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Upcoming Events

Tue Jan 13 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
Monthly CCDL Meeting
Tue Feb 10 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
Monthly CCDL Meeting

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.

Bitcoin Donations PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 09 February 2014 19:28

Requested by more than a few members, CCDL is now accepting Bitcoin donations. Thank you for anything you can give!

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Judge's Ruling PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 January 2014 16:18

Judge Has Issued  Decision in Shew v. Malloy


The ruling issued by Judge Covello has favored the State of Connecticut. Our arguments were dismissed, and the judge accepted the States argument in the entirety. Read Decision and Order

Everyone would like to know what this means for CCDL and the other plaintiffs. Here is what we know as of now:

1) We are far from done! We knew that there would be appeals no matter how this ruling was decided, and we were prepared for this.
2) Judge Covello did acknowledge that the list of firearms that are deemed as assault weapons are very much in common use, but public safety outweighs a definitive right to such arms.
3) The legal team for CCDL and the other plaintiffs have already filed a 'Notice of Appeal' with the Federal Court System. Read Notice of Appeal here. Filing the appeal may take one to two weeks.
4) We are asking our members to be patient throughout this process. This will be a long fight, but it is a fight that we will not turn our backs on. The very foundation of the 2nd Amendment is at stake. Please contribute to the litigation fund.

Stay the Course for Freedom!
 
CCDL Litigation - Oral Arguments (CANCELLED) PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 January 2014 20:14

Oral Arguments for 01/30/14 Cancelled

(updated 1/21/2014)

Judge is Preparing to Issue Decision Shew v.Malloy

After reviewing thousands of pages of documents from both the plaintiffs and the defendants, Judge Alfred Covello cancelled oral arguments. A decision may come within the next several days, but it may come later. We will inform CCDL members as soon as possible. The fact that the arguments have been canceled are in no way an indicator of how the Judge will rule. Whatever the outcome is, appeals will be filed by us or the State.

From Judge Covello:

Full docket text for document 123: ORDER. After thorough review of the well-crafted and well-articulated position of the movants, and the responses thereto, the most recent of which was filed on January 15, 2014, the court concludes that oral argument on the pending motions is not necessary. The issues have been comprehensively briefed and the court is prepared to resolve the pending motions without further argument. The order setting the date for argument in this case is hereby vacated. The court will issue a decision on the merits forthwith. Signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello on 01/21/14.(Covello, Alfred)

Original Notice:

Oral Arguments set for 01/30/14 (Shew v. Malloy)

This is the first piece of what we have been waiting for! The Oral arguments are set for 1/30/2014 at 1:00 PM in Courtroom One, 450 Main St., Hartford, at the federal courthouse before Judge Alfred Covello. The proceedings are open to the public.(If you want a seat in the courtroom, you will need to arrive early).
ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION.
Court information: http://www.ctd.uscourts.gov/content/hartford
 
5th Anniversary Dinner PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 22:15

5thdinner

Come celebrate our anniversary at the 5th 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.

Over the last five years, we have watched our membership grow to 11,000 members, which has been an incredible show.

Price is $55 per person, and you must show your ticket at the door to gain entry. Your ticket will be used for a special door prize, a custom knife handcrafted by the CCDLs own Matt Gioia, with a handmade sheath. Bring some cash for both gun raffles and the bar.

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.

If you can not attend the meeting, tickets may be ordered online with a $2 surcharge to cover the costs. Tickets will be held at the door under the name used to order them. Click the button to order

Attachments:
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Download this file (CCDL 5th Dinner_2.pdf)CCDL 5 year Anniversary 533 Kb
 
The Right to Carry in State Forests and Parks PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 October 2013 08:03
Governor Malloy is asking for a wide variety of input from the public on current regulations that affect Connecticut citizens in numerous ways. 
It is currently a violation of state regulations to carry a firearm for personal protection in state parks and state forests. Pistol Permit holders go through training, background checks and pay a lot of money to obtain these permits. Since the Governor is asking for change recommendations, please take this opportunity by using the instructions below.
  • Fill out your NameEmail Address and Town.
  • field Regulations Agency drop-down, Select "Energy and Environmental Protection, Dept of"
  • field Regulation Subject Matter: enter Carrying handguns in State Forests and Parks
  • field Regulation Section Number: Enter 23-4-1(c) and 26-66-2
  • In the Comments enter the following text:

Please modify the State Agencies Regulations to allow individuals with valid Permits to Carry Pistols and Revolvers to carry a handgun for self defense while in CT State Parks and Forests. Specifically:

- Remove the prohibition on the 'carrying of firearms' in Section 23-4-1(c) of the Connecticut Agencies Regulations
- Add an exemption to 26-66-2 to allow the carrying of pistols and revolvers (including handguns using center-fire ammunition) for the purposes of self defense.

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Thank you for taking the time to make a difference!
 
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