Guide for Monday, March 11th Public Hearing on Gun Bills

Members and 2nd Amendment supporters are needed participate at the Judiciary Committee Public Hearing on March 11th, 2019 at 10 A.M. in Room 2C at the Legislative Office Building (LOB), 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT. This is a grassroots effort to have our voice heard. It’s important to show lawmakers we are here and staying vigilant about protecting our rights. We anticipate this hearing to last all day and into the night.  Your attendance is needed!

Public Hearing Agenda

SUBJECT MATTER: Firearms

Oppose: S.B. No. 60 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT.

Oppose: H.B. No. 7218 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN THE HOME.

Oppose: H.B. No. 7219 AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS.

Oppose: H.B. No. 7223  AN ACT CONCERNING THE STORAGE OF A PISTOL OR REVOLVER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.

Support: S.B. No. 940 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PERSONS TO CARRY HANDGUNS IN STATE PARKS AND STATE FORESTS.

Support: H.B. No. 5227 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY MUNICIPALITIES.

Support: H.B. No. 5870 AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSFER OF ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES.

There are three main ways to participate in the hearing:

  1. Attend the public hearing, submit written testimony and testify in person.
  2. Submit written testimony without attending the public hearing.
  3. Attend the hearing without testifying, show law makers that we are engaged.
  1. Attend the public hearing, submit written testimony and testify in person

Members are encouraged to give oral and written testimony

  • Where should I park? Free visitor parking is available on the first floor and basement of the Legislative Office Garage located at the Legislative Office Building (LOB), 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT. Parking is limited, carpooling and allowing additional time to park is highly recommended.
  • How is the speaking order determined? Speaking order will be determined by a lottery system. Lottery numbers will be drawn from 8:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB.
  • What if I can’t make it there until after 9:30 A.M. but I still want to speak? Speakers arriving after the completion of the lottery will have their names placed at the end of the speaker list. Reminder: If you’re unable to sign up BEFORE the start of the hearing, speakers may add their names to the bottom of the speaker list ANYTIME during the hearing.
  • Where is Room 2500? The Judiciary Committee offices are located in Room 2500 on the second floor of the LOB. Go up the escalators, take a left and go down the first hallway on your right. CCDL members will be there to guide you.LOB Room 2500 map
  • What if I can’t make it there until the evening or later and still wish to speak? As long as there is an active public hearing the LOB is open. Speakers may add their names to the bottom of the speaker list ANYTIME during the hearing. The speaker list will be on the podium inside the hearing room, just inside the entrance to the room. CCDL members will be there to help direct you.</li?
  • Do I need to print my testimony or bring copies of my testimony? Yes, if possible, please submit 60 copies of your written testimony to the Committee staff no later than 9:00 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB. Testimony received after the 9:00 A.M. may not be distributed until after the hearing. BUT this is not necessary, if you submit your testimony via email well in advance, often legislators prefer to reference your written testimony while you’re speaking.Tip: Print a few extra copies for your Senator and Representative.
  • How do I email or submit my testimony electronically? Email your written testimony in Word or PDF format to JUDtestimony@cga.ct.gov a day or two before the hearing. Also, Email or drop off a copy of your written testimony to your State Senator and State Representative.
  • Should I contact my Senator and Representative while I’m at the LOB? Yes, it is highly recommended that you make a copy of your testimony and drop it off at your Senator and Representatives office during the course of the day. It’s important for them to know their constituents are in the building testifying.Tip: leave your cell number when you drop off your testimony. Ask to meet with them when they are available to talk about why you’re testifying today.
  • Will there be food? Yes, the LOB has a cafeteria open until 2 P.M. or a grab-and-go service until 4 P.M. Vending machines are also located on the first floor.Tip: Pack some snacks.
  • What time will I testify? The first hour of the hearing is reserved for legislators, constitutional officers and other officials. After the first hour the committee will start to call the speakers in the order determined by the lottery. The hearing will go ALL day long and possibly into the late evening or even later. You may have to wait a very long time to testify.Tip: Bring a charger.
  • How long will the hearing last? Public hearings on firearms can last a long time, often past midnight. Please plan for a long day. You may wish sign up and if your number to speak is later you may wish leave and return later.Tip: Leave your information with another CCDL member that is staying and can alert you when they’re calling 15 to 30 speakers ahead of you (depending on how far away you are).
  • What do I do when it’s my turn to speak? When your name is called, go to the speaker’s desk in front. Begin with “Distinguished members of the Judiciary Committee.” State your name and the town you reside in.  State the bill number and title of the bill for which you are testifying on. Clearly state if you support or oppose the bills, then start your testimony. When you finish wait to see in any committee members have a question.
  • How long will I have to speak? You will have 3 minutes to speak. A timer will sound after the 3 minutes. Wrap up your testimony and wait to see if any committee members have any questions. A public hearing is an important step in the legislative process. This is a formal hearing with a decorum. Please be courteous to other speakers, staff and legislators, regardless of their views. Do not applaud or indicate verbal pleasure or displeasure when others are speaking.
  1. Submit written testimony without attending the public hearing

