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Upcoming Events

Tue Oct 11 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
Monthly CCDL Meeting
Tue Nov 08 @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.

Free Legislative Workshop PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2016 11:45

Hosted by: Pachaug Outdoor Club
Presented by: Connecticut Citizens Defense League

Date: February 13, 2016
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Location: Pachaug Outdoor Club, 178 Banjo Sullivan Rd, Jewett City, CT 06351

The purpose of this workshop is to help educate gun owners about legislative activism.
The 2016 legislative session convenes Feb 3rd and adjourns May 4th.

Gun owners have shown that they can make a tremendous difference by engaging their elected officials.
CCDL invites all to attend that are interested in playing a vital role in preserving our 2nd amendment rights in Connecticut.

This workshop will cover:
• How to prepare written testimony for public hearings
• How and where to submit testimony for public hearings
• How to testify effectively
• How to coordinate public testimony with others
•Tips on tracking legislation and communicating with legislators

Contact: Ray Bevis for more info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2016 Legislative Session PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2016 09:48

The 2016 Connecticut Legislative Session runs February 3rd - May 4th.

While this is a 'Short Session' with traditionally fewer bills that pertain to the 2nd Amendment, some bills usually find their way to committee. Like always, CCDL will be tracking and informing our members on any gun related bills that surface during this session. While we do send out monthly updates and other alerts, the best way to get expedient legislative updates is to subscribe to our Blog.
You can also track and monitor all legislation here: Connecticut General Assembly

Counter-Protest The Antigun Rally in Newtown! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 January 2016 17:23

The antigunners are staging another rally in front of the NSSF Headquarters in Newtown. We'll be there again too!

We’ll be meeting on January 18th in front of the NSSF headquarters at 3:30pm, located right off rt 25 at 11 Mile Hill Rd, Newtown. Parking is tough, but you can park behind the Reed School, by the soccer and baseball fields on Old Farm Rd. Any crossing of Mile Hill Rd. is prohibited, except up by Reed School where you park. Remember if you park there you are technically parking on school grounds.

• Bring Pro2A signs.
• Bring American flags.
• Bring a sign thanking the NSSF for what they do.
• Wear your CCDL gear with pride!
• BE RESPECTFUL AND POLITE! Don’t let someone goad you into an argument or fight. Remember the media will be there.

For more info and maps click here.

Tonight's Meeting Is Still On PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:45

Current weather reports show little to no snow accumulation for most of the state, so tonight's regular monthly meeting in Middletown will go on.
If you are uncomfortable about driving tonight, don't worry. We'll see you next month!

CCDL monthly meeting January 12th, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 16:32

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, January 12th, 2016.

All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

This is our big "kick-off" meeting for the New Year. Your help is needed!

Meeting Agenda:

  • CCDL will conduct our yearly Legislative Workshop. This includes a PowerPoint presentation and informational handouts to prepare our membership for any gun control bills that may emerge this session. The 2016 session convenes February 3rd and adjourns May 4th. This is both educational and informative. The only way to defeat new gun control proposals is by gun owners engaging our legislators.
  • NRA-ILA State Liaison Christopher Kopacki will be on hand to introduce himself.
  • NRA Grassroots Coordinator Christian Ragosta will also be back for a visit.
  • Discussion on 2016 elections and how we all can make a difference.
  • Len Suzio (past State Senator for District 13), and possible candidate will be a guest as well.
  • Matt Maxwell (candidate US Congress 5th District) will be on hand as well.
  • Discussion on proposed federal legislation and executive orders involving firearms
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.

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