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Carry Documents

The CCDL believes that if you choose to carry a gun, you should be able to carry it in any way you personally care to as long as it is legal for you to do so. Many do not know that (OC) Open Carrying of a sidearm is legal in Connecticut (YOU MUST HAVE A VALID CONNECTICUT PERMIT TO CARRY PISTOLS OR REVOLVERS).

The CCDL recommends that anyone that carries a Pistol or Revolver should print the following documents, in their entirety and carry them also. These supporting documents may be of some help if a situation arises.

This is a post from the Connecticut Board of Firearm Examiners website.
GUN PERMIT-RELATED QUESTIONS dated April 10, 2008

This is a letter written by Department of Public Safety Commissioner John A. Danaher III dated February 24, 2009. The last paragraph of the document is the part that states OC is LEGAL.
Commissioner Letter

These are Connecticut State Police documents.
The first is a State Police training bulletin from April, 2013. This bulletin clearly states that the act itself of openly carrying firearms in public with the proper permit is legal. CCDL suggests printing out and carrying a copy of this document while open carrying.
The second is a previous memo that was sent out to all State Police from DPS, about the 2A March at the Capitol, April 10, 2010. This memo states not to arrest anyone for open carrying.

(attachments below)

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Meeting

Meeting Minutes Apr 2013

April General Meeting Minutes
7:12 Open meeting with Pledge and introduction
 
7:16 Executive Reports – President
Attended the Senate floor vote on SB 1160. Unable to stay for entire debate watched the rest and House vote from home
Numerous interviews
Worked on a number of other CCDL projects yet to be announced
Worked with other executive members on the Radio Commercials for WTIC and WJJF.
 
7:17 Executive Reports – Vice President
Wasted a lot of gas driving to Hartford
Helped coordinate on the Radio Ads
 
7:18 Executive Reports – Secretary
Attended the Senate Floor Vote on SB 1160
Did limited work on the FOIA project
Administered the Facebook Group
 
7:19 Executive Reports – Treasurer
Provided half of the talent on the Radio Ad
March Meeting Donations and Monthly Merchandising income $6,624
Various expenses for the month $1030
Approximate amount set aside for the litigation fund: $24,000
 
7:21 Coordinator Reports – Membership
6145 members
1743 since March meeting
We’ve well over doubled our enrollment since Dec. 14th.
 
7:21 Coordinator Reports – Events
Attended and coordinated the 4th annual dinner
Also wasted gas driving to Hartford
Rally is coming up. April 20th on the North Capitol Steps in Hartford. 12-3
 
7:22 Coordinator Reports – Technology
“I worked on the website” 🙂
Added a new field to the membership web form. Responses are entertaining (approx 1/2 are Facebook, most of remaining are WTNH interview)
Performed a lot of Facebook administrative work
 
7:22 Coordinator Reports – Merchandise
Received a huge order right before the meeting. (Note: All sold after meeting)
Received tons of orders
Sent a ton of ‘thank you’s to people who donate
 
7:25 A Comment on Social Media from our President
It’s tremendously valuable to have a place for members to log on and chat.
We need to keep in mind that we’re being watched. By people who don’t agree with our position, by our legislators, by the media, etc.
We must be mindful of that fact and act appropriately. We need to project an image that appears above ‘the fringe.’
We periodically sent out e-mails to our members, but in order to no spam our members we keep our updates fairly limited.
Our blog is available for quickly getting the word out on a number of important issues to our members. It’s update daily and if you haven’t subscribed to it, you should. (http://ccdl.us/blog)
 
7:26 Open Forum
7:40 Broad Themes on Litigation from Martha Dean
CCDL is an incredibly important part of this effort. If you want to contribute to this effort, donate to the CCDL.
Can’t get into the specifics of the case or strategy at this time.
We’ll likely be working with organizations who represenation gun owners as well as individuals directly impacted by this law.
Many lawyers have already volunteered to help, but we need to keep our team limited. we don’t want to end up with ‘too many cooks’. There are other ways you can help. Perhaps finding an organization/club/etc who’s not involved but may want to file an amicus brief.
8:20 Break
 
