2018 Legislator Of The Year

The CCDL Executive Board proudly selects State Rep ‘Tim Ackert’ as the 2018 CCDL Legislator of the Year.

Announcing the award, president Scott Wilson stated the following:
“CCDL would like to express our gratitude for the very difficult task in which Tim engaged anti-gun legislators in a sustained debate over HB5542 during the House chamber Session last year.”

“Tim has always been a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. However, his floor debate over illogical and irrational gun control legislation was especially difficult when considering public sentiment at the time. It is truly an honor to recognize Tim for the ‘Legislator of the Year’ award for 2018.”

Tim serves the 8th house district (Columbia, Coventry, Vernon and part of Tolland).


February Meeting Canceled


The monthly members meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, February 12th has been canceled, due to the predicted snow and ice storm.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 12th.


If you need tickets to our big 10 year Anniversary Dinner on February 23rd, you can still buy tickets online, in the CCDL web store.  CLICK HERE


CCDL is tracking a large number of gun bills both bad and good, working their way through the legislative process. Please pay close attention to your emails and to our social media accounts in the coming weeks and months. Usually we get very short notice when a bill is going to a public hearing. Often just a few days. We expect that at least some of these bills will be heard sometime in the next month or so. We’ll need as many people as possible to show up and testify on these bills in person, or at the very least submit emailed testimony. You can be sure those that want to take away your rights will be there in large numbers.


Legislative Workshops – Resources

Below is a list of useful links

CT General Assembly (Text and status of bills) –
Find your legislators:
Connecticut Firearms Law:
The Office of Legislative Research:
CT General Assembly Legislative Library:
Connecticut’s Main Page:
Connecticut Pistol Permit Issues:
CCDL’s Guide for Letter Writing:
Letters to the editor Contact List:
CT Dept. of Public Safety Crime Reports:
U.S. Congress (Text and status of Federal bills):
U.S. House (Federal Legislation):
U.S. Senate (Federal legislation):
U.S. Government portal (State and federal agencies links):


Where you can buy CCDL Decals

We often get asked “Where can I buy CCDL decals?”

We sell merchandise at our monthly meetings and we setup merchandise tables at various events throughout the year. 

And of course, you can buy them online by clicking here

CCDL also has authorized certain businesses to sell them.  Each sells decals, some sell other merchandise.  Contact the store for details.  Below is the list of authorized resellers.

1 Stop Tactical – located at: 80 A N. Main Street, Jewett City

Aces Defense – located at: 748 North Main Street, Danielson

Central Connecticut Arms, LLC – located at: 130 Marlborough Street, Portland

Connecticut Firearms & Tactical – located at: 501 Boston Post Road, Orange

Connecticut Sporting Arms, LLC – located at: 1179 North Foxon Road, North Branford

Hoffman’s Gun Center & Indoor Shooting Range – located at: 2686 Berlin Turnpike, Newington

Newington Gun Exchange – located at: 210 Market Square, Newington

North Atlantic Sportsman, Inc. – located at: 600 Main Street, Monroe

Sportsmens Outpost Inc. – located at: 415 Wolcott Road, Wolcott

Tactical Arms – located at: 34 Migeon Ave, Torrington

The Gun Store, LLC – located at: 130 Scott Road Rear Building, Waterbury


Letters to the editor

Contact List

Most newspapers require that you include your name, address and phone number for verification.
It is helpful and sometimes required that you include the words “letter to the editor” in the subject line of email submissions.

Connecticut Post
410 State Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Fax: 203-367-8158

The Bristol Press
188 Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: 860-584-0501
Fax: 860-584-2192

333 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-731-3344
Fax: 203-792-8730

Greenwich Time
1455 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Phone: 203-964-2293
Fax: 203-964-2345

Hartford Courant
285 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06115
Phone: 860-241-6200
Emails can be submitted via the form at: letter-20140911-htmlstory.html
Fax: 860-520-6941

Journal Inquirer
306 Progress Drive
Manchester, CT 06045
Phone: 1-800-237-3606
Fax: 860-646-9867

500 South Broad Street
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: 203-235-1661
Fax: 203-639-0210

The Middletown Press
386 Main Street 4th floor
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: 860-347-3331
Fax: 860-347-3380

The New Britain Herald
1 Court Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Phone: 860-225-4601
Email submissions use the form at : https://centralctcommunications-dot-

New Haven Register
100 Gando Drive
New Haven, CT 06513
Phone: 203-789-5200
Fax: 203-789-5705

Yale Daily News
202 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-432-2424
Fax: 203-432-7425

The Day
47 Eugene O’Neill Drive
New London, CT 06320
Phone: 1-800-542-3354
Fax: 860-442-0420

The Hour
1 Selleck Street
Norwalk, CT 06855
Phone: 203-846-3281
Email submissions use form at: https://thehour-dot-com.bloxcms-
Fax: 203-846-9897

The Bulletin
10 Railroad Place
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: 860-425-4225

The Advocate
9A Riverbend Drive South
Stamford, CT 06907
Phone: 203-964-2293
Fax: 203-964-2345

The Register Citizen
59 Field Street
P.O. Box 58
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: 860-489-3121

Republican American
389 Meadow Street
Waterbury, CT 06722
Phone: 203-574-3636
Fax: 203-596-9277

Westport News
410 State Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: 203-333-6688
Email: (include “Letter To Editor” in subject line)

The Chronicle
1 Chronicle Road
P.O.Box 148
Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: 860-423-8466


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Terms & Conditions

Important Terms & Conditions

Please remember that CCDL is a Volunteer Organization – There is no paid staff.

As such, we do not have the luxury of shipping products in a day or two. 

We ask our members to be patient.

Average shipping time is 6 to 8 weeks from the time of the order. 



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Gun Issues

Frequently Asked Questions

Office of Legislative Research


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CCDL is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization that does not charge ANY membership dues, so donations are welcome and needed now more than ever. You can use the PayPal “Donate” button below (which can also be found on our website) or mail your contributions to:

PO Box 120
Southbury, CT 06488

Contributions and gifts to CCDL are not tax-deductible

If you would like to learn more about CCDL or become a member, you may visit the following links:
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