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 Events & Members Testifying for gun rights

 

Updated through 1/26/2013

Bill Number Title
HB-5112 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PERSONS HOLDING HANDGUN PERMITS.
HB-5165 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON’S HOME, MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUSINESS.
HB-5176 AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER.
HB-5179 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM OF THE SPECIAL LICENSING AND FIREARMS UNIT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE.
HB-5268 AN ACT REQUIRING THE MAINTENANCE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE BY FIREARM OWNERS AND ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX ON AMMUNITION.
HB-5269 AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR CRIMINAL USE OF A FIREARM OR ELECTRONIC DEFENSE WEAPON.
HB-5452 AN ACT REQUIRING GUN OWNERS TO CARRY LIABILITY INSURANCE.
HB-5561 AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE STATE-WIDE FIREARMS TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE.
HB-5580 AN ACT REQUIRING THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE TO STUDY WAYS TO INCREASE SECURITY AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
HB-5646 AN ACT CONCERNING GANG ACTIVITY AND CRIME.
HB-5647 AN ACT CONCERNING HIGH CAPACITY FIREARMS.
HB-5651

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION.

 

HB-5654 AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSEHOLD ACCESS TO FIREARMS BY A PERSON WHO POSES A RISK OF IMMINENT PERSONAL INJURY TO HIMSELF OR OTHERS.
HB-5656 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR A CRIME COMMITTED WITH A FIREARM.
HB-5660 AN ACT CONCERNING IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY FOR HARM CAUSED TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS COMMITTING VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST OTHERS WHILE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.
HB-5676 AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM PENALTY FOR ILLEGALLY SELLING OR POSSESSING A FIREARM.
HB-5934 AN ACT CONCERNING THE FEASIBILITY OF OUTFITTING FIREARMS WITH BIOMETRIC READING DEVICES.
HB-5935 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE AND STORAGE OF FIREARMS.
HB-5937 AN ACT REQUIRING UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL FIREARM SALES AT GUN SHOWS.
HB-5949 AN ACT CONCERNING POSSESSION OF CERTAIN AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES.
HB-5950 AN ACT REDUCING THE INCIDENCE OF GUN VIOLENCE.
HB-5951 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION THROUGH THE INTERNET.
HB-5952 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM OR ELECTRONIC DEFENSE WEAPON.
HB-5953 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON.
HB-5954 AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARMS WITH FIXED MAGAZINE CAPACITIES OF OVER TEN ROUNDS.
HB-5955 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE AND MANUFACTURE OF CERTAIN FIREARM MAGAZINES.
HB-5956 AN ACT CONCERNING RENEWAL OF PISTOL AND REVOLVER PERMITS.
HB-5957 AN ACT LIMITING THE NUMBER OF PISTOLS OR REVOLVERS AN INDIVIDUAL MAY PURCHASE IN ANY THIRTY-DAY PERIOD.
HB-6006 AN ACT REQUIRING GUN STORE OWNERS TO SAFELY SECURE RIFLES.
HB-6008 AN ACT REQUIRING REPORTING OF FIREARM INVENTORY.
HB-6010 AN ACT PROMOTING THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF STATE RESIDENTS.
HB-6013 AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF HAND-HELD METAL DETECTORS BY PEACE OFFICERS.
HB-6014 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFE USE OF ELECTRONIC DEFENSE WEAPONS.
HB-6131 AN ACT CONCERNING LOST AND STOLEN FIREARMS AND GUN TRAFFICKING.
HB-6161 AN ACT CONCERNING INELIGIBILITY FOR A PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER.
HB-6162 AN ACT CONCERNING INELIGIBILITY FOR A PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER BASED ON A PRIOR HOSPITALIZATION.
HB-6163 AN ACT CREATING A DATABASE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING OR POSSESSING A FIREARM DUE TO PSYCHIATRIC OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER.
HB-6215 AN ACT LIMITING THE POSSESSION OF ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES.
HB-6216 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS, ASSAULT WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION.
HB-6244 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF LONG GUNS AND LONG GUN AMMUNITION.
HB-6245 AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF FIREARMS.
HB-6246 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF AMMUNITION FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER.
HB-6247 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DETERMINATION OF THE MENTAL HEALTH STATUS OF AN INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER CERTIFICATE OR PERMIT.
HB-6248 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY THE STATE.
