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.

On Saturday September 15, 2018 CCDL will be hosting our 6th consecutive poker run!

Starting Location: Central Connecticut Arms - 130 Marlborough Street Portland, CT 
Ending Location: Doody's Totoket Inn - 465 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT.

We are planning a HUGE party and we will be rocking with the band Wastin’ Bullets which is one of Connecticut's best honky tonk/country bands. Both motorcycles and cars are welcome to participate in the run, and EVERYONE is welcome to attend the after-party whether you ride or not.

Registration is from 9:30 - 10:30am. The cost is $25 per rider or driver and $20 per passenger. The cost includes the after-party. At the Central Connecticut Arms you will be given directions to the various locations.

At each location you will pick a playing card from a deck. You can expect to drive between 50 and 70 miles total, and it will finish at the Doody's Totoket Inn. Prizes will be awarded at the end for the top five poker hands.

If you just want to attend the party and not participate in the poker run, admission will be $20 per person payable at the door. Admission includes food and entertainment. Drinks are extra.

We’ll have special 2018 CCDL Poker Run shirts for sale at both the start and the finish. Quantities are limited, when they are gone, that’s it.

All net proceeds go to fight for our 2nd Amendment rights.

Sponsors include: By Carrier Custom Home Builders, 3B Lawn Care, A Great Start Shooting School, Bikers Against Animal CrueltyBranford Gun ClubC&D Arms SupplyCentral Connecticut Arms, Connecticut Cruise News, Connecticut Firearms and Tactical, Connecticut Sporting Arms, Delta Arsenal, Guilford Sportsmen's Association,  Haymond LawHoffman Gun Center & Indoor Range,  New Haven Sportsman's Club, Newington Gun ExchangeSacred Art Tattoo Shop,  TC Facility Services, The Gun StoreThe Powerwash GuysTru Ink GallerySmith and Wesson

 

For more info: please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Last year's ride was one of the largest poker runs in the state! Let's make it an even greater success this year!

 

Come join us in support of our Second Amendment Rights!

 

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. 

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