8:42 Update on SB 1160 (Public Act 13-3)
It’s interesting that there was a large police presence at Cabela’s for our Lobby day.
Gun shop employee’s did participate in efforts to oppose gun control. Some of them even gave up overtime pay to come to Hartford.
Either Cafero or McKinney told the public that legislators had at least 24 hours with the language, but we know the language changed a couple of times between Monday and Wednesday when it was debated.
There was no public hearing on this, no input from gun owners, and as such there are technical problems with the bill.
GET AN ATTORNEY. Talk to them about specific questions. They will be there to help you if you ever need to use your gun.
Most of the bill took place immediately upon signing. Only a few parts about registering and eligibility certificates take effect at some point in the future.
<<Insert link to summary document Jonathan wrote up>>
 
9:06 Political Campaigns
CCDL will be putting together a strong effort this election cycle.
(Paraphrasing Scott) “We don’t need a grade from the NRA this year. Everyone gets either an ‘A’ or an ‘F’ and they selected it themselves.”
House: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/VOTE/H/2013HV-00020-R00SB01160-HV.htm
Senate: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/VOTE/S/2013SV-00090-R00SB01160-SV.htm
 
9:08 FOIA Project
Our Secretary is working on a FOIA request to all of the local issuing authorities to find out how they’re complying with the permitting process. It’s ongoing and we should have an update next month
 
9:09 Gun Rights Rally in Hartford on 4/20
Post to come on Facebook looking for volunteers for specific roles.
12-3 North Side on Saturday April 20th.
Bring all your friends.
Blog post to come with parking suggestions.
 
9:10 Oath Keeper Rallys coming up
April 19th on the green in Lexington, MA at 12 noon
April 19th on the green in West Springfield, MA at 4pm
 
9:17 Close of meeting
April General Meeting Minutes

7:12 Open meeting with Pledge and introduction

 
 

7:16 Executive Reports – President
Attended the Senate floor vote on SB 1160. Unable to stay for entire debate watched the rest and House vote from home
Numerous interviews
Worked on a number of other CCDL projects yet to be announced
Worked with other executive members on the Radio Commercials for WTIC and WJJF.

 
 

7:17 Executive Reports – Vice President
Wasted a lot of gas driving to Hartford
Helped coordinate on the Radio Ads

 
 

7:18 Executive Reports – Secretary

Attended the Senate Floor Vote on SB 1160
Did limited work on the FOIA project
Administered the Facebook Group

 
 

7:19 Executive Reports – Treasurer
Provided half of the talent on the Radio Ad
March Meeting Donations and Monthly Merchandising income $6,624
Various expenses for the month $1030
Approximate amount set aside for the litigation fund: $24,000

 
 

7:21 Coordinator Reports – Membership
6145 members
1743 since March meeting
We’ve well over doubled our enrollment since Dec. 14th.

 
 

7:21 Coordinator Reports – Events

Attended and coordinated the 4th annual dinner
Also wasted gas driving to Hartford
Rally is coming up. April 20th on the North Capitol Steps in Hartford. 12-3

 

 
 

7:22 Coordinator Reports – Technology
“I worked on the website” 🙂
Added a new field to the membership web form. Responses are entertaining (approx 1/2 are Facebook, most of remaining are WTNH interview)
Performed a lot of Facebook administrative work

 
 

7:22 Coordinator Reports – Merchandise
Received a huge order right before the meeting. (Note: All sold after meeting)
Received tons of orders
Sent a ton of ‘thank you’s to people who donate

 
 

7:25 A Comment on Social Media from our President

It’s tremendously valuable to have a place for members to log on and chat.
We need to keep in mind that we’re being watched. By people who don’t agree with our position, by our legislators, by the media, etc.
We must be mindful of that fact and act appropriately. We need to project an image that appears above ‘the fringe.’
We periodically sent out e-mails to our members, but in order to no spam our members we keep our updates fairly limited.
Our blog is available for quickly getting the word out on a number of important issues to our members. It’s update daily and if you haven’t subscribed to it, you should. (http://ccdl.us/blog)

 

 
 

7:26 Open Forum

 
 

7:40 Broad Themes on Litigation from Martha Dean

CCDL is an incredibly important part of this effort. If you want to contribute to this effort, donate to the CCDL.

There may be issues you want raised with the legal team, but you have to remember that we can’t fight everything. We need to count the judges and make sure we craft a case that can win.
Many lawyers have already volunteered to help, but we need to keep our team limited. we don’t want to end up with ‘too many cooks’. There are other ways you can help. Perhaps finding an organization/club/etc who’s not involved but may want to file an amicus brief.

