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CCDL Lobby Day – Fight the Ammo Tax

It is time for you to step up and fight for your rights!Lobby Day 1

AMMO TAX PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Public Hearing on H.B. 5040 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EXCISE TAX ON AMMUNITION is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:00PM in room 2E at the Legislative Office Building at 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

Link to a No Ammo Tax Sign

Link to Lobby Day Photo Guide for Finance Committee

FAQ for attending Lobby Day

Connecticut lawmakers want to impose a 35% ammunition tax on gun owners and use the revenue to support anti-gun organizations while exempting law enforcement and municipalities from this tax. 

Members are needed for are First LOBBY DAY this session and to submit testimony!
Step by step guide to protect your rights! Take action NOW

STEP 1 – Prepare your written testimony preferably in Word or PDF – Click here for sample testimony
STEP 2  Email your written testimony to: fintestimony@cga.ct.gov Use OPPOSE HB 5040 in subject line
STEP 3 – cc: your testimony to your state Senator and Representative
                https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp
STEP 4 – Attend Lobby Day on Thursday, February 27, 2020

If not you, then who? If not now, then when?

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2020 Legislative Workshops

CCDL Legislative Workshop

The 2020 Connecticut Legislative Session convenes on February 5th and CCDL is sponsoring a series of free Legislative Workshops to prepare gun owners to protect their rights. The workshops topics will cover:

  • Learning about the legislative process and pending gun bills
  • Tips for communicating with legislators
  • How to prepare written testimony
  • How to submit testimony
  • How to testify effectively at a public hearing
  • How to track gun bills
  • How to become proactive and vigilant
  • If you’re interested in protecting your rights in Connecticut attend a CCDL legislative workshop!
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CCDL Bus to The 2nd Amendment Rally

CCDL will be providing bus service from Danbury to Washington DC for members who would like to attend the 2nd Amendment Rally at the Capitol on Saturday, November 2 2019.

Itinerary:

5:00am: Departure from the Exit 2 Park and Ride in Danbury (across from Trader Joe’s)

11:00am: Arrival at the US Capitol (time is allotted for sight seeing)

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Rally at the Capitol Lawn

4:00pm – 7:00pm: Time for dinner and sight seeing in DC

7:00pm: Departure back to Connecticut

1:00am Sunday: Arrival back at Exit 2 Park and Ride

Rally for Your Rights!
Attend The 2nd Amendment Rally: November 2, 2019, on the Capitol Lawn in Washington D.C.

If you value your constitutional right to bear arms, the right to defend yourself, and if you value the lives of the men and women who have died to keep those rights intact, now is the time to take a stand. Join us in Washington, DC on November 2nd 2019 and let your voice be heard.

We are at a critical time in our nation’s history, and right now, the country needs the Gun Lobby more than ever.

You Are the Gun Lobby!

The Second Amendment Rally is a grassroots event, organized and funded by grassroots activists, open to all supporters of the Constitution and lovers of liberty

Check out the event website: http://2ndamendmentrally.com 

Buy Tickets Here 

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Join Us for a Pro 2nd Amendment Rally Saturday September 7th

Given that Connecticut clearly does not have even one United States Senator or Congressman that supports our Right to Keep and Bear arms in Washington D.C., we want to send a resounding message to the rest of the country: DO NOT PASS CT style gun control laws at the federal level.

It has become our obligation to tell Washington D.C. and the rest of the country how bad many of our laws are. It is also our job to tell America how hard it will be to get rid of any gun control package that passes.

Join us in helping to ask our fellow 2nd Amendment supporters and lawmakers around the country to dig in and make a stand to support the constitution.

Our featured speaker will be prominent Gun Rights Activist Maj Toure (Black Guns Matter). Maj will be speaking about 2nd Amendment rights and the impact of gun control on urban communities.  

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is inviting you to this rally!

DATE: Saturday, September 7th, 2019
TIME: 11am until 12:30pm
PLACE: Connecticut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford

The Rally will 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“.

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11th Annual CCDL Family Picnic

On Saturday, August 24th CCDL will once again host our Annual Family Picnic at Boothe Memorial Park – 5800 Main Street on Putney, Stratford, CT from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

We’ll supply the burgers, hotdogs, soft drinks (no alcohol allowed in the park) and condiments. You can bring the family, the chips, dip, or whatever side dish (and a utensil to serve it) you’re most famous for making, and some lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. (Helpful hint: write your name on a piece of masking tape and attach it to your bowls/spoons/etc so you are sure to get them back)

This is a FREE event for CCDL members and their families.

 

Note: Please do not park on the grass. If the parking lot is full (it’s a little small), you can park nearby on Putney Chapel Way (see the map below), and walk into the park from there. It’s actually almost as close as the parking lot, and you wont have to walk up and down the hill.

