CCDL 4th Annual Family Picnic

On Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 11 AM to 4 PM, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League will host our annual family picnic.

The event will take place at the Boothe Memorial Park – 5800 Main Street on Putney
Stratford, CT – Site #2

This event is open to CCDL Members and to the public free of charge. Everyone is encouraged to attend this event to celebrate our right in Connecticut to Keep and Bear Arms, get to know us and learn more about what CCDL does to protect your rights as a gun owner in the state of Connecticut!

Come and enjoy typical picnic fare – burgers, dogs, salads, dessert, soft beverages and more. This will be an alcohol free gathering.

Any lawful forms of weapon carry are allowed and encouraged. If you will be carrying a firearm, please exercise safety and caution as we will be in the eyes of the public. Firearms must remain holstered for the duration of the event to ensure safety.

CCDL Merchandise and Membership Sign Up will be available onsite. There will be games and prizes.

Please let us know if you plan to contribute a food item. Salads, desserts and snack items are suggested.

Join us for this fun event!

Please RSVP to

Call Your U.S Senators and Urge Them to SUPPORT the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012

Urgent Legislative Alert!

NSSF encourages all firearms owners, hunters and sportsmen to immediately call their U.S. Senators and urge them to SUPPORT the Sportsmen’s Act (Senate Amendment 2232).

Sponsored by the bipartisan senate co-chairs of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) and filed as an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill (S.3240), the Sportsmen’s Act is the most important single piece of pro-sportsmen legislation in a generation. This historic legislation includes the firearms industry’s top legislative priority, the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act (S.838), which would clarify that ammunition is excluded from regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Read the rest of it over at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s website and call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to urge your senators to SUPPORT the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (Amendment 2232 to the Farm Bill) .

 To send an email or a letter to your U.S. senators click here.

CCDL Member on WPLR

CCDL supporter and member Rob Rich from Connecticut Firearms & Tactical in Orange, CT was recently a guest on WPLR-FM’s Chaz & AJ Show, which is the most listened to radio program in the state. It was a short segment where he answered firearm-related questions from listeners. Thank you Rob for getting in a plug for CCDL!

You can listen to the segment online HERE, or you can download a mp3 format file from HERE.

Gun rally at Birmingham (MI) park targets attack on civil rights

Chris Combs (left) and Stephanie Locke cross the street in downtown Birmingham, Mich. while participating in a protest by gun enthusiasts on June 11, 2012. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Guralnick)

Gun toting advocates are standing in support of a southeast Michigan teen who was arrested after strolling the downtown area of a posh suburban Detroit community with an M-1 rifle strapped to his back.

Supporters filled the Birmingham commission chambers Monday night, displaying firearms in holsters and strapped to their backs. They voiced support for 18-year-old Sean Combs, who was arrested April 13 while walking along Old Woodward Avenue.

The Troy High School student faces three misdemeanor charges for brandishing a weapon, resisting and obstructing police, and disturbing the peace. Each is punishable by up to 93 days in jail.”

Read more: Gun rally at Birmingham park targets attack on civil rights | Observer and Eccentric Newspapers and Hometown Weeklies |

This is much like the open carry debate here in CT. What this teen did was perfectly 100% legal where he was. Some will argue that even if it’s legal it’s not “right”. Well, somebody has to do it, if only to protect our RIGHT to do it.

Seattle Tries To Circumvent State Preemption Laws

Seattle City Council Will Seek Tighter Gun Control Rules

Seattle City Council members say the spate of shootings in the city has heightened their interest in seeking new gun control regulations. But they say they’re proceeding carefully, since the city’s previous ban on guns in parks was struck down by the courts.

Washington has state preemption. Seattle has already tried to enact their own gun control laws and lost in court. So now they’re trying to find some loophole around the state preemption. Kind of like the town of Woodbridge, CT recently trying to find some way to regulate Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post.