7:09 PM 8/9/2011
Open meeting and introduction, and moment of silence

7:13 PM 8/9/20115
Executive Report - President
Called exec meeting and discussed picnic, purchasing tables/canopy/etc, WPLR pig roast, leasing a storage area, candidates to come speak, new "Is That Legal" brochure printing, putting on a new 2A rally, Setting up a PAC (which isn't likely to happen)
Met with Attorney to discuss possibility of some time in the future setting up a legal defense fund, but a lot of work needed before that
Wrote update for our e-mails - Contact your US Senators and Representative on Project Gunwalker
Attended Sunday meeting, but had to leave early due to weather.
Invited Justin Bernier to speak at our meeting
Started outline for true 'Shall Issue' reform in Connecticut

7:15 PM 8/9/2011
Executive Report - Vice President
Attended exec member meeting.
Attended meeting with attorney
Organized, set up and staffed booth on Saturday at WPLR event.
Entered new members into database

7:16 PM 8/9/2011
Executive Report - Secretary
Attended executive member meeting

7:16 PM 8/9/2011
Coordinator Report - Membership
Printed/Folded brochures

7:17 PM 8/9/2011
Coordinator Report - Events
Picnic coming up August 27th. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan on bringing side dishes or want to help setup/cleanup. RSVP if you can.

7:18 PM 8/9/2011
Coordinator Report - Technology
Updated user database per Membership coordinator's
Send e-mail and facebook updates
Attended Blue Trail WPLR event.

7:19 PM 8/9/2011
Ken's incident OCing around Police Officer
July 22nd, 2011 was approached by a Trooper from Troop E and asked what his business was. Trooper requested ID and pistol permit. Bank where he was located was not posted. Trooper took ID and Permit to car. Short while later Trooper returned into bank and handed back ID and
Permit. Trooper questioned Ken about reasons for Open Carrying even though he understood the laws. Trooper said if someone made a complaint, he would have to arrest Ken for Breach of Peace. Ken finished business at bank and Trooper agreed to meet after bank business was finished. Ken approached the Trooper and continued the conversation. Ken felt the Trooper was unprofessional in his speech during this manner. Complaint was filed through their website for complaints/compliments. No profane language was used, but Ken feels the Trooper's overall demeanor was unprofessional. Got some response from a Lt. from DPS who after some further questions said there was no reason to continue the investigation and no further action needed to be taken, but would file the complaint permanently in the Trooper's file in case a future event occurs.

7:26 PM 8/9/2011
Executive Report - Treasurer
Getting introduced into protocols and procedures.
Completed necessary steps to manage financial resources
Transferred all accounting information into Quickbooks.
Received $254 sold in product and $50 in donations at WPLR.
Attended Exec. board meeting
Attended meeting with Attorney
Attended Sunday WPLR/Blue Trail event, but had to leave early due to weather.
Ongoing financial activities:
- CCDL will have to replace the pop-up canopy on loan to us by VP and Tech. Coordinator that was damaged by severe weather on Sundary morning
- Preparations are ongoing for the August Family picnic.

7:31 PM 8/9/2011
Special Guest - Justin Bernier - Candidate for US Congress, 5th District

7:47 PM 8/9/2011

8:01 PM 8/9/2011
Old business

8:02 PM 8/9/2011
Family Picnic
August 27th at Booth Memorial Park in Stratford, CT
Setup starts at 9:30, event starts at 11.
No Alcohol because all lawful forms of carry are allowed.
Looking for other raffle donations

8:04 PM 8/9/2011
Rich B's new website
Rich's case is still sitting in the process. Any updates will be posted on the above site and opencarry.org

8:04 PM 8/9/2011
Open Forum
Utah had a reciprocity agreement with many states. Last year they had cancelled 200+ permits. In the first half of this year they had to cancel almost 300 permits due to the Utah permit being cheaper than the other state's permit and the other state cancelled reciprocity with Utah.

8:07 PM 8/9/2011
Shall issue reform in CT
Scott started and outline for the campaign.
When it's done, we're going to need volunteers to go to their reps and senators to get this passed. We're going to need enough backing in the legislature to get it passed.

8:10 PM 8/9/2011
Project Gunwalker
Read our last members update.
Contact your US Representatives and Senators and get them to take action.
Brief Summary: ATF was going to border town gun dealers and getting them to notify the ATF when known gun smugglers came into the store. The ATF told the gun dealers to sell them the firearms and those firearms made it across the Mexican border and end up being used by the drug dealers in Mexico where some Border Potrol Agents where killed by them.

