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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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/

Something Fun To Do This Weekend

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, why not head on over to the Branford Gun Club on Saturday for their Lucky Target & Line Shoot Fundraiser? All profits go to the CCDL Litigation Fund to support the court battle to restore our gun rights here in Connecticut.

When: Saturday November 8, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Branford Gun Club, 40 Red Hill Rd, Branford, CT 06405
For more info you can contact Dave Bicknell through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dave.bicknell.7

Poker Run Update & Route

REMINDER: The CCDL 2nd Amendment Poker Run is this Saturday, September 27, 2014!

The weather forecast right now is for 82° and SUNNY FOR SATURDAY!!!
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. NSSF is providing gift bags for the first 300 entries.

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.

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.

The route of the rally is different from last year. 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, with the 1st prize being a $500 Cabela’s Gift Certificate donated by the NSSF!

Whether you ride or not, be sure to join us at Cadillac Ranch located at 45 Jude Ln in Southington for the HUGE party with great food, entertainment, GUN RAFFLES and of course, the Haymond Girls! A great mix of classic and southern fried rock will be provided by the Screamin’ Eagle Band and Jay Roberts. Our generous sponsors include: the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Connecticut Cruise News, Bachand & Bachand Law, Yankee Harley Davidson, Haymond Law, Doc’s Motorcycles, Cadillac Ranch and Woodbridge Firearms.
If you are on Facebook, you can RSVP on the event page there. If you still need more info: please email: fundraising@ccdl.us.

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

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2nd annual CCDL 2nd Amendment Poker Run

On Saturday September 27, 2014 CCDL will again be hosting a poker run to raise money for our Litigation Fund.
Once again the run will start at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post, but this year it will end at the Cadillac Ranch, 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 hasn’t been finalized yet, but you can expect to drive about 50-75 miles total, and we will up at the Cadillac Ranch located at 45 Jude Ln, Southington.
Prizes will be awarded at the end for the top five poker hands, with the 1st prize being a $500 Cabela’s Gift Certificate!

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.

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: the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Connecticut Cruise News, Bachand & Bachand Law, Yankee Harley Davidson, Haymond Law, Doc’s Motorcycles, Cadillac Ranch and Woodbridge Firearms.
For more info: please email: fundraising@ccdl.us.

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

Ambassador John Bolton – Video

Ambassador John Bolton was the keynote speaker at our fundraising dinner last Sunday at The Patterson Club in Fairfield. The dinner was a great success, raising more money for our litigation fund than any other event we’ve held so far. Thank you to everyone who donated time, money, or items to this event. Ambassador Bolton even generously donated his customary speaking fee to our cause.

We know many members who could not attend want to hear what Ambassador Bolton had to say, so we have video of his speech.

Day At The Ranch Fundraiser

Spend the day with us at the Cadillac Ranch Restaurant!
There will be raffle prizes, food, dancing, and the mechanical bull.
Live music by the band Wildcat Hill.
Best of all the profits go toward fighting CT’s unconstitutional gun laws.
$20 per person, plus a cash bar.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at our monthly meetings, online, or at the door if any are left.

   When: Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 12:00pm until 4:00pm
   Cost: $20 per person includes food. Cash bar and raffle items extra.
Where: Cadillac Ranch Restaurant
              45 Jude Lane
              Southington, Connecticut 06489    map

At the venue’s request, no open carry. Concealed carry only please.

Home Defense Class to Benefit CCDL Litigation Fund

NOTICE! This event has been canceled due to inclement weather. I’ll repost it when a new date is set.

An Evening Program at the Pachaug Outdoor Club
178 Banjo Sullivan Road, Griswold, Plainfield, CT      map
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
$20 Admission Fee To Benefit CCDL Litigation Fund

The Program
• Led by instructors certified in personal protection training and two attorneys
• Topics include:
o Awareness, Avoidance
o “Harden” your home
o Preparing yourself and family
o Emergency equipment
o Scenario discussions
o Legal aspects – including new legislation
• Equipment exhibit, interactive discussion

Questions? Contact:
Jeff Schwartz DeltaConcepts@att.net
Jack Caldwell JWCaldwell1@juno.com

You may also download the flyer here(pdf)

Another Home Defense Class to Benefit CCDL Litigation Fund

An evening program at Mystic Rod and Gun Club
44 Gun Club Rd, Stonington, CT 06378
phone (860) 536-6324

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

$20 Admission to benefit the CCDL Litigation Fund

The Program
• Led by instructors certified in personal protection training and two attorneys
• Topics include:
—Awareness; Avoidance
—“Harden” your home
—Preparing yourself and family
—Emergency equipment
—Scenario discussions
—Legal aspects, including new legislation
• DVD, equipment exhibit, interactive discussion

Sign-Up Contact
Warren Speh sptsmnwgs@juno.com

Questions? Contact
JefSchwartz DeltaConcepts@att.net
Jack Caldwell JWCaldwell1@juno.com

Gun For Sale – Fundraiser

Scott Hoffman of Hoffman’s Gun Center in Newington, now has for sale a truly one of a kind gun. He has pledged to donate the proceeds from the sale to help fight Connecticut’s unconstitutional gun laws.

The gun is the first ever Model 629 to be produced by Smith & Wesson. It was originally donated to help raise money for the 1980 Olympic Shooters. This gun sold in a closed auction in 1979 for $80,000. It is now being offered for $100,000, with the proceeds to help fight the unconstitutional gun laws in Connecticut, the birthplace of the firearms industry.

Check out the listing on Gunbroker for more info on the history of this gun, and lots more photos of this work of art. And if you happen to have an extra $100,000 for a good cause………….

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