Our Mission Statement

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.

We welcome anyone who believes that the defense of our constitutional rights is critical to the longevity of our freedom and to the success of this nation, and in particular that the rights to self defense and to keep and bear the arms to actualize that defense, are fundamental and undeniable.

Gun control groups are marching on. They are using anti-gun politicians to infringe on our rights. The only way to stop attacks on the 2nd Amendment is to help Pro2A candidates win in 2018. While most gun owners wish to be left alone, the anti-gun crowd will not cease in their efforts.

CCDL members are invited to participate in these FREE workshops and learn how become active in fighting the anti-gun political machine.
You'll learn:

  • Basics of Campaign Strategies
  • Importance of Your Involvement
  • What Gun Control Groups and sympathizers are doing
  • Examples of Effective Victories from Our Side
  • Q&A

2A candidates need our help!

One of the biggest concerns friendly legislators have is who will help them win re-election if they vote against gun control legislation. Gun-grabbing politicians always seen to have people working on their campaigns.

If “we” are going to stop bad gun bills, we need to become more political than we have in the past. While CCDL has a positive track record on some political campaigns, we need more success across the state.

Join Us

Please join us in helping the Pro2A movement win in 2018.
RSVP this free event today! Include name and town via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 240-320-7075
Help good candidates win this year.

Guilford - June 23rd
Where: Guilford Sportsmen’s Association501 Hart Road, Guilford, CT 06437
When: Saturday, June 23th from 11:00am until 1:00pm

Gun control groups are marching on. They are using anti-gun politicians to infringe on our rights. The only way to stop attacks on the 2nd Amendment is to help Pro2A candidates win in 2018. While most gun owners wish to be left alone, the anti-gun crowd will not cease in their efforts.

CCDL members are invited to participate in this FREE workshop to gain the necessary knowledge to become active in fighting the anti-gun machine.

Where: Fairfield County Fish & Game - 310 Hammertown Rd, Monroe, CT 06468
When: Saturday, June 9th from 11:00am until 1:00pm
Agenda:

  • Basics of Campaign Strategies
  • Importance of Your Involvement
  • What Gun Control Groups and sympathizers are doing
  • Examples of Effective Victories from Our Side
  • Q&A

2A candidates need our help!

One of the biggest concerns many legislators have is who will be there to help them win re-election if they vote with us. Too often we hear about how gun-grabbing politicians have people working on their campaigns. If we are going to stop this, like it or not we need to become more political than we have been in the past. While we have a positive track record on some campaigns, we will need more successes.

Please join us in helping the Pro-2A movement win in 2018. RSVP today (Name and Town) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 240-320-7075
Help good candidates win this year.

CCDL Member Meeting - May 8th

CCDL holds its monthly general membership meeting at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT. Our next meeting is May 8th. All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Meeting Agenda:

Avoid the wait and shipping fees! The full selection of CCDL merchandise is always for sale at our meetings, including many items not sold on our website.

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Today the Connecticut Judiciary Committee met and voted to raise two more gun related bill concepts this legislative session, An Act Concerning Lawfully Carrying Firearms in State Parks and An Act Concerning Lifetime Ammunition Permits.
We do not have the bill numbers or language at this time. The Judiciary Committee just voted to raise the bill concepts and will hold a public hearing soon (date to be determined).

You can see the full agenda of today's meeting here: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2018/JUDdata/ca/2018ca-00221-R001100JUD-ca.htm

Be sure that you are receiving CCDL’s member emails which include our action alerts. Normally we send out 1-2 emails a month, so if you haven't seen an email from us in a while, make sure you check your spam folder and white-list us. We usually only get a few days advance notice on public hearings, so it's important you find out about them as soon as possible.

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.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Meeting Agenda:
• Executive and Committee reports
• Candidate for Governor - Prasad Srinivasan
• Candidate for Lieutenant Governor - Joe Markley
• Discussion on state elections 2018
• Letter writing campaign
• Legislative Session (opening impressions)
• Volunteering on campaigns for pro 2A candidates.
• Guest Speakers -
Candidate for Governor- State Rep. Prasad Srinivasan
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor - State Senator Joe Markley

Rep Srinivasan and Senator Markley will come and address our members. We encourage members to show up and ask the candidates 2A related questions.

Merchandise
We sell CCDL merchandise at the meeting, buy it there and save on shipping.
We also sell many items that are not available in our online store.
We still have patches, pins, and magnets (perfect to put on your car, gun safe, or refrigerator). We also sell the car decals in assorted colors and sizes that you can’t get online.

Food Drive
Don't forget – CCDL collects nonperishable food items at our monthly meetings to be donated to charities. With the holidays coming, please remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

CCDL holds its monthly general membership meeting at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Meeting Agenda

  • Updates on actions with the Middletown Pistol permit process (Victory)
  • CCDL Amicus Brief (Soto v Bushmaster) oral arguments breakdown
  • CCDL Legislator of the Year presentation
  • Southbury proposed ban
  • Discussion on state elections 2018
  • Last chance to pre-order pocket knives
  • Merchandise We sell CCDL merchandise at the meeting, buy it there and save on shipping. We also sell many items that are not available in our online store. We still have patches, pins, and magnets (perfect to put on your car, gun safe, or refrigerator). We also sell the car decals in assorted colors and sizes that you can't get online.

    Food Drive Don't forget - CCDL collects nonperishable food items at our monthly meetings to be donated to charities. With the holidays coming, please remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

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