Groton, CT –-(Ammoland.com)- The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL), Connecticut's largest grassroots gun rights organization, for the first time will be presenting a Legislator of the Year award.
This award is given to the legislator who has done the most for the gun rights of state residents, regardless of political affiliation.
Candidates must have not only a good pro-rights voting record for the year, but also have taken time to be involved with shooting organizations and events, and demonstrated the kind of political backbone it takes to stand up for what is right year after year.
For 2012 the award will be given to Rob Sampson, a representative of the 80th district and resident of Wolcott. Rob was instrumental in introducing and championing several pieces of pro gun legislation in the 2012 legislative session, as well as helping the CCDL with an inside view of proceedings and regular updates on the fate of several pieces of legislation they were fighting against.
One of Rob's greatest contributions was the introduction of HB5245, An act that if it had passed in the Senate, would have created fair and uniform criteria for pistol permit applicants. This Bill passed through the House 141 to 0.
Says CCDL President Scott Wilson: “The CCDL is pleased to honor Rob Sampson as the first recipient of this award. Representative Sampson has shown that he respects the rights of his constituents, and all Connecticut citizens, through his legislative efforts.”
The entire executive board extends its congratulations and thanks to Mr. Sampson for his tireless work, and hopes that this small token will help convey our gratitude.
The award will be given to Rob in a special ceremony during the CCDL's next general meeting on August 14th at the Elks Lodge on 44 Maynard st. in Middletown, CT.
For more information please visit http://www.ccdl.us/. To write Rob yourself and thank him for his great work on the behalf of gun owners statewide, visit: http://cthousegop.com/rob-sampson/