HB-6249 AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PURCHASE AND STORAGE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION.
HB-6250 AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS PRIOR TO THE SALE OR DELIVERY OF FIREARMS OTHER THAN HANDGUNS.
HB-6251 AN ACT REQUIRING FINGERPRINTING AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS PRIOR TO THE SALE, DELIVERY OR TRANSFER OF ALL LONG GUNS.
HB-6260 AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL RESPONSE TO GUN VIOLENCE.
HB-6261 AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ASSAULT WEAPONS AND FIREARMS.
SB-1 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS FROM VIOLENCE.
SB-21 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR AN ETERNAL LIGHT IN MEMORY OF VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE.
SB-42 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION.
SB-122 AN ACT CONCERNING RESTRICTIONS ON GUN USE.
SB-124 AN ACT BANNING LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES.
SB-140 AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR FIREARM OWNERS AND SALES TAX ON AMMUNITION.
SB-161 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF GUN VIOLENCE.
SB-207 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REGISTRY OF FIREARM-RELATED INJURIES AND DEATHS.
SB-277 AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICIES REGARDING THE CARRYING OF FIREARMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SB-307 AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDING FOR THE STATE-WIDE FIREARMS TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE.
SB-377 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF PISTOL PERMITS.
SB-495 AN ACT CONCERNING COMMISSION OF CERTAIN FELONIES WITH A FIREARM OR ASSAULT WEAPON.
SB-496 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE AWARD OF RISK REDUCTION CREDIT TOWARD A REDUCTION IN SENTENCE FOR A CRIME COMMITTED WITH A FIREARM.
SB-501 AN ACT CONCERNING THE BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS.
SB-503 AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AGENCY RESPONSIBILITY WITH RESPECT TO FEDERAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION.
SB-504 AN ACT CONCERNING LARGE CAPACITY GUN MAGAZINES.
SB-505 AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO PURCHASE A RIFLE.
SB-506 AN ACT REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL PRIVATE FIREARM SALES.
SB-600 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF A RIFLE OR SHOTGUN.
SB-601 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF ASSAULT WEAPON.
SB-604 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SECURE SAFEKEEPING OF FIREARMS.
SB-605 AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PURCHASE OF A RIFLE OR SHOTGUN.
SB-606 AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATION CRITERIA FOR A PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER.
SB-607 AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATION FOR A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER.
SB-608 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION, IMPORTATION, TRANSFER OR SALE OF CERTAIN TYPES OF UNREASONABLY DANGEROUS AMMUNITION.
SB-609 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE PURCHASE OF MORE THAN ONE PISTOL OR REVOLVER IN A THIRTY-DAY PERIOD.
SB-610 AN ACT ELIMINATING THE OPTION OF OBTAINING AN ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER.
SB-611 AN ACT CONCERNING THE FEE FOR ISSUANCE AND RENEWAL OF A STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER.
SB-612 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OR TRANSFER OF A FIREARM.
SB-613 AN ACT CONCERNING GUN VIOLENCE.
SB-615 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS NEAR PRIVATE RESIDENCES.
SB-676 AN ACT CONCERNING LARGE CAPACITY FIREARM MAGAZINES AND SIMILAR DEVICES.
SB-679 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR FALSE STATEMENT OR INFORMATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR TRANSFER OF FIREARMS.
SB-710 AN ACT CONCERNING PERMITS FOR GUN SHOWS.
SB-711 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN AGE RESTRICTION ON THE PURCHASE OF LONG GUNS.
SB-734 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GUN OFFENDER REGISTRY.
SB-737 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A GUN OFFENDER REGISTRY.
SB-739 AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPEAL OF FIREARMS PERMITTING DECISIONS.
SB-740 AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR STRAW PURCHASES OF FIREARMS.
SB-742 AN ACT CONCERNING REBUILT ASSAULT WEAPONS.
SB-743 AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMES COMMITTED WITH FIREARMS.
SB-745 AN ACT RESTRICTING THE USE OF EXPLODING TARGETS.
SB-780 AN ACT CONCERNING SUITABILITY FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER PERMIT.
SB-781 AN ACT REQUIRING PRESENTATION OF A STATE PISTOL OR REVOLVER PERMIT TO PURCHASE AMMUNITION.
SB-782 AN ACT CONCERNING SECURE STORAGE OF A FIREARM.