Meeting Minutes Apr 2012

7:05 PM 4/10/2012
Open meeting

7:08 PM 4/10/2012
Executive Reports – President
Executive member Meeting
Discussed 2A Rally: Riser for speakers, port-o-johns,
Contacted WTNH regarding their story on Delta.
Nominated Eric as membership coordinator.
Communicated with State Representive regarding gun bills on the floor including H.B. 5245.
Communicated with New London Police Department regarding the NL Concealed Carry ordinance.

7:12 PM 4/10/2012
Executive Reports – Secretary
Attended executive member meeting, nothing else to report

7:12 PM 4/10/2012
Executive Reports – Treasurer
Had a great time at the CCDL Annual dinner.
Donations $1679
Merchanidse $498
Total Expenses $2,056 (including annual taxes)

7:13 PM 4/10/2012
Coordinator Reports – Membership
Eric is the newly appointed membership coordinator.
Attended annual dinner and executive member meeting.
58 new members in last 30 days.
2087 members total.

7:14 PM 4/10/2012
Coordinator Reports – Events
Had annual dinner. Thanks to everyone who came.

7:15 PM 4/10/2012
Legislative Update
Sent out a legislative alert via e-mail, Please read it and contact your representatives.

7:15 PM 4/10/2012
Coordinator Reports – Merchandise
Sent out outstanding orders.
Contacted Rep. regarding 5245.

7:16 PM 4/10/2012
Special Guest – Peter Lumaj – Candidate for US Senate

7:33 PM 4/10/2012
2A Rally
Hoffman’s allowing us to host a table at their store for the two weekends before the rally to hand out flyers. April 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd. Open 9-6 Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. Need volunteers for Saturday the 21st.

7:43 PM 4/10/2012
Board of Firearms Permit Examiners
Had first “Denials Day” hearing. Denials are typically quick hearings because most of the time it’s usually a poor denial reason. Excessive speeding tickets, stealing a pack of batteries from many years ago, etc. Towns are holding out with denials until just before the hearing and then granting the permits.
The board is only required to meet every 90 days. They’re currently doing 2 hearings a month. All members are unpaid volunteers.
We lost Art Carr who was a friend to permit holders. He passed away last month.
Two cases that are interesting. Seems to be a lot of cases regarding restraining orders. Temporary Restraining Orders expire on their own. Some people are forgetting they had an expired restraining order and fail to put those on their applications. Towns are then denying for lying on their application.

8:01 PM 4/10/2012 is a free classified gun trading website.

8:04 PM 4/10/2012
2A Rally (Continued)
March 21st went to State Capitol to meet with Lt. Richards of Captiol Police to tour the grounds. Went over where to setup and discussion of parking. Firearms must remain holstered. People to be reminded during rally.
Please tell your friends.
Parking in the Legislative Office Building garage is prohibited.

8:15 PM 4/10/2012
Parking at the General Meeting
Please park at the first parking lot. The side door (into the meeting room) will be open.

8:16 PM 4/10/2012
Open Floor
How do we change the ordinance in New Britain? Jonathan H. has mixed feelings because it’s a gateway to pre-emption.
New London: Town is not enforcing the ordinance, and views a valid Permit to Carry as authorization to carry within the town. Town is in the process of reviewing the ordinance.
Don’t forget to email your state rep in support of H.B. 5245.

8:30 PM 4/10/2012
Close of meeting.


Meeting Minutes Mar 2012

CCDL General Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, March 13th 2012
Open meeting with Pledge and introductions
Presidents Report
Held Executive meeting on 3/6/2012. No General meeting was held in February.
Staffed CCDL booth at the Hunting and Fishing show
Testified on numerous firearms Bills in Hartford
Communicated with Public Safety and Co-Chair Representative Dargan
Enlisted several speakers for the 2nd Amendment Rally
Gave an update on the 2A Rally
Vice Presidents Report
Staffed CCDL booth at the Hunting and Fishing show
Testified on firearms Bills in Hartford
Attended Executive meeting on 3/6/2012
Made down payment to Wolcott Landowners to hold the hall for 3rd Anniversary Party
Communicated with Public Safety on firearms bill
Discussed collecting donated canned goods
Secretary’s Report (read by President)
Submitted testimony
Testified on firearms Bills in Hartford
Treasurers Report
Attended Executive meeting on 3/6/2012
Staffed CCDL booth for several shifts at the Hunting and Fishing show
Donations $376.37
Merchandising Sales $276.00
Total Expenses $283.45
Membership Coordinator (Read by Technology Coordinator)
Testified on firearms Bills in Hartford
2039 Members
Technology Coordinator
Attended Executive meeting on 3/6/2012
Made updates to Website.
Made updates to Facebook
Sent out e-mails to members
Events Coordinator
Attended Executive meeting on 3/6/2012
Discussed 3rd Anniversary Party
Public Relations
Submitted testimony
President asked if he could make Media fact sheet for the 2A Rally
Open carry policy on Capitol Grounds
Parking at Capital
Merchandise Coordinator
Attended Executive meeting on 3/6/2012
Website orders
Staffed CCDL booth at the Hunting and Fishing show
2A Rally Coordinator
Spoke with Lt. Glen Richards Capitol Police
Podium confirmed (to be provided by John B)
President asked Kurt W. to put together a questionnaire for Candidates to find out where they stand on firearms related issues and to help educate them on the issues. General discussion commenced with ideas for the questionnaire such as Castle Doctrine, Assault Weapons Ban and a Regulation change to the ban on State Park/Forrest carry.
Voluntary Contributions
Special Guest – Amy Stegel – Legislative Update
Submitted testimony
Testified on firearms Bills in Hartford
Updates on numerous Firearms related Bills in Short Session such as:
HB 5096, HB 5220 Toy Gun Bill, HB 5245, HB 5246, SB 100 Sex Assault with a Firearm penalty increase, SB 196 Bound Book
State Rep. Rob Sampson deserves credit
State Rep. Steve Mikutel (Democrat who was very Pro-2A)
Bill allowing Constables to carry on School grounds
SB 325 Mandatory Evacuation Bill
Much discussion commenced about these two bills
John B. gave a quick description about Agenda 21 and ‘Sustainable Development’
Cheryl L.
One Ticket left for the NRA Dinner
Asked that everyone going to the 3rd Anniversary Dinner 6-10pm at Wolcott Landowners please confirm on Facebook
Scott W.
2nd Amendment Rally Filming
Discussion about proposed Waterbury Shooting Range near School
John B.
Discussion about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the need for Due Process
A reminder that ‘Standing up for you Rights’ is being watched.
Lenny B.
Discussed the Southern Poverty Law Center and their listing of organizations as being radical, even Militia like and being a threat to the Country. Amy S. calls it propaganda
Reminder about State Rep. Rob Sampson and State Senator Joe Markley’s Pizza Party Fundraiser on March 21st, 2012 at Five Guys Flippin’ Pies 690 Wolcott Rd. (Route 69) Wolcott, CT.
Scott W.
Reminder about the Death Penalty Testimony deadline
Meeting End