Groton, CT –-(Ammoland.com)- The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (The state’s largest grass roots gun rights group) is in the process of preparing their members for the gun related bills being heard by the Connecticut Judiciary Committee on Wednesday March 11th 2015.
The organization opposes three pieces of proposed legislation based on the effect it may have on law abiding gun owners in Connecticut.
The Following Bills are strongly opposed by the organization:
- SB650- AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS
- HB6962- AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARM SAFETY
- HB6848- AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Comments from CCDL President Scott Wilson:
“Our members are well aware of what is at stake in the legislature on Wednesday as well as beyond. Governor Malloy and certain anti-gun legislators are simply trying to make gun ownership as cumbersome as possible. These bills contain Increased storage requirements and criminal penalties that only punishes law abiding gun owners”.
“Some of these bills being heard also remove ‘due process rights‘ from individuals as well. Firearms (which translates to private property) will essentially be confiscated from people who have not either had a hearing in front of a judge nor have been charged with a crime”.
Wilson also Stated:
“Our hope is that legislators that are on the fence with this issue, clearly weigh the message we are trying to convey to them and others. These proposals will leave thousands of people vulnerable with a completely unfair legal process if they are enacted.”
Scott Wilson Sr.
About the CCDL: The Connecticut Citizens Defense League was formed in February 2009 by a small group of concerned citizens as a non-partisan organization to advocate for second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut. Since their founding, the group has grown to more than 14,000 members. Thanks to this large supportive base across the state the CCDL has become a fixture of the capitol, and well recognized by committees that oversee firearms related bills.
CCDL is also actively involved at the state Board of Firearms Permit Examiners. As the go-to organization in the state they are consulted with regularly by lawmakers who have questions and concerns about pending legislation or existing laws. For more information regarding CCDL, please visit http://www.ccdl.us