It is very important to submit testimony even if you can’t attend the hearing. Legislators need to hear from us. Don’t think others will protect your rights.

  1. Attend the hearing without testifying, show law makers that we are engaged
  • Where should I park? Free visitor parking is available on the first floor and basement of the Legislative Office Garage located at the  Legislative Office Building (LOB), 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT
  • When should I come? Public hearings on firearms can last a long time, often past midnight. Please plan for a long day. You may wish to come later in the evening or later, this is when attendee that are just observing tend to be needed. It’s nice to have steady flow of members coming in throughout the hearing.
  • Where is Hearing Room 2C? The public hearing will be held in room 2C, on the second floor. Go up the escalators and room 2C will be directly in front of you. There is an entrance to the right or left of the room.Hearing Room 2C map

Easy Steps for preparing your testimony to Judiciary Committee

• Be polite.

• Include your name, town of residence, the bill number and whether you support or oppose it.

• Do not include any private information. This testimony will be kept as public record.

• Testimony can be as little as a few sentences, try not to exceed one page in length.

• Make it personal. Any life experiences that are relevant to your position should be described.

• Save your testimony as a Word or PDF document.

• Begin your written testimony with:

Senator Winfield, Representative Stafstrom, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary:

My name is [your name], I am from [town you reside].  I am testifying today in support of;

S.B. 940 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PERSONS TO CARRY HANDGUNS IN STATE PARKS AND STATE FORESTS.

H.B. 5227 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY MUNICIPALITIES.

H.B. 5870 AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSFER OF ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES.

I’m oppose to;

S.B. No. 60 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT.

H.B. No. 7218 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN THE HOME.

H.B. No. 7219 AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS.

H.B. No. 7223 AN ACT CONCERNING THE STORAGE OF A PISTOL OR REVOLVER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.

[Explain why this is important to you:

-Do you have a personal story to share?

-How will these bills impact your life if passed?

-Why are firearms important to you?]

I urge you to favorably vote; S.B. 940, H.B. 5227, H.B. 5870 out of the Judiciary Committee and oppose; S.B. 60, H.B. 7218, H.B. 7219, H.B. 7223.

Sincerely,

[Your name]

[Town you reside]

More sample testimony is available at ccdl.us/how-to-help/2019-testimony

A Look Back At 2018

It’s the last day of 2018. As we prepare to ring in the new year, we’ve compiled a little list of some of CCDL’s activities during this past last year.

