CCDL Pocket Knives

In case you’ve missed it:
We updated our website and our online merchandise sales earlier this year. We’re adding new items, and shipping them much faster now (usually 1-2 weeks).
Remember, CCDL is 100% free to join and run by volunteers. Our only income is though donations and merchandise sales. Your support helps CCDL fight for YOUR rights.
If you haven’t visited lately, check us out! www.CCDL.us/shop

One new item is a special run of CCDL logo pocket knives.
CCDL Logo Knives

We offered these earlier this year, and quickly met our minimum order. We are looking to place a second order around the middle of November, so that you’ll have your knife in time for the holidays. If you are interested in pre-ordering one of these quality USA made knives by Bear and Son with the CCDL Logo on them for yourself or as a gift, please get them while you can. These are a special deal and will not be available on a regular basis. Ask anyone who was lucky enough to purchase one during our first run, they all LOVE them!!! Get yours today at www.CCDL.us/shop/ccdl-pocket-knife-preorder.

2017 CCDL 2nd Amendment Poker Run – September 9th

Save the date for the 5th Annual CCDL 2nd Amendment Poker Run on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Starting Location: Central Connecticut Arms – 130 Marlborough Street Portland, CT
Ending Location: Doody’s Totoket Inn – 465 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT.

Registration is from 9:30am – 10:30am at Central Connecticut Arms. Riders/drivers are $20, Passengers are $15, or you can just join us at the end location for the party for $15.
There will be food, refreshments, prizes, and live music from the band Wastin’ Bullets.
Motorcycles and cars welcome!

At each location you will pick a playing card from a deck. You can expect to drive between 50 and 70 miles total, and it will finish at Doody’s Totoket Inn.
Prizes will be awarded at the end for the top five poker hands and the worst poker hand.

If you just want to attend the party and not participate in the poker run, admission will be $15 per person payable at Doody’s Totoket Inn starting at noon. Admission includes food and entertainment. Drinks are extra.

We’ll have special 2017 CCDL Poker Run shirts for sale at both the start and the finish. Quantities are limited, when they are gone, that’s it.

All net proceeds go to fight for our 2nd Amendment rights.
Tell your friends!

This year you can register in advance on the website.
Sign up at: http://ccdl.us/shop/poker-run-preregistration

Sponsors include: By Carrier Custom Home Builders, 1 Stop Tactical, 3B Lawn Care, A Great Start Shooting School, Absolute Countertops, Blue Trail Range, Branford Gun Club, Central Connecticut Arms, Chris' Indoor Range, Connecticut Cruise News, Connecticut Firearms and Tactical, Connecticut Sporting Arms, Delta Arsenal, Guilford Sportsmen's Association, Hoffman Gun Center & Indoor Range, Hotsy-Clean, Law Dogs MC Connecticut, Mallico Construction, New Haven Sportsman's Club, Newington Gun Exchange, North Atlantic Sportsman, Proactive Self Defense, Sportsmen’s Outpost, Tactical Arms & Indoor Range, TC Facility Services, The Gun Store, The Miller Law Group, and The Powerwash Guys.

To save time on the day of the ride, you may fill out and print the registration form in advance and bring it with you. Registration Form (pdf)

If you want to print or view the route directions ahead of time they are here (pdf)

Poker Run Tomorrow

Don’t forget! The CCDL Poker Run is tomorrow! The weather is looking like a great autumn day, so come on out and enjoy a nice ride or drive followed by food, music and prizes.
See details here: http://ccdl.us/blog/poker-run-2016/
Note, the post has been updated with directions to each stop and a map.
See you there!

CCDL Poker Run

On Saturday September 24, 2016 CCDL will be hosting our 4th consecutive poker run!

This year we have changed the route and will be starting at the Meriden Motor Boat Club located at 267 Airline Ave in Portland and end at Doody’s Totoket Inn located at 465 Foxon Road in North Branford.

We are planning a HUGE party and we will be rocking with the band Wastin’ Bullets which is one of Connecticut’s best honky tonk/country bands. Both motorcycles and cars are welcome to participate in the run, and EVERYONE is welcome to attend the after-party whether you ride or not.

Registration is from 9:30 – 10:30am. Breakfast sandwiches and coffee will be available for purchase at the start of the run. The cost is $20 per rider or driver and $15 per passenger. The cost includes the after-party. At the Meriden Motor Boat you will be given directions to the various locations.

At each location you will pick a playing card from a deck. You can expect to drive between 50 and 70 miles total, and it will finish at the Doody’s Totoket Inn. Prizes will be awarded at the end for the top five poker hands.

