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.

Are you ready for a 2A Rally?
It's time to remind the gun-grabbers that we're still here, and we still VOTE.

If you have been outraged by anti-gun propaganda rallies and blatant calls to repeal the 2nd Amendment, then this rally is your chance to speak out against those who would take your rights.
Let's swarm the Capitol grounds, and show this state that we will not give up our rights quietly.

DATE: Saturday, April 14, 2018
TIME: 11am until 1pm (or later)
PLACE: Connecticut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford

It will once again be at the State Capitol, north side facing Bushnell Park. All lawful forms of carry are permitted on the Capitol grounds, but remember Bushnell Park is a so-called "Gun Free Zone".

More info coming soon, as final details get hammered out.

Helpful Links
Flyer to print out and hang in your local club or gun shop: Rally Flier.pdf
Directions to the State Capitol
Parking Information
Facebook Event Page

Membership in CCDL is 100% free. We don't charge any membership dues, and we rarely beg for donations. Events like this cost thousands of dollars to put on. If you would like to help defray the costs of this rally, please consider making a contribution. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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Rally Location

Hosted by: Rockville Fish & Game Club

Presented by: Connecticut Citizens Defense League

DATE:

Sunday, February 25, 2018

TIME:

10:00am – 12:00pm

LOCATION:

Rockville Fish & Game Club
Main club house
Fish & Game Road, Tolland, CT

CCDL invites all that are interested in preserving our 2nd Amendment rights, in Connecticut to this FREE workshop open to members and guests of the club.  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.

Hosted by: Groton Sportsmen’s Club

Presented by: Connecticut Citizens Defense League

DATE:

Saturday, February 3, 2018

TIME:

10:00am – 12:00pm

LOCATION:

Groton Sportsmen’s Club

421 Al Harvey Rd, Stonington, CT 

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.

Hosted by: New Haven Sportsman’s Club

Presented by: Connecticut Citizens Defense League

DATE:

Saturday, January 20, 2018

TIME:

10:00am – 12:00pm

LOCATION:

New Haven Sportsman’s Club

4158 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT

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.

 

Come celebrate our anniversary at the 9th Annual CCDL dinner, to be held this year at the Aquaturf Club in Plantsville. Relax, enjoy a meal, and share a well deserved night out.

Price is $57 per person, and you must show your ticket at the door to gain entry.

Dinner will be buffet style, salad and cheese tables are on the menu as well. This event is 4-9pm, with dinner to start at 5:30. We will have some speakers, but not TOO many! This is a night to sit back and enjoy a well deserved meal. Aquaturf is located at 556 Mulberry st, Plantsville CT, 06479. Phone number is 860-621-9335.

You can buy your tickets through our online store. 

Buy tickets Here

 

On Saturday, September 30th CCDL held its 3rd Legislative Shoot and Luncheon.

This year's event was a joint effort with the National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Federation, and Fairfield County Fish and Game. All state legislators, their staff, and their families were invited. This year there were over 30 guests in attendance, many of them were 1st time shooters. They were able to shoot many different styles of firearms, we had trap, bullseye, handgun, bolt action rifles, and AR stations setup. All the guests had a great time.

As a legislative action organization, events like this are a great opportunity to educate our legislators and their staff about firearms and also opens up communications with them about our cause.

            

Many thanks to our guests and everyone else that made this event a great success.

Carry On!