 
 

8:20 Break

 
 

8:42 Update on SB 1160 (Public Act 13-3)
It’s interesting that there was a large police presence at Cabela’s for our Lobby day.
Gun shop employee’s did participate in efforts to oppose gun control. Some of them even gave up overtime pay to come to Hartford.
Either Cafero or McKinney told the public that legislators had at least 24 hours with the language, but we know the language changed a couple of times between Monday and Wednesday when it was debated.
There was no public hearing on this, no input from gun owners, and as such there are technical problems with the bill.
GET AN ATTORNEY. Talk to them about specific questions. They will be there to help you if you ever need to use your gun.
Most of the bill took place immediately upon signing. Only a few parts about registering and eligibility certificates take effect at some point in the future.

 
 
 

9:06 Political Campaigns
CCDL will be putting together a strong effort this election cycle.
(Paraphrasing Scott) “We don’t need a grade from the NRA this year. Everyone gets either an ‘A’ or an ‘F’ and they selected it themselves.”
House: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/VOTE/H/2013HV-00020-R00SB01160-HV.htm
Senate: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/VOTE/S/2013SV-00090-R00SB01160-SV.htm

 
 

9:08 FOIA Project
Our Secretary is working on a FOIA request to all of the local issuing authorities to find out how they’re complying with the permitting process. It’s ongoing and we should have an update next month

 
 

9:09 Gun Rights Rally in Hartford on 4/20
Post to come on Facebook looking for volunteers for specific roles.
12-3 North Side on Saturday April 20th.
Bring all your friends.
Blog post to come with parking suggestions.

 
 

9:10 Oath Keeper Rallys coming up
April 19th on the green in Lexington, MA at 12 noon
April 19th on the green in West Springfield, MA at 4pm

 
 
9:17 Close of meeting
Categories
Meeting

Meeting Minutes Mar 2013

7:10 Open meeting and Introduction
 
7:16 Executive Report – President
Cancelled the February General Meeting
Numerous interviews with the media
Emails/meetings with legislators
Worked in a limited capacity on the ‘Stop the Ban’ coalition of which we are a member
Attended Chris Murphy town hall meeting
Coordinanted with NRA, CCS, NSSF for the Lobby Day
 
7:18 Executive Report – Vice President
Numerous meetings with elected officials and gun clubs
Who’d of thought we’d get press from the NRA?
 
7:20 Executive Report – Secretary
Attended the Hearing in January
Working on a FOIA project to question all 169 towns and cities on their adherence to the pistol permitting process. Sent out first batch late Feb. Remaining letters to go out. Starting to get some responses already though no analysis has been done of them.
 
7:22 Executive Report – Treasurer
We have a generous membership
Combined Jan-Feb:
Donations/Merch – $14,557
Expenses – $ 4166.32
 
7:25 Coordinator Report – Membership
4403 members
471 new since February non-meeting
1607 since January
Approximately 2000 more since November
 
7:26 Coordinator Report – Events
Worked Hunting and Fishing How. Lots of volunteers
Great turnout yesterday (Lobby Day)
 
7:27 Coordinator Report – Permit/Legislative
Lot of trips to LOB
Hunting and Fishing show helped lots of people meet us
Helped people file legislators yesterday
Need to get candidates to oppose anti-gun legislators
 
7:29 Coordinator Report – Technology
Attended hearings
Managed website
Worked with Chris on getting blog set up/integrated
Policed Facebook page and group
 
7:31 Blog
Check out the blog (http://ccdl.us/blog). Updated almost daily
From the perspective of our executive member and blogger Chris L.
 
7:32 Coordinator Report – Registered Agent
Attended hearing.
 
7:33 Coordinator Report – Merchandise
Got lots of shirts available for sale
 
7:33 Donations from Clubs
We got very nice donations from the Mattabasset and Prospect Gun Clubs
 
7:33 Education Committee
We had a meeting. More work to do.
 
