Our Mission

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action. READ MORE

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We welcome anyone who believes that the defense of our constitutional rights is critical to the longevity of our freedom and to the success of this nation, and in particular that the rights to self defense and to keep and bear the arms to actualize that defense, are fundamental and undeniable. Join Today!


Major Gun Bills Scheduled for This Monday March 6th at 9:00 A.M.

We have long expected Governor Lamont’s assault on our Second Amendment rights and the time has come! CCDL has taken a position on 3 Second Amendment related bills in the Judiciary Committee and we NEED YOUR HELP NOW! This is the largest comprehensive gun bill package since 2013. In 2013, thousands of you showed up in Hartford and we MUST

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Ammo Tax bill is in front of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Wednesday and you are needed now! This is the FIRST of THREE hearings we expect for gun bills.  Expect 2 more action alerts, one could be in just a couple of days! Two ways to advocate for your rights at the

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Get Involved

Are you looking to see what you can do to help CCDL in the battle to protect your rights? Take a look at the Outreach or Urban Engagement programs to see where your skills can best be used. Click below to learn more! “If not you, who? If not now, when?”


The aim of the Outreach Program is to maximize CCDL’s grass-roots efforts to fight for ALL of our Second Amendment Rights through a structured organization framework. CCDL has OVER 40,000 members and the Outreach Program will work to better leverage those members by assigning representatives in each of the 169 towns in Connecticut! Click Here to learn more!

Urban Engagement

Connecticut Citizen Defense League is incredibly proud of our Urban Engagement team that works to ensure that all Connecticut residents including those in our urban areas are educated on and hand access to information regarding their right to keep and bear arms. We realize that challenges in minority communities and strive to be a trusted resource. Click Here to learn more!


Have some questions? Looking for some answers? Our resources page is filled with answers! Click Here to find what you are looking for! 

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