(Click map for larger version)

 

DIRECTIONS FROM RT. 15N (MERRITT PARKWAY) Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a right; bear right (almost immediately) at next intersection onto Main St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your left.

FROM RT. 15S (MERRITT PARKWAY) Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a left; bear right at next intersection onto Main St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your left.

FROM I-95N Take exit 33 and follow signs to RT 110; stay on RT 110 (East Main St.) one mile to traffic light at intersection of East Main St. and Main St.; take right onto Main St. (still RT 110); take 3rd left by bearing onto Main St. Putney (pond on left); follow for approx. ½ mile and Boothe Park will be on your right.

FROM I-95S Take exit 38 to Merritt Parkway RT 15S and follow directions above from RT 15S.

 

 

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10th Anniversary Dinner

 

Come celebrate our anniversary at the 10th Annual CCDL dinner, to be held February 23, 2019 at La Bella Vista in Waterbury. Relax, enjoy a formal seated dinner, and share a well deserved night out.

We are incredibly excited to celebrate this landmark anniversary with an exquisite commemorative hand-engraved Colt 1911 as one of the prizes to be won.

Tickets may be purchased at our monthly meeting or online, and you must show your ticket at the door to gain entry.Tickets are $57 per person when ordered online in our web store. Tickets ordered online will not be shipped. They will be held at the door under the name used to order them.

Dinner will be served tableside. Salad, dessert and light hors d’eouvres are on the menu as well. This event is 5pm-9pm, with dinner to start at 5:30. We will have some speakers, but not TOO many! This is a night to sit back and enjoy a well deserved meal. Bring some cash for games. CCDL commemorative cigar patio and the bar! All lawful forms of carry are permitted and encouraged, but remember the La Bella Vista does serve alcohol. Please carry (and drink) responsibly.

Prize donations are tremendously appreciated. Items do not need to be shooting related- any new items will be a tremendous help.

The La Bella Vista is located at 380 Farmwood Road Waterbury, Connecticut. Please contact Holly Sullivan at events@ccdl.us for more information.

You can buy your tickets through our online store. 

Buy tickets Here

 

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11th Anniversary Dinner

11th CCDL Dinner

 

Come celebrate our anniversary at the 11th Annual CCDL dinner, to be held February 22, 2020 at La Bella Vista in Waterbury. Relax, enjoy a formal seated dinner, and share a well deserved night out.

Tickets may be purchased at our monthly meeting or online, and you must show your ticket at the door to gain entry.Tickets are $57 per person when ordered online in our web store. Tickets ordered online will not be shipped. They will be held at the door under the name used to order them.

Dinner will be served table side. Salad, dessert and light hors d’eouvres are on the menu as well. This event is 5pm-9pm, with dinner to start at 5:30. We will have some speakers, but not TOO many! This is a night to sit back and enjoy a well deserved meal. Bring some cash for games.

All lawful forms of carry are permitted and encouraged, but remember the La Bella Vista does serve alcohol. Please carry (and drink) responsibly.

Click here to purchase tickets

 

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Legislative Workshop #2

Hosted by: New Haven Sportsman’s Club

Presented by: Connecticut Citizens Defense League

DATE:

Sunday, February 24, 2019

TIME:

10:30am – 12:30pm

LOCATION:

New Haven Sportsman’s Club

4158 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT

CCDL invites all that are interested in preserving our 2nd Amendment rights, in Connecticut to this FREE workshop open to the public.  This workshop is designed to educate gun owners about legislative action.

Topics will Include:

  • Learn about the legislative process and any pending gun bills
  • Tips for communicating with your legislators
  • How to prepare written testimony
  • How to submit your testimony
  • How to testify at a public hearing effectively
  • How to become proactive and vigilant

If you have any questions, contact CCDL’s Legislative Coordinator:

Ray Bevis  –   (860) 800-2235  –  legislative@ccdl.us

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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

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Legislative Workshop #4

Hosted by: Rockville Fish & Game Club

Presented by: Connecticut Citizens Defense League

DATE:

Sunday, February 25, 2018

TIME:

10:00am – 12:00pm

LOCATION:

Rockville Fish & Game Club
Main club house
Fish & Game Road, Tolland, CT

CCDL invites all that are interested in preserving our 2nd Amendment rights, in Connecticut to this FREE workshop open to members and guests of the club.  This workshop is designed to educate gun owners about legislative action.

Topics will Include:

  • Learn about the legislative process and any pending gun bills
  • Tips for communicating with your legislators
  • How to prepare written testimony
  • How to submit your testimony
  • How to testify at a public hearing effectively
  • How to track gun bills
  • How to become proactive and vigilant

If you have any questions, contact CCDL’s Legislative Coordinator:

Ray Bevis  –   (860) 800-2235  –  legislative@ccdl.us