If you just want to attend the party and not participate in the poker run, admission will be $15 per person payable at the door. Admission includes food and entertainment. Drinks are extra.

We’ll have special 2016 CCDL Poker Run shirts and bandanas for sale at both the start and the finish. Quantities are limited, when they are gone, that’s it.

All net proceeds go to fight for our 2nd Amendment rights.

Sponsors include: By Carrier Custom Home Builders, Haymond Law, Connecticut Cruise News, C&D Arms Supply, Blue Trail Range, Ron’s Guns, Branford Gun Club, Guilford Sportsmen’s Association, New Haven Sportsman’s Club, Newington Gun Exchange, TC Facility Services, Blue Mobile Wash, Nick’s Roofing & Siding LLC, A Great Start Shooting School, Connecticut Sporting Arms, Chris’ Indoor Range, Hoffman Gun Center & Indoor Range

We are still accepting sponsorships.  Please contact Michele McBrien at 203-645-2116 for more information.


To save time on the day of the ride, you may fill out and print the registration form in advance and bring it with you. Registration Form (pdf)

You may also download and print out the directions to each stop and a map of the route:
poker run directions(pdf)
poker run map (pdf)

For more info: please email: technology@ccdl.us.

Last year’s ride was the largest poker run in the state! Let’s make it an even greater success this year!

Come join us in support of our Second Amendment Rights!

2016 Poker Run Shirt

2016 Poker Run Shirt – front
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Poker Run Update and Route

REMINDER: The CCDL 2nd Amendment Poker Run is this Saturday, September 26, 2015! The weather forecast right now is for 72° and SUNNY FOR SATURDAY!!! Can it get ANY better than that?

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Both motorcycles and cars are welcome to participate in the run, and EVERYONE is welcome to attend the after-party whether you ride or not. Registration is at Woodbridge Firearms, 28 Selden St, Woodbridge from 9:30-10:30. Cost is $20/bike/driver and $15 per passenger. Cost includes the after party at the Cadillac Ranch.

If you just want to join us at the party after, it’s $15 per person pay at the door. The after-party starts around 11:30am, and runs until 4pm or later.

We’ll have special CCDL Poker Run shirts and bandanas for sale at both the start and the finish. Quantities are limited, when they are gone, that’s it. ALL profits from this event go to the Litigation Fund which is being used to fight unconstitutional gun laws here in Connecticut.

Stops include Bozzuto’s Trucking, City Limits Cafe, Yankee Harley Davidson, and ends with a party at the Cadillac Ranch. The recommended route is below, we will also have sheets with the route and maps when you register.

At each stop you will draw a poker card from a deck. Best poker hands at the end of the run will win prizes.

Whether you ride or not, be sure to join us at Cadillac Ranch located at 45 Jude Ln in Southington for the HUGE after-party. A great mix of classic and southern fried rock will be provided by the Screamin’ Eagle Band.

Sponsors include: Haymond Law, Connecticut Cruise News, Cadillac Ranch, C&D Arms Supply, Yankee Harley Davidson, The Outpost Guns & Ammo, Connecticut Sporting Arms, Ceglarz Motor Repair and Sales, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Woodbridge Firearms.

To save time on the day of the ride, you may fill out and print the registration form in advance and bring it with you. Registration Form (pdf)

If you are on Facebook, you can RSVP on the event page there. If you still need more info: please email: fundraising@ccdl.us.

Our previous year’s ride was a GIANT success. Let’s continue to make this the biggest annual poker run in the state!

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2015 Poker Run Route Directions

Poker run 2015 Map#1

Poker Run 2015 Map #2

Sporting Clays Fundraiser

On October 11, 2015 the Guilford Sportsman’s Association will be hosting a sporting clays fun shoot to raise money for the CCDL Litigation Fund.
It starts at 9:00am, and if you’ve never shot sporting clays before, it’s a whole lot of fun, and this would be a great time to try it out. Sporting clays is like playing golf only with shotguns (and no beer!). More info about it can be found at the National Sporting Clays Association website.

NOTE: This is not a CCDL organized event, and we will not be selling merchandise there. Any questions about the event please contact Dave Bicknell from the Guilford Sportsman’s Association at (203)500-4169 or via Facebook.

The Guilford Sportsman’s Association is located at:
501 Hart Road
Guilford, CT 06437


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Annual 2nd Amendment Poker Run

On Saturday September 26, 2015 CCDL will again be hosting a poker run to raise money for our Litigation Fund.
Once again the ride will start at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post and end at the Cadillac Ranch in Southington, where we’ll have a HUGE after-party.
Both motorcycles and cars are welcome to participate in the run, and EVERYONE is welcome to attend the after-party whether you ride or not.

