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 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)
If you want to print or view the route ahead of time they are here (pdf)
Last year's ride was one of the largest poker runs in the state! Let's make it an even greater success this year!
Come join us in support of our Second Amendment Rights!
Today, CCDL joined a number of law enforcement and gun rights groups in filing an amicus curiae brief in the case of Kolbe v. Hogan. This is a case in Maryland that seeks to overturn their unconstitutional ban on so-called "assault weapons".
CCDL and our members have a vested interest in this case, as any ruling by the Supreme Court in this case would have a national impact on similar gun bans; including Connecticut's.
You can read the brief as submitted here: USSC 17-127 Amicus Brief - Kolbe v Hogan (pdf)
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
On May 1st, CCDL President Scott Wilson communicated with Hartford Police Chief James Rovella regarding his department's refusal to accept numerous pistol permit applications.
These particular applications were refused by the police department because they did not include an additional signed waiver that would have allowed for intrusive privacy violations. The Connecticut State Statues (29-28a) do not allow the Hartford PD to require such additional waivers in addition to the state approved application.
The CCDL President offered to schedule a meeting between CCDL and Hartford city officials to discuss this matter.
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