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.

CCDL Members Testifying and participating in our Events

The following audio transcript is pertinent to CT residents with regards to "Due Process" issues related to the denial and appeal process surrounding Pistol Permits.

The CCDL attended this hearing at the Lower Manhattan Courthouse on Sept 17th to show their support for fellow CCDL member, Attorney Rachel M. Baird and both of her clients James Goldberg and Peter Kuck.

A finding in our favor would allow for the original "Due Process" case to be retried in a Connecticut court. A win there would speed up any and all appeals cases to the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners. Thus putting permits back in the hands of law abiding citizens who at this moment have an approximate 19 month wait just to have an appeal hearing.

At approximately 18:35 into the audio, one of the judges states to Assistant Attorney General Gregory D'Auria that what Golberg did was “Perfectly LEGAL”. Response from Gregory D'Auria “Perhaps NOT A CRIME”

The Court findings have not been released yet.

(playing time about 39 minutes)

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