The run begins at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post located at 28 Selden St. in Woodbridge. Registration is from 9:30-10:30am and the cost will be $20 per rider or driver and $15 per passenger and includes the after-party.
At Woodbridge Firearms you will be given directions to various locations.
At each location you will pick a playing card from a deck.
The route will be the same as last year, and you can expect to drive about 50-75 miles total, and it will finish at the Cadillac Ranch located at 45 Jude Ln, Southington.
Prizes will be awarded at the end for the top five poker hands.

If you just want to attend the party and not participate in the poker run, admission will be $15 per person payable at the door. Admission includes food and entertainment. Drinks are extra.

We’ll have special 2015 CCDL Poker Run shirts and bandanas for sale at both the start and the finish. Quantities are limited, when they are gone, that’s it.

All net proceeds go to the CCDL Litigation Fund to fight for our 2nd Amendment rights and overturn Connecticut’s anti-gun laws.

Sponsors include: Haymond Law, Connecticut Cruise News, Cadillac Ranch, C&D Arms Supply, Yankee Harley Davidson, The Outpost Guns & Ammo, Connecticut Sporting Arms, Ceglarz Motor Repair and Sales, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Woodbridge Firearms.

To save time on the day of the ride, you may fill out and print the registration form in advance and bring it with you. Registration Form (pdf)

For more info: please email: fundraising@ccdl.us.

Last year’s ride was the largest poker run in the state! Let’s make it an even greater success this year.



2015 Poker Run Shirt – front

Lucky Gunner – Final Results

For the last few months we’ve been asking you to vote for CCDL in a poll. If you somehow missed that, go back and read these posts first.

Well, the voting is over, and the results are in. CCDL came in 3rd, with 7.5% of the vote. That’s awesome, considering there were about 80 organizations up for consideration. That list included national giants like the National Rifle Association (NRA), Gun Owners of America (GOA), and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF). As a matter of fact, we got the most votes of any state-level organization, and beat out several national ones.

Hopefully Lucky Gunner Ammo will be able to collect the funds owed them; we’re sure the antis will try any way possible to get out of it.
When and if we get a check, it will go right into our Litigation Fund, which being used in the fight to overturn our state’s unconstitutional gun bans. Even though the voting is over, you can still donate to the fund yourself. While we’re off to a great start (thank you!), we project we’ll still need at least another million dollars to take our fight to the Supreme Court. Donate Here.


Full results can be found here

Last Day To Vote For CCDL

Back in June, we told you about a very simple way to raise money for CCDL’s Litigation Fund. Lucky Gunner Ammunition won a lawsuit brought against them by the Brady Campaign and other antigunners. The antis have to pay Lucky Gunner’s legal fees, which Lucky Gunner has decided to donate to various run rights organizations, such as CCDL. They are having a poll to determine how to allocate the funds; the more votes an organization gets, the greater amount of money the organization will receive. As of yesterday CCDL was in 3rd place with 8,148 votes. Voting ends at 9pm tonight! Surely a group like CCDL with over 18,000 members and almost 25,000 followers on Facebook can get more than 8,148 votes!
Voting takes seconds. You don’t have to sign up for anything, or give them any personal info. just click this link and vote for Connecticut Citizens Defense League. It’s that simple, and your vote could mean hundreds of extra dollars for CCDL that will be used in our fight to overturn Connecticut’s unconstitutional gun laws.
Be sure to vote before 9pm tonight!

Brady vs. Lucky Gunner

Recently, the Brady Bunch tried to sue Lucky Gunner Ammo and several other online retailers for lawfully selling items that were later used in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting. The judge in that case rightfully dismissed it, and ordered the Brady Campaign to reimburse the defendant’s legal fees.

Lucky Gunner has graciously offered to donate their share of the settlement (when they get it) to various gun rights groups such as CCDL. They will determine how much each group gets by the number of votes each group gets in a poll on their website. These are all deserving groups, but we ask that you please go and vote for CCDL. As a 100% donation driven non-profit organization (501c4), even a small share would help us to continue to our fight to protect and restore YOUR rights here in Connecticut.

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Of course you can also still donate directly to our Litigation Fund, where every penny donated goes directly to the costs of Shew V Malloy; the federal court case hoping to overturn Connecticut’s unconstitutional antigun laws.
http://ccdl.us/blog/donate/