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.

We NEED EVERYONE to contact your State Representative and State Senator. The anti-gun movement is out in full force, and their paid lobbyists are working very hard to get these bills called on the house floor.

We need every second amendment supporter to call and ask to speak with their State Rep. and State Senator. Be polite and professional. Leave a message and ask that they call you back.

Find your State Representative and State Senator and then select their name to find their contact information.

Legislators NEED to hear from us. They need to know how their constituents want them to vote, and need to hear your voice. This is an election year, your legislators work for you! Everyone needs to take action to preserve your freedom here in Connecticut.

Ask the legislators to:

Vote NO on H.B. 5540 AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS

Vote NO on H.B. 5542 AN ACT CONCERNING BUMP STOCKS AND OTHER MEANS OF ENHANCING THE RATE OF FIRE OF A FIREARM

Vote YES on H.B. 5539 AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARMS IN STATE PARKS

A few weeks ago, the Judiciary Committee voted these bills out of the committee and are closer to being called on the House floor. To see how the committee members voted on these bills follow the links:

H.B. 5540 AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS

H.B. 5542 AN ACT CONCERNING BUMP STOCKS AND OTHER MEANS OF ENHANCING THE RATE OF FIRE OF A FIREARM

H.B. 5539 AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARMS IN STATE PARKS

Time is limited. You need to take action now before it’s too late!

If you have any questions about these bills, feel free to email CCDL's Legislative Coordinator, Ray Bevis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hosted by: Windsor Marksmen’s Association

Presented by: Connecticut Citizens Defense League

DATE:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

TIME:

7:00PM – 9:00PM

LOCATION:

Suffield VFW Post 9544

972 Sheldon ST, Suffield, CT

Downstairs Meeting Hall

CCDL invites all that are interested in preserving our 2nd Amendment rights, in Connecticut to this FREE workshop open to the public.  This workshop is designed to educate gun owners about legislative action.

Topics will Include:

  • Learn about the legislative process and any pending gun bills
  • Tips for communicating with your legislators
  • How to prepare written testimony
  • How to submit your testimony
  • How to testify at a public hearing effectively
  • How to track gun bills
  • How to become proactive and vigilant

If you have any questions, contact CCDL’s Legislative Coordinator:

Ray Bevis  -   (860) 800-2235  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


See all CCDL updates and alerts for the 2015 Connecticut State Legislative Session - 2015 Legislative Updates
Location: Niantic Sportsmen's Club-
67 Plants Dam Rd
East Lyme, CT 06333

Date: January 18th
Time:: 9:00am to 10:00am
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Proposed H.B. No. 5112 REP. DARGAN, 115th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PERSONS HOLDING HANDGUN PERMITS’, to permit the disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act of the names and addresses of persons holding handgun permits.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 42 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION’, to strengthen the state’s gun laws by providing that a person prohibited from possessing a firearm shall also be prohibited from possessing firearm ammunition.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 1 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS FROM VIOLENCE’, to protect children, families and other individuals from violence.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 21 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR AN ETERNAL LIGHT IN MEMORY OF VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE’, to memorialize victims of gun violence.
REF. GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

For hints on tracking bills, see this post in our blog.

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