January

Membership Meeting January 9th

CCDL Joined with 20 other law enforcement and gun rights orgs on an amicus brief for Duncan v Becerra

A press statement was made regarding bumpstock proposals

CCDL conducted 2 legislative workshops in January

CCDL Executive Meeting held in New Britain

February

Membership Meeting February 13th

7 gun bills were introduced for the 2018 legislative session

CCDL 9th Anniversary Dinner was held on February 10th

A press statement was made regarding Parkland High School murders

CCDL gearing up 2A support for numerous political campaigns

CCDL conducted 2 Legislative Workshops

CCDL Executive Meeting held in New Britain

March

Membership Meeting CANCELLED

CCDL attended and presented material for a public hearing on March 23rd at the Legislative Office building on March 23rd

CCDL met with key legislators on the Judiciary Committee to address gun legislation

Action Alert was sent out on March 30th for CCDL members to contact the Judiciary Committee

Executive Meeting was held in New Britain

April

Membership Meeting April 10th

CCDL sponsored and hosted a Pro 2A rally at the State Capitol

A press statement was made for the planned rally at the Capitol

Action Alert was sent out regarding 3 gun bills on April 17th

Executive Meeting was held in New Britain

May

Membership Meeting May 8th

Action Alert was sent to CCDL members regarding bumpstock bill

Legislative Session ended May 9th

Executive meeting was held in New Britain

June

Membership Meeting June 12th

CCDL membership statement regarding Governor Malloy’s claims about CCDL

Campaign Workshop Hosted by CCDL June 9th

Campaign Workshop Hosted by CCDL June 23rd

July

Membership Meeting July 10th

A press statement regarding Brett Kavanaugh nomination for SCOTUS

CCDL President participated in White House conference calls regarding Kavanaugh nomination

Executive Meeting was held in New Britain

August

Membership Meeting August 14th CANCELLED

Legislative Shooting event hosted by Niantic Sportsman’s Club, conducted by CCDL August 5th

Campaign Workshop hosted by CCDL August 10th

CCDL Family Picnic August 25th

Campaign Workshop hosted by Melissa Ziobron Supported by CCDL

September

Membership Meeting September 11th

6th Annual CCDL 2nd Amendment Poker Run September 15th

October

Membership Meeting October 9th

CCDL Pop up Volunteer Day hosted by Melissa Ziobron

FOIA filed with City of Bridgeport

November

Membership Meeting November 13th

Food Drive – While CCDL collects food donations year-round, our members were especially generous during the holidays. All donations go to local churches and shelters to help feed those less fortunate than ourselves.

A press statement was made in response to a “safe storage” gun bill proposal

December

Membership Meeting December 11th

CCDL met with key legislators at the Legislative Office Building to discuss several likely bills for the 2019 Legislative session

Aside from these events, CCDL took part in numerous other public appearances and events. These included the CT Hunting and Fishing Show, Super Sunday, and Middletown Motorcycle Mania. Other things were also done in a more discreet manner to achieve a higher likelihood of success in combating gun control schemes.

In retrospect, 2018 has been a tough year for law-abiding gun owners in Connecticut. Specifically, the statewide elections saw some tough losses for endorsed candidates.

Moving into the new year, we strongly encourage CCDL members to help us during the upcoming legislative session. Learn how to help at the next Monthly Meeting on January 8th in Middletown CT.

CCDL wishes to thank all our volunteers and attendees that have continued to help the organization grow even further this past year!

Also, please join us on February 23rd for our 10th Anniversary Dinner

 

We Need YOU To Help 2A Candidates

Old Saybrook ‘Pop-up Volunteer day’

CCDL members in or near the 33rd Senate District, your help is needed. Anti-gun candidates are trying to gain as many seats as possible in the November elections. State Representative Melissa Ziobron is running for the 33rd Senate seat. Melissa Ziobron has a proven history of defending our Second Amendment rights and was CCDL Legislator of the Year in 2017.

Melissa’s opponent has spent $90,000 on television ads attacking Rep. Ziobron and labeling her as anti-woman. Her opponent has also stated he would have voted yes on a bill that seizes firearms, ammunition and permits without due process.

