Legislation

SB 1017 and HB 6185 are two of the current remaining pieces of firearms legislation that have not died in committee. If you wish to contact your legislators to oppose these two Bills, please do so and voice your opposition. You can find your State Senator and Representative here:   http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/CGAFindLeg.asp
 
* With SB 1017 we are asking our members to specifically state that you oppose this Bill based on the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners falling into control of Department of Public safety.  Please tell your legislators that this Board would have more objectivity if it merges under the Office of Government Accountability (once this Agency is enacted). This request to contact legislators is crucial to ensure this move to an agency other than DPS. 
Oppose:  SB 1017 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE BOARD OF FIREARMS PERMIT EXAMINERS INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND TRANSFERRING RESPONSIBILITY FOR AMUSEMENT PARK OVERSIGHT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Update: Public Hearing 2/22. Voted out of committee. Currently referred to committee on General Law.
 
Oppose:  HB 6185 AN ACT CREATING A GUN OFFENDER REGISTRY.
Statement of Purpose: To require that persons convicted of certain gun crimes register their names and addresses with the local police department for the municipality in which they reside.
UPDATE: This bill was killed in committee; however it was revived by amending another bill. Bill 998 is now the new bill, titled: An Act Concerning Registration for Crimes Committed with a Firearm. It was voted through the Judiciary committee on 4/21 and it is now on the Senate Calendar as of 4/27/11.


CCDL would again like to thank all members for the continued efforts during this legislative session.
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Notes of Interest:
Plans are underway for the 3rd annual CCDL Family Picnic this summer. More details will follow soon.  We look forward to celebrating our 2nd Amendment Rights with our members from across the State.

CCDL Member and Activist Rich Burgess is moving forward with a prolific 2nd Amendment case stemming from an arrest in Wallingford that could potentially affect all of us as gun owners in Connecticut. If you wish to learn more about this case, and care to help Rich with some support ,please follow this link:  http://withregardstorights.com/

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Suitability Study/Permit Issues
CCDL Member E. Jonathan Hardy is heading up a state wide Suitability Study regarding permit issues in every town of CT. Many local issuing authorities are asking for additional information that is not required per the State of Connecticut to obtain your permit.  We've seen some local issuing authorities, go so far as to ask for skin color, handicap information, medical information, dental information, credit data, three letters of reference, etc.  All of this is NOT required per the State and is just a barrier for those that want to maintain a certain amount of privacy and still obtain a permit.  For more information, click here.

 

John F. McManus of the John Birch Society in CT on the 12th of May. Go to CT Patriot Alliance.com for more details and directions.
http://www.ctpatriotalliance.com/
John F. McManus of the John Birch Society in CT on the 12th of May. Go to CT Patriot Alliance.com for more details and directions.
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Stewart Rhodes will be speaking at the next CT Oath Keepers meeting on Tuesday, May, 24, 2011 at:
Holy Trinity Polish National Church
200 Summer St.
Plantsville, CT
Time: 7:00pm
Any questions or if you require additional information please contact me by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Monthly General Meeting, Tomorrow from 7pm - 9pm
Location : Middletown Elks Lodge 771, 44 Maynard St,  Middletown, CT

This Legislative session CCDL and its members have worked very hard to
protect our 2A rights. We, as an organization, have successfully stopped
some of the worst proposed gun bills that we have ever seen. There is still
more to do this session and we will be discussing this Tuesday night.

One of the best things to come out of this session with all these proposed
gun bills, is that CCDL membership is increasing  daily! People are getting
involved and realizing that our rights need to be fought for and protected
on a daily basis.
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Food Item Donations:
CCDL will now be collecting Non-Perishable foods at all of its Meetings &
Events.
Rescue Missions and food banks do not operate only during the holidays, they
operate year long.
There  are  many people in our state that go hungry everyday. We as an
organization can help.
Please, if you can, bring a Non-Perishable food item (canned good) with you
to the meeting.
Thank you all!