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Meeting Minutes Mar 2015

Meeting started at 7:03 with National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance
 
Opening remarks by Scott
 
Legislation enacted 1 year ago
Anti gun foes trying to lull owners to sleep
Public hearing tomorrow on 3 bills
Anti gunners end goal is a long term plan of disarmament
Submit testimony and attend the hearings if at all possible
 
Presidents report
3 month mark from oral arguments in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Perhaps up to 6 months before a ruling
Been communicating with media, legislators
Writing testimony
 
VP Report
Food bank donation delivery
Fighting for our rights
Attend Legislature for testimony if at all possible
writing testimony to submit.
 
Treasurers Report
The fight against the anti-gun crowd will take years
Don’t lose the fight, don’t give up don’t stop
Educate other gun owners and friends
 
As of the end of February:
Peoples Bank     $7675
Paypal                $4565
Donations+Tix    $2990
Merchandise       $2361
 
Total                     $5351
 
Expenses
 
Paypal fees/shipping    $370
Supplies/printing           $1081
Web,Hall, Tax                $4632
 
Total                             $6083
 
Peoples Bank Litigation    $78,134
Total Litigation income      $580,882.62
 
Expenses Legal                $485
Bank Fees                        $260
Misc                                   $24
 
Operational money to Litigation fund $4677
Reumbersments
Due to operational account from Lit    $3807
 
 
Events Report
 
Dinner plans  Sunday @5:30  New Life Church
Gifts on hand Guns and ammo
 
Hunting and Fishing show
Snow on setup day.
Met an anti-gunner
Met a lot of people and got the word out
14 Volunteers so was well covered.
 
Legislative Report
Changes to Testify procedure
Bottleneck at metal detectors
Get to LOB early
Decorum – Don’t rise to anti-gunners bait, they want us to look bad.
Submit written testimony
Plan to spend all day there
Food and wifi (free and open) available in LOB, bring a phone charger
 
Permit issues
Towns are charging the wrong fee for background check $16.50 let Jonathan know.
 
Merchandise Report
Few Poker run shirts left, 2 picnic left
$5 section
Decals, Bling, etc, and we take paypal credit
 
Guest – Senator Joe Markley
 
Stay involved
3 Bills pending
1 “safe storage” bill
2 Domestic violence bills
 
None of the 2 DV bills address violation of rights and no due process
 
Kudos to Rob Sampson for his work
Elections have consequences and the anti’s know it
Some very strong 2A folks got elected
 
Plans to attach distasteful amendments and counter proposals to bad bills
Safe storage = Burglar protection act
 
Pledge to remember the votes and fight them at the polls
Keep getting strong legislators elected.
 
Question and answers.
 
Break at 8:00pm
 
Ray Bevis – Legislative breakdown
 
3 bills we are against
Metal detector etiquette
Meet in Rm 2500
Stickers to show CCDL membership/support
Lottery system to testify 8:30-10:00am
After 10am you go to the bottom of the list
Show up to see testimony even if you don’t testify.
 
You will get 3 minutes to address all 3 bills
Use personal scenarios if you have them to grab their attention
If you can get them to ask a question you get extra time to answer and elaborate
Dress code – No camo please
 
Should be streamed on CT-N for those who can’t come.
 
 
Mona Starwhiskey
 
Metacon is hosting the 12th annual Women on Target shooting clinic on Saturday June 6th.  Start at 8am
1 hour safety training
1 hour range
Lunch
1 hour range
 
Open to 13 or older (13-18 must be accompanied by an adult)
$65 per person
For more info take a flyer or ask questions
 
8:38pm  Close of meeting
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News

Major Gun Bill Hearing – March 11

Gun Bill Hearing

Hartford 3/11/15


Major Public Hearing Wednesday
March 11th is going to be a “Gun Day” for public hearings.
The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB. Please submit 50 copies of written testimony to Committee staff at the time of sign-up. Testimony submitted after sign-up may not be distributed until after the hearing.

AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARM SAFETY
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/TOB/H/2015HB-06962-R00-HB.htm

AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/TOB/S/2015SB-00650-R00-SB.htm

AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/TOB/H/2015HB-06848-R00-HB.htm

The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E of the LOB. Public speaker order will be determined by a lottery system. Lottery numbers will be drawn from 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB. Speakers arriving after the completion of the lottery will have their names placed at the end of the speaker list.

Please submit 50 copies of written testimony to Committee staff any day prior to the hearing but no later than 10:00 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB. Written testimony submitted by a person(s) or organization(s) which exceeds five (5) single-sided pages per bill or resolution will only be posted on the Judiciary Committee’s website at the discretion of the Judiciary Committee Chairs. Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.

Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to JUDtestimony@cga.ct.gov. Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills. The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony. The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.

Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. As such, it may be made available on the Judiciary Committee’s website and indexed by internet search engines.
http://ccdl.us/blog/2015/03/05/upcoming-public-hearing-march-11th/

The CCDL Meeting will go on the night before as planned, and we will be discussing strategy for testimony for all of these Bills. See Info Below for meeting details.

All 2015 Legislative Info: 2015 Pending Legislation



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