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Tue May 12 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
Monthly CCDL Meeting
Tue Jun 09 @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.

Contact Legislators PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 April 2015 09:32

Action Alert:

Contact Your Legislators, Input is Critical

Immediate Action is Needed on the Following Bills:
Governor's Bill 6848
Senate Bill 650

Emails, phone calls and/or personal visits can go along way to defeating these pieces of proposed legislation.  Tell your elected official to oppose both of these Bills.
These Bills passed out of the Judiciary Committee as Joint Favorable and could be voted on very soon!
They violate Due process of law. A right which is protected under the 14th amendment of the US Constitution and also Article 1 Sec 7 of the Connecticut State Constitution.
If either of these laws are passed, Connecticut citizens who have even a Temporary Restraining Order (ex parte) filed against them will not have an opportunity to be heard by a judge before firearms and ammunition are seized.
For more information on these Bills and Calls for actions by CCDL pertaining to these Bills, please see our blog.
Find and Contact your legislators.
 
Major Gun Bill Hearing - March 11 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 March 2015 09:03

Gun Bill Hearing

Hartford 3/11/15


Major Public Hearing Wednesday
March 11th is going to be a “Gun Day” for public hearings.
The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB. Please submit 50 copies of written testimony to Committee staff at the time of sign-up. Testimony submitted after sign-up may not be distributed until after the hearing.

AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARM SAFETY
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/TOB/H/2015HB-06962-R00-HB.htm

AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/TOB/S/2015SB-00650-R00-SB.htm

AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/TOB/H/2015HB-06848-R00-HB.htm

The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E of the LOB. Public speaker order will be determined by a lottery system. Lottery numbers will be drawn from 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB. Speakers arriving after the completion of the lottery will have their names placed at the end of the speaker list.

Please submit 50 copies of written testimony to Committee staff any day prior to the hearing but no later than 10:00 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB. Written testimony submitted by a person(s) or organization(s) which exceeds five (5) single-sided pages per bill or resolution will only be posted on the Judiciary Committee’s website at the discretion of the Judiciary Committee Chairs. Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.

Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills. The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony. The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.

Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. As such, it may be made available on the Judiciary Committee's website and indexed by internet search engines.
http://ccdl.us/blog/2015/03/05/upcoming-public-hearing-march-11th/

The CCDL Meeting will go on the night before as planned, and we will be discussing strategy for testimony for all of these Bills. See Info Below for meeting details.

All 2015 Legislative Info: 2015 Pending Legislation



The Legislative Office Building is located at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
For Parking and other information:http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/drivingdirections.asp
 
Press Conference - Oct 27, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 19:50

Get Out the Gun Vote!

Press Conference- October 27th 
CCDL Members- Come Join Us!

Date: 10/27/2014
Time: 9:30am
Location: Connecticut State Capitol Building in Hartford - North Side Capitol Steps

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League invites our members and supporters to a press conference, welcoming 2nd Amendment activists Timothy Knight from Colorado, and Sean Maloney from Ohio.
Both of these individuals will be here in Connecticut to help trigger the 2nd Amendment vote November 4th.

Timothy Knight was the founder of the Infamous Colorado Recall elections in 2013. Sitting Colorado state legislators were removed from office for their anti-gun votes!

Sean Maloney is an attorney, 2nd Amendment Activist and Leader of the Buckeye Firearms Association.

CCDL is pleased that they are coming to Connecticut to offer their support with their 2 day visit (October 27th and October 28th). Timothy and Sean will be very busy with guest radio spots, visits to firearms retailers, and gatherings of 2nd Amendment supporters. As their itinerary becomes available we will be posting it on our blog.
 
Lucky Target & Line Shoot Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 October 2014 20:50

For more information contact:

Dave Bicknell through Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/dave.bicknell.7?fref=ts

LUCKY_TARGET

 
2014 CCDL Candidate Endorsements PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2014 08:06

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.


As our group and our members look forward to the election this November, we are faced with a stark choice for the leadership of our State. The CCDL Executive Board votes to endorse the following candidates for office that we feel best represent the interests of Connecticut gun owners and our desire to preserve the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and Article One, Section 15 of the Connecticut State Constitution, along with the leadership abilities to move Connecticut forward. We recognize that not all members of CCDL nor all Connecticut gun owners will agree with these endorsements and we fully support everyone’s individual right to vote for the candidates of their own choosing.


After carefully considering all of these issues, the CCDL Executive Board endorses Tom Foley and Heather Somers, for the Office of Governor and Lt. Governor. Governor Dannel Malloy has a proven track record of supporting anti-rights legislation and has vilified and ostracized Connecticut gun owners throughout his term. It is time for him to be to be replaced. We strongly believe that the team of Tom Foley and Heather Somers will take Connecticut in a new direction that is so desperately needed.
We also endorse the candidates below for statewide offices and the General Assembly. As with our endorsement for Governor/Lt. Governor, we feel these candidates will help steer Connecticut in the right direction. CCDL reserves the right to endorse other candidates as they are vetted by the Executive Board.

 

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