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 Update, OPENING BRIEF FILED

Grant v. Lamont UPDATE: Opening Brief FILED

Today, CCDL and Second Amendment Foundation filed an opening brief to Judge Arterton’s denial of our preliminary injunction filed in June of 2023. We are hopeful that this decision will be overturned with this filing. Our motion for preliminary injunction would provide relief to all law-abiding gunowners affected by the Connecticut Assault Weapons Ban, and

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MLK Day 2024

In 1956 Martin Luther King Jr. was denied a permit to carry a firearm in Alabama after his home was firebombed. If the antis wouldn’t let a civil rights hero and future Nobel Peace Prize winner carry a gun, then what do you think they’ll do to your rights? While gun grabbers will point out MLK

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Antonyuk v. Nigrelli Update 12/8/23

CCDL filed an amicus brief in Antonyuk v. Nigrelli in February of 2023. This case is challenging several aspects of New York’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act.  While the New York Law affects New York residents, the importance of this case is far reaching as the New York law severely and unconstitutionally restricts an individual’s right

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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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