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.
CCDL Members Testifying and participating in our Events
Your CCDL Executive Board fighting hard against the proposed permit increase and working across party lines to make your voices heard
Proposed H.B. No. 5179 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM OF THE SPECIAL LICENSING AND FIREARMS UNIT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE’, to permit firearm dealers seeking sale authorization numbers greater access to the Interactive Voice Response system of the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit of the Division of State Police. REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Proposed H.B. No. 5176 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER’, to specify uniform criteria for an application for a temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver. REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY NOTE: This is one bill we need to support!
Proposed S.B. No. 122 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING RESTRICTIONS ON GUN USE.’, To reduce the use of guns for criminal purposes. REF. JUDICIARY NOTE: this one is a special kind of stupid. It would outlaw any gun, magazine, or clip that holds more then one round of ammunition.
Proposed S.B. No. 124 SEN. GARY D. LEBEAU, 3RD DIST. & SEN JOHN MCKINNEY, 28TH DIST. ‘AN ACT BANNING LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES. ‘, To prohibit the possession of certain ammunition feeding devices that accept more than ten rounds. REF. JUDICIARY
Proposed H.B. No. 5165 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON’S HOME, MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUSINESS.’, To establish a rebuttable presumption in a self-defense claim that, when a person believes it necessary to use deadly force to repel an intruder, such belief is a reasonable belief. REF. JUDICIARY