3rd Annual Family Picnic
This Saturday, Rain or Shine!

Saturday August 27, 2011, 11AM to 4PM
The Connecticut Citizens Defense League will host our annual family picnic. The event will take place at the Boothe Memorial Park - 5800 Main Street on
Putney in Stratford, CT. This event is open to CCDL Members and to the public free of charge.

Everyone is encouraged to attend this event to celebrate our right in Connecticut to Keep and Bear Arms, get to know us and learn more about what CCDL does to protect your rights as a gun owner in the state of Connecticut!

Come and enjoy typical picnic fare - burgers, dogs, salads, dessert, soft beverages and more. This will be an alcohol free gathering.Any lawful firearm carry is allowed and many will be openly carrying their firearms to show support of our 2nd Amendment Rights. If you will be carrying a firearm, please exercise safety and caution as we will be in theeyes of the public. Firearms must remain holstered for the duration of the event to ensure safety.

CCDL Merchandise and Membership Sign Up will be available on-site. There will be games and prizes. Please let us know if you plan to contribute a food item. Salads, desserts and snack items are suggested. Join us from you may live from around the State for this fun event! Here is the
flyer: http://ccdl.us/aboutus/events/195-3rd-annual-family-picnic

View pics of last years picnic here: http://ccdl.us/photo-gallery/category/12-2nd-annual-family-picnic

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Campaign Watch (2012) :
CCDL would like to thank candidate for US Congress Justin Bernier for attending our last general meeting. Justin spoke on 2nd Amendment Rights and
answered questions as well.

Video of our guest speakers can be viewed here:http://www.youtube.com/user/ccdlinc

Our next meeting we have candidate for US Senate Brian K Hill. Brian will also speak about our rights as gun owners. Visit Brian's website to learn more about him: http://briankhill.com/

Killingly Town Ordinance Watch
Killingly CCDL Members
and all gun owners should prepare for the likelihood of a public hearing in the very near future for a gun ordinance. This ordinance proposal has language that may restrict use of firearms  on private property. There may possibly be no provision for use of firearms for self defense purposes. While no public hearing is scheduled as of yet, both the town council and Public Safety committees are working on language for this proposal.

CCDL is recommending that interested parties view the Public Hearing page for Killingly:http://www.killingly.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={CC060358-

You may also inquire at the Town Manager’s office: 860-779-5334. As always, be polite when making inquiries.

When and if this Public Hearing is scheduled, CCDL will do it’s best to alert members as soon as possible.

-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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Press Contact: Bennett Prescott, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Connecticut Gun Rights Group Hosts Third Annual Family Picnic

Groton, CT (August 16, 2011) – The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) will be hosting their annual Family Picnic for the third year in a row on Saturday, August 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. As in years past the event will be held at Boothe Memorial Park, located at 5800 Main Street on Putney in Stratford, CT. The event is open to the public free of charge. Attendees are encouraged to bring their families and carry firearms openly or concealed in celebration of our second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut.

The CCDL Family Picnic is held every year in order to help the public get to know the CCDL and their rights better, as well as to learn what the organization has been doing to protect those rights. Traditional picnic fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, soda, and desserts will be served. CCDL merchandise will be available for purchase, and there will be games and prizes with great gun oriented giveaways. Come help celebrate the continued success of the CCDL!

In accordance with best practices of firearm safety, this will be an alcohol free event and attendees are requested to keep any loaded firearms in holsters for the duration of the event. For more information visit http://www.ccdl.us.


Bennett Prescott
Public Relations Coordinator
Connecticut Citizens Defense League
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Cell: (518) 488-7190