8:12 PM 8/9/2011
Close of meeting.

7:06 PM 7/12/2011
Opening of meeting and introduction

7:10 PM 7/12/2011
Executive Report - President
Held exec. meeting on June 29. Items covered: annual picnic, reviewed by-laws, WPLR pig roast, possibility of new coordinator position for permit issues.
Communicated with SAF on
Reviewed opinoins of our attorney and recommendations for direction of CCDL to legally be most effective
Nominated and voted in a new treasurer.
Proposed that we endorse Jerry Labriola for CT GOP chairman.

7:12 PM 7/12/2011
Executive Report - Vice President
Attended executive member meeting
Attended gun range protest at Sprague Elementary in Waterbury. Only pro-2a person there and served as an 'expert' on the issue for news organizations.

7:14 PM 7/12/2011
Executive Report - Treasurer
Deposited 174 from Donations and merch from last meeting
Put together banking info for new treasurer
Jeff Harric, a member of the forum CTSHOOTING.COM, put together some decals to advertise the forum. He sold them to memebers fo rht eofrum and donated the money from the sales to CCDL. So far he has donated $158. CCDL will be sending him a CCDL t-shirt in appreciation.

7:16 PM 7/12/2011
Executive Report - Secretary
Attended executive member meeting
Made changes to the by-laws as discussed in that meeting

7:17 PM 7/12/2011
Coordinator Report - Membership
1629 members. 41 new this month including his wife who was previously anti-gun
Worked with Tech. Coordinator to clean up member list
Attended exec. meeting
Dropped of brochures at BMG

7:18 PM 7/12/2011
Coordinator Report - PR
Wrote endorsement for Jerry Labriola
Wrote SAF press release
Responded to gun related question from NH Advocate reporter

7:19 PM 7/12/2011
Coordinator Report - Events
Attended exec. meeting
Worked on picnic details

7:19 PM 7/12/2011
Coordinator Report - Technology
Transfered money from paypal
Updated member database
Sent out e-mails
Updated facebook and website.

7:20 PM 7/12/2011
Coordinator Report - Merchandise
Inventory has been taken.
Working on new vendor for t-shirts for faster service.
Working on merchandise for summer events

7:20 PM 7/12/2011
Open Forum
Jonathan H. is collecting town paperwork for permits to carry. Trying to gather all information to point out issues with a town's process. The last two months a lot of people have been thinking permits to carry is a privilege when it should be a right. BFPE hearing is next Thursday. They're under new 'ownership' within the state, but still holding meetings at DPS. Woodbridge is making people sign 'hold harmless' agreements where they can go to your employer and ask about you and you can't sue the town if you get fired as a result of that inquiry. If anyone doesn't feel comfortable signing the paperwork, bring it in, let it get denied and immediately file an appeal with the board. Board is very good about overturning denials based solely on paperwork issues. ctpistolpermitissues.com
It appears that you can't open carry on the MTA, at least according to one conductor and the interpretive policy.

7:27 PM 7/12/2011

7:42 PM 7/12/2011
Special Guest - Daria Novak - Candidate for 2nd US Congressional District

7:46 PM 7/12/2011
Special Guest - Len Suzio - State Senator 13th District

8:00 PM 7/12/2011
Special Guest - Christopher Coutu - State Representative, 47th Assembly District - Candidate for 2nd US Congressional District

8:17 PM 7/12/2011
Old Business

8:19 PM 7/12/2011
Gun shop activism
We lost our previous distributor. Is anyone able to take brochures/cards and deliver them to gun shops? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. PM 7/12/2011
Media Blitz on Project Gun Walker
We need to make media aware of CT's Washington delegation who have not signed on against Project Gunwalker.
PR coordinator to work on something
Amy S. to also work with our delegation in DC on the subject.


8:22 PM 7/12/2011
August Picnic
3rd Annual CCDL Family picnic will be held on Saturday, August 27th from 11-4 is free and open to the public. Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford, CT at the same pavillion as previous years.
All lawful methods of carry are welcome. No alcohol allowed.
CCDL will provide hot dogs/hamburgers/drinks. Asking for people to bring salads/chips/desserts and please let Cheryl know by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so she can coordinate.
If you'd like to commit to help setup/clean up/cooking/contributing raffle or food item/ contact Cheryl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Games and family fun will be had.