7:35 Rally
Thanks to Dave O. for putting on the Rally and DJ Mike Butler
 
7:36 Break
 
7:58 Open Forum
8:37 S.B. 1076 breakdown and legislative items
 
If you can make it to the Legislative Office Building, do it. If not head to Murphy’s meeting. It’s more important to show force at the hearing.
Thursday (3/14) is a normal committee hearing. The process will not be like the Gun Safety hearing in January.
You’ll have 3 minutes to talk.
11 bills are being discussed.
1076 is the big one
If you need facts and statistics gunfacts.info or FBI.gov
Look at the other bills too, not just 1076.
If your legislator is not on the Public Safety Committee, walk into their office and ask to speak with them.
 
8:58 April 20th Gun Rights Rally
Capitol Grounds on the North Side
 
9:07 Close of Meeting

7:10 Open meeting and Introduction

 

7:16 Executive Report – President
Cancelled the February General Meeting
Numerous interviews with the media
Emails/meetings with legislators
Worked in a limited capacity on the ‘Stop the Ban’ coalition of which we are a member
Attended Chris Murphy town hall meeting
Coordinanted with NRA, CCS, NSSF for the Lobby Day

 

7:18 Executive Report – Vice President
Numerous meetings with elected officials and gun clubs
Who’d of thought we’d get press from the NRA?

 

7:20 Executive Report – Secretary
Attended the Hearing in January
Working on a FOIA project to question all 169 towns and cities on their adherence to the pistol permitting process. Sent out first batch late Feb. Remaining letters to go out. Starting to get some responses already though no analysis has been done of them.

 

7:22 Executive Report – Treasurer
We have a generous membership
Combined Jan-Feb:
Donations/Merch – $14,557
Expenses – $ 4166.32

 

7:25 Coordinator Report – Membership
4403 members
471 new since February non-meeting
1607 since January
Approximately 2000 more since November

 

7:26 Coordinator Report – Events
Worked Hunting and Fishing How. Lots of volunteers
Great turnout yesterday (Lobby Day)

 

7:27 Coordinator Report – Permit/Legislative
Lot of trips to LOB
Hunting and Fishing show helped lots of people meet us
Helped people file legislators yesterday
Need to get candidates to oppose anti-gun legislators

 

7:29 Coordinator Report – Technology
Attended hearings
Managed website
Worked with Chris on getting blog set up/integrated
Policed Facebook page and group

 

7:31 Blog
Check out the blog (http://ccdl.us/blog). Updated almost daily
From the perspective of our executive member and blogger Chris L.

 

7:32 Coordinator Report – Registered Agent
Attended hearing.

 

7:33 Coordinator Report – Merchandise
Got lots of shirts available for sale

 

7:33 Donations from Clubs
We got very nice donations from the Mattabasset and Prospect Gun Clubs

 

7:33 Education Committee
We had a meeting. More work to do.

 

7:35 Rally
Thanks to Dave O. for putting on the Rally and DJ Mike Butler

 

7:36 Break

 

7:58 Open Forum

 

8:37 S.B. 1076 breakdown and legislative items
If you can make it to the Legislative Office Building, do it. If not head to Murphy’s meeting. It’s more important to show force at the hearing.
Thursday (3/14) is a normal committee hearing. The process will not be like the Gun Safety hearing in January.
You’ll have 3 minutes to talk.
11 bills are being discussed.
1076 is the big one
If you need facts and statistics gunfacts.info or FBI.gov
Look at the other bills too, not just 1076.
If your legislator is not on the Public Safety Committee, walk into their office and ask to speak with them.

 
 

8:58 April 20th Gun Rights Rally
Capitol Grounds on the North Side

 
9:07 Close of Meeting
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Media

CCDL President Interviewed by WTNH

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League President, Scott Wilson, was interviewed by WTNH on Friday, April 5, 2013. He discussed the newly passed laws that have been passed by our Legislators, and the intentions of the organization to pursue litigation, the need for donations, and our upcoming rally on April 20.

 

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — One group in Connecticut is now planning to take the state to court over the new gun law. The President of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League or CCDL spoke to News 8’s Tina Detelj.

The fight over gun reform here in the state is far from over. Some legislators are saying the new law is just the beginning and a grass roots group is now planning to sue.

Scott Wilson of New London is the president and one of the founding members of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League.

“We’re not entirely surprised that a law like this was passed. We are somewhat disappointed of course,” said Wilson.”

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Group to file lawsuit against the state over new gun laws