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

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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.



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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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An Exclusive Dinner With Ambassador John Bolton

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) has secured Ambassador John Bolton as a speaker for a small, private dinner that we are hosting at the Patterson Club in Fairfield on July 20th, 2014. This fundraising dinner is specifically designed to appeal to gun owners that are also business owners, gun manufacturers and other high-profile individuals. The event will be by invitation only and will be closed to the press. 100% of net proceeds go to the CCDL Litigation fund to fight further infringement on our Second Amendment rights.

Tickets are available for a donation of $1000 per person or $9000 for a table to ten for gun clubs and various manufacturers. There will be a cocktail hour in which people can speak with Ambassador Bolton personally and get a photograph. We also plan to have a live auction for a couple of highly collectible firearms from Colt’s Manufacturing Company and Ruger Firearms. Colt’s has generously donated a unique Colt 1911 Marine Pistol from the Colt’s Custom Shop for which they have a 5-year wait list.

Connecticut is on the front lines for gun control. If last year’s laws are allowed to stand, they will be a blueprint for further infringements on our gun rights for ALL states to follow. If you are not interested in attending, I would appreciate it if you could circulate this to some of your friends and associates that might be interested.

Please help support CCDL in fighting for YOUR Second Amendment rights!

Contact Bob Ferguson with interest.
203-246-1975
fundraising@ccdl.us

Fundraising Nets Tremendous Gains

The following is a member update from CCDL President Scott Wilson

When CCDL first vowed to help lead an effort to challenge any new anti-gun laws, we started earmarking funds immediately. Using funds from our operations account, we quietly set off on the path to mount a proper challenge to what would become Public Act 13-3. We started this well in advance of that law even being written. Understanding the costs that are associated with a major federal 2nd Amendment lawsuit (both DC v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago cost well over $1,000,000 each),  we felt it was important to start early and keep at it as long as it takes.

Shortly after, an alliance was formed between the Connecticut Citizens Defense League and the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, who along with other plaintiffs would file suit against the State of Connecticut. The National Rifle Association has also been helping from behind the scenes in numerous ways.

To date, the mindset of our attorneys in this legal action has been to not disclose the amount that has been collected for the lawsuit. Since the State is now well aware that we are committed to see this matter through to the end, that time has passed.

For all of the efforts of this organization, numerous gun clubs, certain firearms retailers and individuals the funds collected so far are approaching the half a million dollars mark. While we have a very long way to go, we realize how important it is to let everyone know that all of the fundraising, contributions and other efforts are keeping this case moving forward. Our case against the State (Shew v. Malloy) is now headed into the appellate level (2nd circuit court of appeals). A brief will be filed with the Appellate Court this Friday, May 16th.

The path to victory is unfortunately long and expensive, but the cost of defeat is far worse.
On behalf of the Executive Board of CCDL I would like to thank our members and all 2nd Amendment supporters for your efforts in bringing us to where we are today. Carry On!

Scott Wilson
President

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.

Trap Shooting Fundraiser

Come join us April 26, 2014 for a fun day of trapshooting at the Guilford Sportsman’s Association, and also help raise money for the CCDL Litigation fund (for suing the state of CT over the laws passed in 2013). This is open to everyone of all experience levels. If you have never shot trap before, they’ll teach you. If you don’t even own a shotgun, they’ll loan you one (you will still need to purchase ammo though).
Should be a fun day for all!
If you know you’ll be attending, please contact Dave as noted below so they can better plan for the food.

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.

If you would like a little private instruction or practice before the event, get in touch with Dave above. He will be at Guilford every day this week from 4:30pm until sunset weather permitting. Also, if you are going to need a loaner shotgun talk to Dave so he has enough.

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


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We now accept Bitcoin!

After requests from a number of our members, CCDL is now accepting Bitcoin as a donation option. Please use the link below to make your bitcoin donation:

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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is an electronic payment system that allows you to transmit money directly to another person without going through a bank or third party. It is sometimes called the ‘currency of the Internet.’

Check out Bitcoin.org for more information.

Note: While we are accepting Bitcoin donations, there are NO plans to accept bitcoin for any other purpose.

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)