Monday, January 01, 2018

CCDL - A Look Back At 2017

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Photo from the CCDL website, taken at the 2014 Rally
It's the last day of 2017. As we prepare to ring in the new year, we've compiled a little list of some of CCDL's activities during the last year.
34 gun bills were introduced
CCDL conducted three Legislative Workshops
CCDL meeting with House Minority Leader Themis Klaridis to discuss issues
Large media event at the capitol that also included the NRA and NSSF
CCDL Signed Amicus Brief for Peruta v CA
public hearings for:

Finance Revenue Bonding (Permit Increases) GB-787 (video)

Judiciary Committee Hearing for HB6300 (Show your permit) and HB7259 (Reciprocity) (video)
Monthly meeting cancelled - weather conditions
HB 6200 defeated in committee
Application for Amicus Brief for Soto v Bushmaster filed in CT Supreme Court
Permit issues in city of Hartford resolved
Amicus Brief (Soto v Bushmaster) accepted by the CT Supreme Court
FOIA requests filed with Waterbury and Middletown
Monthly Meeting - routine business
CCDL joins Amicus Brief in (Kolbe v Hogan)
5th Annual CCDL Poker Run (view photos)
Legislative Shooting Event State legislators and staff spent the day learning about and shooting various firearms
Resolution with the City of Middletown
Proposed antigun ordinance in Southbury
Public hearing on proposed antigun ordinance in Southbury - awesome turnout! (view video of hearing)
Food Drive - While CCDL collects food donations year-round, our members were especially generous during the holidays. All donations go to local churches and shelters to help feed those less fortunate than ourselves.
Southbury ordinance proposal defeated! Thank you CCDL members.
Melissa Ziobron Named CCDL Legislator of the Year
CCDL attended oral arguments for Soto v Bushmaster

Aside from these events, CCDL took part in numerous other public appearances and events. These included the CT Hunting and Fishing Show, Super Sunday, Middletown Motorcycle Mania, and numerous other events around Connecticut.
CCDL would like to thank all our volunteers and attendees that have continued to help the organization grow even further this past year!

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