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

CCDL holds its monthly general membership meeting at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT. All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Moment of Silence
  • Updates on actions with the Middletown pistol permit process
  • Updates on actions with the Waterbury pistol permit process
  • Soto v Bushmaster Updates
  • CCDL Educational Legislative Shoot
  • Legislative proposals in wake of Las Vegas massacre

Avoid the wait and shipping fees! The full selection of CCDL merchandise is always for sale at our meetings, including many items not sold on our website.


CCDL holds its monthly general membership meeting at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT. Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 11, 2015. All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend. We have a request from the property owners to please do not park on the grass when attending the meeting. Meeting Agenda

Merchandise We sell CCDL merchandise at the meeting, buy it there and save on shipping. We also sell limited edition items that are not available in our online store. Right now we have patches, pins, and magnets (perfect to put on your car, gun safe, or refrigerator). We also sell the car decals in assorted colors besides white.

Food Drive CCDL collects canned goods/non-perishables at all our meetings to be donated to local charities. The holiday season may be over, but people still need to eat. Please bring non perishables to the meeting. If everyone that attends brought at least one canned good we would be helping to feed MANY! Middletown Elks 44 Maynard St Middletown, CT 06457 August 11, 2015 7:00pm-9:00pm Please park in the event lot to the left of the building (looking at it from Maynard St) and enter the upstairs banquet hall at the front of the building.
please do not park on the grass!!
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CCDL holds its monthly general membership meeting at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT. Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend. We have a request from the property owners to please do not park on the grass when attending the meeting.

Meeting Agenda

  • Updates (if any) on our lawsuit against the State of Connecticut – Shew v. Malloy
  • Volunteers for 3rd CCDL Poker Run – help needed
  • CCDL Family Picnic updates/volunteers needed
  • New Project: #IamCCDL underway. What it is, how you can help; etc
  • Discussion on CCDL activism to support a new shooting facility

Avoid the wait and shipping fees! The full selection of CCDL merchandise is always for sale at our meetings, including many items not sold on our website..

Inclement Weather Alert! Tuesday, March 14th CCDL Meeting CANCELED The National Weather Service is currently predicting a major snowstorm to impact our area this Tuesday, which is the same day as our monthly meeting in Middletown. For the safety of our members, we are cancelling the meeting. Our next member meeting will be Tuesday, April 11th.

March 15th Legislative Breakfast & Public Hearing On Gun Bills Depending on the timing and severity of this storm, our legislative breakfast and the public hearing on two gun bills planned for Wednesday, march 15 may or may not be rescheduled. As soon as we hear one way or another, we’ll send out another email. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates as we get them. Meanwhile, you can still send in your testimony via email. See here for more info: http://ccdl.us/blog/march15-public-hearing/

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