CCDL will be holding two “Pop-up Phone Banks” at Melissa Ziobron’s campaign headquarters located at 105 Elm Street, Old Saybrook. This is in the Old Saybrook Shopping Center (on the same side as Stop and Shop).

Please join other CCDL members on Saturday, October 13, 2018 so that Melissa can remain in Hartford to fight for the rights of legal gun owners.

First Pop-up Phone Bank Session:          1:00PM to 3:00PM

Second Pop-up Phone Bank Session:     3:00PM to 5:00PM

We need as many volunteers from CCDL as possible to join us and participate in one or both of these phone banks.

Trainers and staff will be on hand to provide instruction and a brief training session at the start of each phone bank.
If you’re able to attend please RSVP by October 10th to Ray Bevis at legislative@ccdl.us

Also, please consider emailing Melissa’s campaign for other volunteer opportunities at: contact@melissaziobron.com or visit her website at melissaziobron.com


Southington ‘Pop-up Volunteer day’

Date:                Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time:               10AM-2PM
Location:          Southington Republican Headquarters
25 Center St, Southington, CT 06489

Anti-gun lawmakers are already calling for more gun control for next year. We must make sure candidates that will defend our rights get elected in November. Please attend this CCDL ‘pop-up volunteer day’ to help elect the following CCDL endorsed candidates:

Rob Sampson (CCDL Legislator of the year and NRA Defender of Freedom award recipient) – Candidate for State Senate 16th District
John Fusco – State Representative 81st District
Gale Mastrofrancesco – Candidate for State Representative 80st District
Steve Balishiski  – Candidate for State Representative 30th District

Questions please contact Ray Bevis legislative@CCDL.us
More details at the CCDL meeting this coming Tuesday


Other steps CCDL members can do to help get Pro Second Amendment candidates elected:

Get a lawn sign – Contact a pro 2A campaign and ask for a lawn sign. Once you receive your lawn sign take a picture of yourself with the sign and share it on social media. Show your family and friends what candidate has your support. Find other Pro Second Amendment candidates on the CCDL Blog.

Letters to the editor – Campaigns need supporters in their district to submit letters. Candidates have letters available. If you are willing to submit a letter. Please contact the campaign directly. Or draft your own using the CCDL’s letter writing guide.

Register to vote – Make sure you and all your like-minded/Pro2A family and friends are registered to vote. You can register to vote at your local town hall or online.

Pro 2A candidates need our help now to defeat the gun-grabbers in November.

CCDL Poker Run – September 15th

On Saturday September 15, 2018 CCDL will be hosting our 6th consecutive poker run!

Starting Location: Central Connecticut Arms – 130 Marlborough Street Portland, CT
Ending Location: Doody’s Totoket Inn – 465 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT.

We are planning a HUGE party and we will be rocking with the band Wastin’ Bullets which is one of Connecticut’s best honky tonk/country bands. 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 from 9:30 – 10:30am at Central Connecticut Arms. The cost is $25 per rider or driver and $20 per passenger. The cost includes the after-party. When you register you will be given directions to the various locations.

At each location you will pick a playing card from a deck. You can expect to drive between 50 and 70 miles total, and it will finish at Doody’s Totoket Inn. 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 $20 per person payable at the door. Admission includes food and entertainment. Drinks are extra. The party should be starting around 11am or so. Bring some extra cash, there will be raffles too!

We’ll have special 2018 CCDL Poker Run shirts for sale at both the start and the finish. Quantities are limited, when they are gone, that’s it.

All net proceeds go to fight for our 2nd Amendment rights.

