A Look Back At 2017

It’s the last day of 2017. As we prepare to ring in the new year, we’ve compiled a little list of some of CCDL’s activities during the last year.


34 gun bills were introduced

CCDL conducted three Legislative Workshops


CCDL meeting with House Minority Leader Themis Klaridis to discuss issues

Large media event at the capitol that also included the NRA and NSSF

Public hearing in Harford

CCDL Signed Amicus Brief for Peruta v CA

CCDL Anniversary Dinner (view photos)


public hearings for:

Finance Revenue Bonding (Permit Increases) GB-787 (video)

Judiciary Committee Hearing for HB6300 (Show your permit) and HB7259 (Reciprocity) (video)

CCDL Legislative Breakfast

Monthly meeting cancelled – weather conditions


HB 6200 defeated in committee


Application for Amicus Brief for Soto v Bushmaster filed in CT Supreme Court

Permit issues in city of Hartford resolved


Amicus Brief (Soto v Bushmaster) accepted by the CT Supreme Court

FOIA requests filed with Waterbury and Middletown


Monthly Meeting – routine business


CCDL joins Amicus Brief in (Kolbe v Hogan)

CCDL Family Picnic (view photos)


5th Annual CCDL Poker Run (view photos)

Legislative Shooting Event State legislators and staff spent the day learning about and shooting various firearms


Resolution with the City of Middletown

Proposed antigun ordinance in Southbury


Public hearing on proposed antigun ordinance in Southbury – awesome turnout! (view video of hearing)

Food Drive – While CCDL collects food donations year-round, our members were especially generous during the holidays. All donations go to local churches and shelters to help feed those less fortunate than ourselves.

Southbury ordinance proposal defeated! Thank you CCDL members.

Melissa Ziobron Named CCDL Legislator of the Year

CCDL attended oral arguments for Soto v Bushmaster


Monthly meeting

Aside from these events, CCDL took part in numerous other public appearances and events. These included the CT Hunting and Fishing Show, Super Sunday, Middletown Motorcycle Mania, and numerous other events around Connecticut.

CCDL would like to thank all our volunteers and attendees that have continued to help the organization grow even further this past year!

9th Anniversary Dinner

Come celebrate our anniversary at the 9th Annual CCDL dinner, to be held February 10, 2018 at the Aquaturf Club in Plantsville. Relax, enjoy a meal, and share a well deserved night out.

Tickets may be purchased at our monthly meeting or online, and you must show your ticket at the door to gain entry.
Tickets are $57 per person when ordered online in our web store. Tickets ordered online will not be shipped. They will be held at the door under the name used to order them.

Dinner will be buffet style, salad and cheese tables are on the menu as well. This event is 4pm-9pm, with dinner to start at 5:30. We will have some speakers, but not TOO many! This is a night to sit back and enjoy a well deserved meal. Bring some cash for raffle tickets and the bar! All lawful forms of carry are permitted and encouraged, but remember the Aquaturf does serve alcohol. Please carry (and drink) responsibly.

The Aquaturf is located at 556 Mulberry st, Plantsville CT, 06479. Their phone number is 860-621-9335.