8:29 PM 7/12/2011
Project Gun Walker
Two good sites to go to for a huge amount of information on Project Gun Walker:

8:43 PM 7/12/2011
Close of meeting

Opening of meeting and introduction

Executive Reports - President
Attended OathKeepers meeting where Stuart Rhodes was the speaker
Worked with Amy
Worked with Republican legislators work on laguage regarding moving the BPFE into another department
Met with attorney to discuss possible restructuring

Executive Reports - Vice President
Attended meeting with Attorney

Executive Reports - Treasurer
Refund of $62.50 overpayment received from caterer.
Donations from the Ye Connecticut Gun Guild gun show finally received

Executive Reports - Secretary
Attended meeting with Attorney

Coordinator Reports - Membership, Events
Not Present

Coordinator Reports - Tech
Upgraded Facebook group and create Facebook page for CCDL.
Posted articles to website and sent emails to members.

Coordinator Reports - PR
Wrote press reelase about joining the Second Amendment Foundation's Amicus Curie

Coordinator Reports - Registers Agent
Reserved picnic area for Augest 27th

Coordinator Reports - Merchandise
Currenting filling back orders
Getting car vynals

Legislative Update with Amy S.
Possible the most gun-related bills brought up in a long time
Huge turnout at multiple hearing on multiple bills in multiple committees. This posed a problem with mobilizing our members but we did well.
Legislation was changed as a direct result of CCDL member comments.
Passed 5263 - Permit renewal by mail. Had 26 co-sponsors, but where added only AFTER it received much positive testimony from citizens
Thank your legislators who signed on
Prices do not get raised as a result and this goes into effect in October.
Passed - Federal Firearm Relief Bill (Federal mandate to provide path for those committed by a court to a mental health facility to restore their 2nd amendment rights)
Passed - 6581 - This was a DMV bill allowing an exemption of motor vehicle inspectors from having to get permits to carry in order to carry a firearm while on duty.
Passed 6629 - domestic violence bill - changes process for siezing firearms from those already prohibited
Passed 1017 (which became another bill number. Unsure of new number) BPFE moving to Office of (unclear) Accountability. Not merging with DPS.
Now that bills have been passed it will take time for them to come into effect and regulations to be written.
Special session is coming in fall, so we need to be watchful.
Good time to meet with ligislators since they're not as busy with current legislation. Tell them what wrong with the system.
967 was killed in committee. Could not get it passed as an amendment either.
Any legislator introducing pro-gun legislation or ammedments - thank them.
Ammunition bill probably failed but unknown if it was attached to anything else.
Assault weapon ban fight coming to federal level again.

7:43 Membership
30 new member this month.
1583 total

7:44 Open forum
US Concealed Carry Association provides insurance policy in case you are in a situation where you need to defend yourself. Different levels depending on level of membership. Covers cibil and criminal cases. NRA has a similar program.
Does CCDL have any kind of relationship with NRA or GOA? We've talked, also talked with SAF about court case. NRA is in the loop on CT issues, but we don't know how far that information is going.
Estelle from We The People of CT, Inc. It's a CT lobby group for the consitutiont. Non-partisan lobbying organization looking for 175,000 people to join. Also looking for Citizen Constitution monitors to keep track of subjects of legislation/legislators and notify group to address it. Membership is $25/year. wethepeopleofct.com

8:07 Break

8:18 Special Guest Daria Novak

8:34 Pistol Permit Issues
Info on towns - if no ling for your town or one near you, please get an application and send it, along with any additional requirements/notes to Jonathan.
2x2 photo is only for non-residents. You do not need it for a resident permit.
Some towns are saying that the NRA basic pistol certificate has a 1 year expiration. It does not.
Woodbridge/West Hartford/Norwalk all want a hold harmless agreement signed allowing them to talk to your employer and preventing you from suing you if your employer fires you as a result of that discussion.
68% of permit revocations/denials are overturned.
Should look for a way to have records expunged after some period of time.
No stop-gap measure for when bourd overturns and police-chief will won't issue. Board has to take chief to court.

8:59 Picnic
Will be held Saturday August 27th at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford.
Times TBD, but similar to previous years

9:00 Amicus Brief
CCDL signed onto an Amicus Brief with the Second Amendment Foundation.
Information linked on our website.

9:02 New London
No new information on concealed carry ban. Not a lot of cooperation with town manager.