Sponsors include: By Carrier Custom Home Builders, 3B Lawn Care, A Great Start Shooting School, Bikers Against Animal CrueltyBranford Gun ClubC&D Arms SupplyCentral Connecticut Arms, Connecticut Cruise News, Connecticut Firearms and Tactical, Connecticut Sporting Arms, Delta Arsenal, Guilford Sportsmen’s Association,  Haymond LawHoffman Gun Center & Indoor Range,  New Haven Sportsman’s Club, Newington Gun ExchangeSacred Art Tattoo Shop,  TC Facility Services, The Gun StoreThe Powerwash GuysTru Ink GallerySmith and Wesson

 

For more info: please email: merchandise@ccdl.us.

Each year’s ride has been one of the larger poker runs in the state! Let’s make it an even greater success this year!

 

Come join us in support of our Second Amendment Rights!

Hands-On Campaign Workshop

Gun control groups are marching on. They are using anti-gun politicians to infringe on our rights. The only way to stop attacks on the 2nd Amendment is to help Pro2A candidates win in 2018. While most gun owners wish to be left alone, the anti-gun crowd will not cease in their efforts.

CCDL members are invited to participate in this FREE hands-on workshop to gain the necessary knowledge to become active in fighting the anti-gun machine. Following the workshop, you will have the opportunity to put what you’ve just learned to good use. You will be able to assist CCDL’s 2017 Legislator Of The Year, state rep Melissa Ziobron get elected to the senate, where she can be an even stronger voice in Hartford for CCDL members.

Where: Regional Headquarters105 Elm St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-4107
When: Monday, August 27th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm
Agenda:

  • Basics of Campaign Strategies
  • Importance of Your Involvement
  • What Gun Control Groups and sympathizers are doing
  • Examples of Effective Victories from Our Side
  • Q&A

2A candidates need our help!

One of the biggest concerns many legislators have is who will be there to help them win re-election if they vote with us. Too often we hear about how gun-grabbing politicians have people working on their campaigns. If we are going to stop this, like it or not we need to become more political than we have been in the past. While we have a positive track record on some campaigns, we will need more successes.

Please join us in helping the Pro2A movement win in 2018.
Help good candidates win this year.

10th Annual CCDL Family Picnic

On Saturday, August 25th 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. Bring some cash, we’ll have all our CCDL merchandise for sale as well as a fun shirt sold especially for this event. We’ll also be raffling off lots of prizes. (The more raffle items the better, if you would like to donate something to the raffle, that would be great! Please contact Holly Sullivan at events@ccdl.us and let her know what you’d like to donate. It doesn’t have to be gun-related or super expensive, anything fun and legal that you and other people would like to win.) Holly is still in need of a few more volunteers to help set up, clean up and sell raffle prizes.

So come to Boothe Memorial Park and enjoy the day with other CCDL members. Bring blankets, chairs, and your family. Come have a good time, relax, make new friends, and celebrate our right to keep and bear arms. Come and get to know us and your fellow members, and learn more about what CCDL does to protect your rights as a gun owner in the state of Connecticut.

As we said, this a family picnic. There will be water pistols, horseshoes, frisbees, wiffle balls, and all sorts of games for kids young and old. There is no alcohol allowed in the park, but pets on a leash and lawful carry of firearms are permitted. Please use an appropriate holster, and keep it holstered.

When: August 25, 2018 from 11am until 4pm.
Where: Boothe Memorial Park 5774 Main St. Putney Stratford, CT 06614

Note: Please do not park on the grass (unless directed to by the police) or in a handicap spot (unless you have the placard). 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 against park rules to park on the grass, but in the past to police have allowed it in certain spots. Also don’t park along Rt 110/River Rd. It’s dangerous and you can’t actually access the park from there, even though it looks like it on the map.Click for full size

To see the Facebook event page – Click Here

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.

Press Release – Rally For Our Rights

04/10/18
For Immediate Release:

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (the state’s largest grass-roots gun rights group) announces the ‘Rally for Our Rights’ event at the State Capitol in Hartford. The event will take place on April 14th starting at 11:00am and will finish at 1:00pm. The event will include an opening ceremony, guest speakers and a patriotic atmosphere.

