It’s Time To Rally!

Are you ready for a 2A Rally?
It’s time to remind the gun-grabbers that we’re still here, and we still VOTE.

If you have been outraged by anti-gun propaganda rallies and blatant calls to repeal the 2nd Amendment, then this rally is your chance to speak out against those who would take your rights.
Let’s swarm the Capitol grounds, and show this state that we will not give up our rights quietly.

DATE: Saturday, April 14, 2018
TIME: 11am until 1pm (or later)
PLACE: Connecticut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford

It will once again be at the State Capitol, north side facing Bushnell Park. All lawful forms of carry are permitted on the Capitol grounds, but remember Bushnell Park is a so-called “Gun Free Zone“.

More info coming soon, as final details get hammered out.

Helpful Links
Flyer to print out and hang in your local club or gun shop: Rally Flier.pdf
Directions to the State Capitol
Parking Information
Facebook Event Page

Membership in CCDL is 100% free. We don’t charge any membership dues, and we rarely beg for donations.
Events like this cost thousands of dollars to put on.
If you would like to help defray the costs of this rally, please consider making a contribution. CLICK HERE TO DONATE


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Rally Location

Press Conference Invitation

Date: 10/27/2014
Time: 9:30am
Location: Connecticut State Capitol Building in Hartford – North Side Capitol Steps (map)
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The Connecticut Citizens Defense League invites our members and supporters to a press conference to welcome 2nd Amendment activists Timothy Knight from Colorado, and Sean Maloney from Ohio.

Both of these individuals are coming to Connecticut to help trigger the 2nd Amendment vote in the run up to the election on November 4th.

Timothy Knight was the founder of the Infamous Colorado Recall elections in 2013 in which sitting legislators were removed from office for their anti-gun votes and positions in the Colorado State Legislature.

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

CCDL is proud that they are coming to Connecticut to offer their support with their 2 day visit (October 27th and October 28th).

Both Timothy and Sean will have an itinerary that includes guest radio spots, visits to firearms retailers and visits with gatherings of 2nd Amendment supporters in certain locations. Both of their efforts are widely acknowledged nationwide.

Itinerary details will be available Monday at the press conference. Brief bios are posted below and more information can be found about both their efforts on the web.

Press Contact:
Scott Wilson
860-235-7490
president@ccdl.us

Timothy Knight
Is the founder & architect of the 2013 Colorado recalls that sent gun-grabbing Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron packing and forced a third to resign. He teamed up with six other political novices, strangers to each other before but who made 137 years of Colorado history by recalling those two senators. They even beat a combined Obama-Clinton political machine backed by Bloomberg’s capital trying to stop them from accomplishing the impossible. And they did it twice in one day. What started as a spark in Colorado has become a brushfire of liberty and an inspiration to ordinary citizens across this great country. Timothy is an example that you CAN make a difference despite what may seem overwhelming odds.

Sean Maloney
Sean is a defense attorney and member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers who practices in all areas of firearm-related law, including 2nd Amendment rights, criminal defense, federal and state restoration of gun rights, and federal NICS appeals. He has appeared as an expert witness in a variety of civil lawsuits related to firearms. In addition, he is Chairman of the Butler County Friends of NRA Committee, a multi-discipline Certified NRA Instructor, NRA Golden Eagle Benefactor Life Member, NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinator, NRA Board of Directors Grassroots Committee member, and Leader with the award-winning Buckeye Firearms Association in Ohio. Counsels Ohio School Boards and assists them in implementing armed teachers and administrators after attending active killer training to keep our children safe. As a Volunteer fought MAIG head on in Colorado and won recall elections! Besides Ohio, traveled to Colorado, Virginia, and now Connecticut to work on NRA endorsed campaigns.

About the CCDL: The Connecticut Citizens Defense League was formed in 2009 by a small group of concerned citizens as a non-partisan organization to advocate second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut. Since their founding, the group has grown to nearly 16,000.

Thanks to this large support base across the state the CCDL has become a fixture of the capitol, well recognized by all committees that regularly see firearms related bills.

As the go-to organization in the state they are consulted regularly by lawmakers who have questions and concerns about pending legislation or existing laws. For more information on the CCDL please visit www.CCDL.us

Rally Live Streaming

Of course we really hope you are here in Hartford right now for the big rally, but for those who just can’t make it, we are going to attempt to broadcast it live right here. We’ve never tried this before, so I apologize in advance if it doesn’t work. It was kind of a last minute idea, and by the time you read this, we’ll already be at the rally. If it works, you should be able to watch the rally below. If it doesn’t work, we’ll still have it all up on our YouTube channel as soon as possible. And since you couldn’t make it, you can still help out by making a donation to our Litigation Fund, which goes toward fighting this unconstitutional and ineffective law in federal court.

