Our Mission

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. READ MORE


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. Join Today!


Grant v. Lamont: Response Brief Filed

RESPONSE BRIEF FILED Thursday, 5/23/24 Connecticut Citizens Defense League filed a Response Brief in the Grant v. Lamont case. This brief is asking the court to reconsider our preliminary injunction that was denied by Judge Arterton prior to her retirement. If successful, injunctive relief could halt the CT Assault Weapons Ban while the case is

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Sine Die! CT Legislative Session 2024 Comes to an End

Sine Die! CT Legislative Session 2024 Comes to an End As of Wednesday, 5/8/24 the Connecticut Legislative Session of 2024 has come to a close. Thanks to the work of CCDL members and our stalwart pro-2A legislators, we were able to hold the line during this session. Here’s the recap… H.B. 5114: The 2024 Ammo

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Get Involved!

In addition to working just a FEW hours on a campaign, you need to ask EVERY gun owner that you know if they are even REGISTERED to vote!  An embarrassing number aren’t.  You can’t complain if you aren’t even registered to vote! As usual, CCDL (Connecticut Citizens Defense League) makes it easy!

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Have some questions? Looking for some answers? Our resources page is filled with answers! Click Here to find what you are looking for! 

Get Involved

Are you looking to see what you can do to help CCDL in the battle to protect your rights? Take a look at the Outreach or Urban Engagement programs to see where your skills can best be used. Click below to learn more! “If not you, who? If not now, when?”


The aim of the Outreach Program is to maximize CCDL’s grass-roots efforts to fight for ALL of our Second Amendment Rights through a structured organization framework. CCDL has OVER 40,000 members and the Outreach Program will work to better leverage those members by assigning representatives in each of the 169 towns in Connecticut! Click Here to learn more!

Urban Engagement

Connecticut Citizen Defense League is incredibly proud of our Urban Engagement team that works to ensure that all Connecticut residents including those in our urban areas are educated on and hand access to information regarding their right to keep and bear arms. We realize that challenges in minority communities and strive to be a trusted resource. Click Here to learn more!

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