CCDL President Scott Wilson:
“We have seen the recent push to raise the age limit for owning firearms, and even more boldly, hearing them calling for a repeal of the 2nd Amendment. We have witnessed the aftermath of what continually occurs in gun free zones. The only solution being offered by most policy makers is to eradicate constitutionally protected rights our nation was founded on. We have watched as law-abiding individuals have become vilified simply because they wish to have the means for self-protection. This is why we are rallying. Those who support our rights will not simply sit back and let those very rights be trampled on.”

“CCDL asks that all who believe in the right to keep and bear arms to Rally for our Rights on April 14th in Hartford at our family friendly event.”
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About the CCDL: The Connecticut Citizens Defense League was formed in 2009 by a small group of concerned citizens as a non-partisan organization to advocate second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut. Since their founding, the group has grown to over 30.000 members across the state.

Thanks to this large supportive base across the state the CCDL has become a fixture of the capitol, and well recognized by committees that see firearms related bills.

As the go-to organization in the state they are consulted regularly by lawmakers who have questions and concerns about pending legislation or existing laws. For more information on the CCDL please visit https://ccdl.us/

Rally Pic

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


Rally Pic

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Rally Location

9th Anniversary Dinner

Come celebrate our anniversary at the 9th Annual CCDL dinner, to be held February 10, 2018 at the Aquaturf Club in Plantsville. Relax, enjoy a meal, 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 buffet style, salad and cheese tables are on the menu as well. This event is 4pm-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 raffle tickets and the bar! All lawful forms of carry are permitted and encouraged, but remember the Aquaturf does serve alcohol. Please carry (and drink) responsibly.

The Aquaturf is located at 556 Mulberry st, Plantsville CT, 06479. Their phone number is 860-621-9335.

2017 CCDL 2nd Amendment Poker Run – September 9th

Save the date for the 5th Annual CCDL 2nd Amendment Poker Run on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Starting Location: Central Connecticut Arms – 130 Marlborough Street Portland, CT
Ending Location: Doody’s Totoket Inn – 465 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT.

Registration is from 9:30am – 10:30am at Central Connecticut Arms. Riders/drivers are $20, Passengers are $15, or you can just join us at the end location for the party for $15.
There will be food, refreshments, prizes, and live music from the band Wastin’ Bullets.
Motorcycles and cars welcome!

At each location you will pick a playing card from a deck. You can expect to drive between 50 and 70 miles total, and it will finish at Doody’s Totoket Inn.
Prizes will be awarded at the end for the top five poker hands and the worst poker hand.

If you just want to attend the party and not participate in the poker run, admission will be $15 per person payable at Doody’s Totoket Inn starting at noon. Admission includes food and entertainment. Drinks are extra.

We’ll have special 2017 CCDL Poker Run shirts for sale at both the start and the finish. Quantities are limited, when they are gone, that’s it.

All net proceeds go to fight for our 2nd Amendment rights.
Tell your friends!

This year you can register in advance on the website.
Sign up at: https://ccdl.us/shop/poker-run-preregistration

Sponsors include: By Carrier Custom Home Builders, 1 Stop Tactical, 3B Lawn Care, A Great Start Shooting School, Absolute Countertops, Blue Trail Range, Branford Gun Club, Central Connecticut Arms, Chris' Indoor Range, Connecticut Cruise News, Connecticut Firearms and Tactical, Connecticut Sporting Arms, Delta Arsenal, Guilford Sportsmen's Association, Hoffman Gun Center & Indoor Range, Hotsy-Clean, Law Dogs MC Connecticut, Mallico Construction, New Haven Sportsman's Club, Newington Gun Exchange, North Atlantic Sportsman, Proactive Self Defense, Sportsmen’s Outpost, Tactical Arms & Indoor Range, TC Facility Services, The Gun Store, The Miller Law Group, and The Powerwash Guys.

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 want to print or view the route directions ahead of time they are here (pdf)