Video streaming by Ustream

If the above isn’t working, try this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/connecticut-citizens-defense-league

UPDATE: Stay tuned, we’re working hard to edit all the video and photos from yesterday. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see the video’s as soon as they’re posted.

April 5th Rally – Press Release

Groton, CT- March 31st, 2014

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (The state’s largest grass roots 2nd Amendment rights group) will be hosting a gun rights rally at the Capitol in Hartford. The rally will take place on Saturday April 5th from 12:00pm-3:00pm. The event is being attended by 2nd Amendment supporters from numerous states. Limited parking is available at the capitol, with public parking available throughout the area. The rally marks one year since Governor Malloy signed a massive gun control act into law.

CCDL President Scott Wilson stated the following: “We intend to gather in a peaceful manner and we are as determined as ever to see this law overturned in federal court, or repealed by the state legislature one day”. “We can assure our elected officials that we do not accept this unjust law as a permanent fixture in our lives.” Wilson also went on to say: “Connecticut gun owners appreciate the support from other states that have reached out to us recently”. ”We look forward to standing alongside our fellow citizens us on this day”.

Speakers for the event will include several political candidates, 2nd Amendment Rights Supporters, 2nd Amendment Rights Attorneys and others. Representatives from the National Rifle Association will be on hand also. CCDL is asking those that plan on attending to be aware of all state and federal firearms laws. Please visit their website for additional details: www.ccdl.us
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Press Contact: Scott Wilson (CCDL President) Email: president@ccdl.us

About the CCDL: The Connecticut Citizens Defense League was formed in February 2009 by a small group of concerned citizens as a non-partisan organization to advocate second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut. Since their founding, the group has grown to more than 13,000 members. Thanks to this large supportive base across the state the CCDL has become a fixture of the capitol, and well recognized by committees that see firearms related bills.

CCDL is also actively involved at the state Board of Firearms Permit Examiners. As the go-to organization in the state they are consulted with regularly by lawmakers who have questions and concerns about pending legislation or existing laws. For more information regarding CCDL, please visit http://www.ccdl.us

2A Rally – April 5th

So, the rally we’ve mentioned before is now only a month away. Time to kick things into high gear!

On April 5, 2014, we’ll be gathering on the North side of the State Capitol Building at high noon to mark the first anniversary of the the signing of one of the most unconstitutional gun laws in the nation. Our keynote speaker will be noted gun rights activist and writer David Codrea. David has been featured in Guns and Ammo, Handguns, and Guns Magazine, where he writes the monthly “Rights Watch” column. He is also the National Gun Rights Examiner for Examiner.com, and writes the blog “The War on Guns”. He and Mike Vanderboegh (who spoke at our rally last year) were the ones that originally broke the story of Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious scandal.

We’ll have other speakers yet to be announced, as well as some candidates who we are hoping will oust the gun grabbers in November with your help.

When: April 5, 2014 from noon until 3pm
Where: Capitol Building, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106


You may download a pdf of the flyer to print out and hang in your favorite gun store or club here.

Critical information regarding firearms and lawful carry at the Capitol
While the carrying of firearms is permitted on the Capitol grounds, firearms that are now defined as assault weapons under Public Act 13-3 are prohibited. To avoid confusion and unnecessary hassles, we highly recommend carrying handguns openly or concealed (if you are properly permitted – and make sure you have 10 or less rounds in the magazine) in lieu of long arms. Also, firearms are strictly prohibited in Bushnell Park, which is right next to the rally. Keep this in mind as you are walking to and from where you parked. The Capitol police have been extremely friendly at our past rallies and have never hassled us for any reason. Lets try to keep it that way.

Signs
What’s a rally without signs? Be creative! Keep in mind this is a family friendly rally. There will be many children there, because this affects them too. So please consider not using profanity on any signs. We’re with you on the anger and frustration we all feel, but please keep it clean.

Parking
Parking close to the Capitol can be tough. If you can, carpool. Even better get everyone in your gun club to chip in and rent a van or bus. Chris Fields at King33 Training in Southington has offered his parking lot as a consolidation point for people who wish to meet up and carpool in together. This would greatly help with any potential parking issues. Thank you Chris Fields!!!

King33 Training LLC
75 Aircraft Rd
Southington, Connecticut 06489
Email: info@king33training.com
Click here for directions to the Training Facility

Here’s a map of parking areas in downtown Hartford. Click on the map for a larger map with more info.