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Police forbid Connecticut gun activist from ‘soliciting’ on DESPP grounds

An officer of a Constitution State gun rights group says he was ordered Tuesday morning to stop passing out business cards to gun owners waiting in line to register guns and magazines in compliance with a new state law.
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An officer of a Constitution State gun rights group says he was ordered Tuesday morning to stop passing out business cards to gun owners waiting in line to register guns and magazines in compliance with a new state law. Lenny Benedetto, a founding member and Vice President of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, says he was threatened with arrest outside the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in Middletown if he continued inviting those in the queue to learn more about his organization and how they could join and support the group’s lawsuit against the new law.

“I got there around 8:30 this morning and during the time I was there handed out over 400 CCDL cards to people on the sidewalk waiting to enter the building. I also talked to them and told them about our group, why it was important to join, and especially about and our commitment to fighting the new law in court,” Benedetto told Gun Rights Examiner in a telephone interview this afternoon. “After about three hours, a State Police officer emerged from the building and approached me.

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