On Saturday September 9, 2017 CCDL will be hosting our 5th consecutive poker run!
We are planning a HUGE party and we will be rocking with the band Wastin’ Bullets which is one of Connecticut's best honky tonk/country bands. Both motorcycles and cars are welcome to participate in the run, and EVERYONE is welcome to attend the after-party whether you ride or not.
Registration is from 9:30 - 10:30am. The cost is $20 per rider or driver and $15 per passenger. The cost includes the after-party. At the Central Connecticut Arms you will be given directions to the various locations.
At each location you will pick a playing card from a deck. You can expect to drive between 50 and 70 miles total, and it will finish at the Doody's Totoket Inn. Prizes will be awarded at the end for the top five poker hands.
If you just want to attend the party and not participate in the poker run, admission will be $15 per person payable at the door. Admission includes food and entertainment. Drinks are extra.
We’ll have special 2017 CCDL Poker Run shirts and bandanas for sale at both the start and the finish. Quantities are limited, when they are gone, that’s it.
All net proceeds go to fight for our 2nd Amendment rights.
Sponsors include: By Carrier Custom Home Builders, 1 Stop Tactical, 3B Lawn Care, A Great Start Shooting School, Absolute Countertops, Blue Trail Range, Branford Gun Club, Central Connecticut Arms, Chris' Indoor Range, Connecticut Cruise News, Connecticut Firearms and Tactical, Connecticut Sporting Arms, Delta Arsenal, Guilford Sportsmen's Association, Hoffman Gun Center & Indoor Range, Hotsy-Clean, Law Dogs MC Connecticut, Mallico Construction, New Haven Sportsman's Club, Newington Gun Exchange, North Atlantic Sportsman, Proactive Self Defense, Sportsmen’s Outpost, Tactical Arms & Indoor Range, TC Facility Services, The Gun Store, The Miller Law Group, The Powerwash Guys,
To save time on the day of the ride, you may fill out and print the registration form in advance and bring it with you. Registration Form (pdf)
Last year's ride was the largest poker run in the state! Let's make it an even greater success this year!
Come join us in support of our Second Amendment Rights!
On Saturday, August 26th from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League will host its 9th Annual Family Picnic.
The event will take place at Boothe Memorial Park Stratford, CT 5800 Main Street in Stratford, CT – Lower Picnic Areas
This event is open to all CCDL Members and to the public free of charge. Everyone is encouraged to attend this event to celebrate our rights in Connecticut to Keep and Bear Arms. Come and get to know us, and learn more about what CCDL does to protect your rights as a gun owner in the state of Connecticut.
Come and enjoy typical picnic fare - burgers, hotdogs, salads, desserts, soft beverages, and more. This will be an alcohol free gathering.
Bring your kids! Bring your dogs!
Any lawful forms of firearm carry are allowed and encouraged! If you will be carrying a firearm, please exercise safety and caution as we will be in the eyes of the public. Firearms must remain holstered for the duration of the event to ensure safety.
CCDL merchandise and membership sign-up will be available onsite. There will be games and prizes for all to participate in and enjoy.
Please let us know if you plan to contribute a food item. Salads, desserts, and snack items are suggested.
Note: Please do not park on the grass. If the parking lot is full (it’s a little small), you can park nearby on Putney Chapel Way (see the map below), and walk into the park from there. It’s actually almost as close as the parking lot, and you wont have to walk up and down the hill.
DIRECTIONS FROM RT. 15N (MERRITT PARKWAY) Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a right; bear right (almost immediately) at next intersection onto Main St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your left.
FROM RT. 15S (MERRITT PARKWAY) Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a left; bear right at next intersection onto Main St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your left.
FROM I-95N Take exit 33 and follow signs to RT 110; stay on RT 110 (East Main St.) one mile to traffic light at intersection of East Main St. and Main St.; take right onto Main St. (still RT 110); take 3rd left by bearing onto Main St. Putney (pond on left); follow for approx. ½ mile and Boothe Park will be on your right.
FROM I-95S Take exit 38 to Merritt Parkway RT 15S and follow directions above from RT 15S.
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend
CCDL holds its monthly general membership meeting at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT.
All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
- Updates on actions involving the Middletown pistol permit process
- Updates on actions involving the New Haven pistol permit process
- Updates on actions involving the Waterbury pistol permit process
- Updates on actions involving the Stamford pistol permit process
- CCDL Family Picnic (volunteers needed)
- CCDL Poker Run (volunteers needed)
- Soto v Bushmaster update
- CCDL educational legislative shoot
- Unauthorized use of CCDL logo
Due to a recent CT court decision involving “pre-ban” types of firearms, CCDL has decided to try and address some basic concerns from those members who may own these products. At our July meeting, noted attorney Greg Miller made a PowerPoint presentation to our members. If you missed that meeting, you can now view the presentation on the CCDL Youtube channel. Please forgive the audio quality.
Video: Attorney Greg Miller on Kaminsky v. Schriro
We are still waiting on further updates.
It has been brought to our attention that there are people and businesses offering bootleg CCDL merchandise. While we're thrilled CCDL is now so popular for this to happen, as a 100% FREE nonprofit organization merchandise sales are our primary source of funds used to keep CCDL alive and fighting for YOUR rights here in Connecticut. These illegal vendors are only looking out for themselves, essentially stealing money from your organization.
List of Stores Carrying CCDL Decals
1 Stop Tactical, Jewett City
Aces Defense, Danielson
Battlezone Exchange, Orange
Central CT Arms, Portland
Connecticut Firearms and Tactical, Orange
CT Sporting Arms, North Branford
Hoffman’s Gun Store, Newington
Newington Gun Exchange, Newington
North Atlantic Sportsman, Monroe
Sportsmen’s Outpost, Wolcott
Tactical Arms, Torrington
The Gun Store, Waterbury
CCDL has applied to the CT State Supreme court to submit an Amicus Curiae Brief (Friend of the Court Brief) in support of Bushmaster Firearms International LLC.
The case known as ‘Soto v Bushmaster’ has been ongoing for some time, and CCDL will withhold any further statements on the case until the court accepts our petition for the brief to be filed.
The application is a matter of public record on file with the State Supreme Court as of May 30, 2017. You may view a copy of the application here: Application-of-CCDL-for-permission-to-appear-as-amicus-curiae.pdf