9:03 Close of meeting

7:07 PM 5/10/2011
Scott opens meeting with pledge and introduction

7:09 PM 5/10/2011
President's Report

Communicated with legislators and candidates

7:10 PM 5/10/2011
Vice President's Report
CCDL will now be collecting non-perishable food items for donation at all of our events. As of now, donations will be donated to Bridgeport Rescue Mission and St. John's Church in Sandy Hook.

7:11 PM 5/10/2011
Secretary's Report
Nothing to report

7:11 PM 5/10/2011
Acting Treasurer's Report
Completed review of all Treasury issues for January through April of 2011.
Anniversary dinner took in 1800, cost 1967.
Received t-shirt order from the president. inventoried and sorted the order and gave to merch. coordinator
Ordered 5000 CCDL business cards

7:14 PM 5/10/2011
Technology Coordinator's Report
Made paypal transfer to bank account.
James was able to ship all outstanding orders.
Helped with inventory
General maintenance on website, members list, and sending e-mails.
Will be updating Facebook group to a Facebook page soon.

7:15 PM 5/10/2011
Membership Coordinator's Report
Shipped out all outstanding orders.

7:15 PM 5/10/2011
Merchandise Coordinator's Report
Ran table at Ye CT Gun Guild gun show
Printed out brochures.
94 new members this month. Total of 1545 members.

7:17 PM 5/10/2011
Open Forum - (Comments, questions and announcements from members, not necessarily CCDL Endorsed)
Ed Peruta circulated the idea of creating a legal defense fund. CCDL wanted to take it under advisement and he would like to know what happened with that. There are approximately 8 important gun cases in CT or coming up in CT. Ed would like CCDL to make a donation to one of the gun attorneys. Ed would also like an accounting of all revenue generated and where it has been used. Would also like an e-mail sent out to members asking who would be interested in someone creating a Legal Defense Fund.
Under current registration and structuring with the state we cannot legally do what he's asking. The Executive Board will be discussing the issue with an attorney.
At This meeting, Ed Peruta asked to be taken off of the membership status of CCDL , he was then removed as a member from the database by our technology coordinator , per the direction of CCDL President Scott Wilson to honor his request.  
Thursday in Poquonok President of John Birch Society is coming to CT.
Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keeper, is coming to CT to speak as well.
Tax Day Rally on the 15th was very lively and had a significant number of CT Republican representatives there promising not to vote for any tax increases. And every single republican voted against it. Unfortunately it passed anyway.
Suggestion from new member: PATCH.com tries to get information from small towns. People can join and post events going on in the towns and articles. You should check it out to keep the political spectrum even. (It's and offshoot of the Huffington Post)
Stratford Gun Collector's is raffling off a Mauser among other things. May 21st running a bus to the Indian Motorcycle Museum leaving at 8am from Booth Memorial Park. $35/per person including bus there and back. Payments must be made by May 17th. Contact Jeff - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

7:36 PM 5/10/2011
Jonathan H.
Gave some information from the town carry requirements which was used in Hartford.
A little over 30 of 186 towns
Especially 'shady' towns: Hartford (claiming they don't have staff to handle paperwork), East Hartford (giving telephone run around when inquiring about application)
The Board of Firearm Permit Examiners is doing their best to keep on top of the backlog.
Board has said towns can't charge extra for fingerprinting.
If you experience any delay or run around from the towns, call the Board immediately.
All this information is on ctpistolpermitissues.com
Brochures are going good. If you're friends with Jonathan H. on Facebook and you see he was at Hoffman's the day or two before you and you're at Hoffman's let him know if

7:55 PM 5/10/2011

8:07 PM 5/10/2011
Old Business

8:09 PM 5/10/2011
Legislative Overview
967 - Died in committee
547 - Died in committee
1017 - still alive and in committee. (Call legislators to tell them to oppose the bill or at least remove BPFE from becoming part of DPS. Either is acceptable)
1096 - Illegal possession of ammunition alive on Senate calendar
1227 - Children who illegally possess firearms alive on Senate calendar
998 - (gun offender registry) alive on Senate calendar
6158 - Minor changes to land revolver statutes - still alive on House calendar
6376 - bound book requirement - alive on House calendar
6490 - give someone who has been barred from owning firearms due to mental illness an appeal process for regaining their rights as required by federal law is alive and on House calendar.

8:19 PM 5/10/2011
CCDL Family Picnic
Stratford Park & Rec. Dept. will be open on Memorial Day. We can get the permit at that time.
Contact Cheryl if you are interested in helping plan the event - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:21 Meeting Closed