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NRA fundraiser dinner to be moved from Aqua Turf Club

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For the first time in 25 years, the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville will not be the site of the NRA fundraiser dinner.

On Wednesday, the club announced that the fundraiser would be moved elsewhere.

This was decided during a meeting with the club’s owners, an NRA field representative and a former chairperson for the Connecticut committee of the NRA.

Original Story: NRA holds fundraiser in Plantsville on eve of “March for our Lives” events

The Aqua Turf Club said the decision was mutually agreed upon following “unprecedented controversy” after the most recent dinner on March 23, the eve of the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C.

In a statement, the club said, in part, “The Aqua Turf Club appreciates the understanding and support of the NRA.”

Connecticut Citizens Defense League President Scott Wilson released a statement on the decision, which reads, in part, “I understand the unfortunate position that the Aquaturf has been put in, but we are outraged by the actions of some anti-gun groups. CCDL will likely cancel our 10 year anniversary that was planned at the venue, and not commit to any future events at the location.”

News 8 has reached out to the NRA for a comment on the decision.

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