Lucky Gunner – Final Results

For the last few months we’ve been asking you to vote for CCDL in a poll. If you somehow missed that, go back and read these posts first.

Well, the voting is over, and the results are in. CCDL came in 3rd, with 7.5% of the vote. That’s awesome, considering there were about 80 organizations up for consideration. That list included national giants like the National Rifle Association (NRA), Gun Owners of America (GOA), and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF). As a matter of fact, we got the most votes of any state-level organization, and beat out several national ones.

Hopefully Lucky Gunner Ammo will be able to collect the funds owed them; we’re sure the antis will try any way possible to get out of it.
When and if we get a check, it will go right into our Litigation Fund, which being used in the fight to overturn our state’s unconstitutional gun bans. Even though the voting is over, you can still donate to the fund yourself. While we’re off to a great start (thank you!), we project we’ll still need at least another million dollars to take our fight to the Supreme Court. Donate Here.


Full results can be found here

Last Day To Vote For CCDL

Back in June, we told you about a very simple way to raise money for CCDL’s Litigation Fund. Lucky Gunner Ammunition won a lawsuit brought against them by the Brady Campaign and other antigunners. The antis have to pay Lucky Gunner’s legal fees, which Lucky Gunner has decided to donate to various run rights organizations, such as CCDL. They are having a poll to determine how to allocate the funds; the more votes an organization gets, the greater amount of money the organization will receive. As of yesterday CCDL was in 3rd place with 8,148 votes. Voting ends at 9pm tonight! Surely a group like CCDL with over 18,000 members and almost 25,000 followers on Facebook can get more than 8,148 votes!
Voting takes seconds. You don’t have to sign up for anything, or give them any personal info. just click this link and vote for Connecticut Citizens Defense League. It’s that simple, and your vote could mean hundreds of extra dollars for CCDL that will be used in our fight to overturn Connecticut’s unconstitutional gun laws.
Be sure to vote before 9pm tonight!

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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2nd annual CCDL 2nd Amendment Poker Run

On Saturday September 27, 2014 CCDL will again be hosting a poker run to raise money for our Litigation Fund.
Once again the run will start at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post, but this year it will end at the Cadillac Ranch, 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 hasn’t been finalized yet, but you can expect to drive about 50-75 miles total, and we will up at the Cadillac Ranch located at 45 Jude Ln, Southington.
Prizes will be awarded at the end for the top five poker hands, with the 1st prize being a $500 Cabela’s Gift Certificate!

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.

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: the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Connecticut Cruise News, Bachand & Bachand Law, Yankee Harley Davidson, Haymond Law, Doc’s Motorcycles, Cadillac Ranch and Woodbridge Firearms.
For 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!

Ambassador John Bolton – Video

Ambassador John Bolton was the keynote speaker at our fundraising dinner last Sunday at The Patterson Club in Fairfield. The dinner was a great success, raising more money for our litigation fund than any other event we’ve held so far. Thank you to everyone who donated time, money, or items to this event. Ambassador Bolton even generously donated his customary speaking fee to our cause.

We know many members who could not attend want to hear what Ambassador Bolton had to say, so we have video of his speech.

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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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)

Another Home Defense Class to Benefit CCDL Litigation Fund

An evening program at Mystic Rod and Gun Club
44 Gun Club Rd, Stonington, CT 06378
phone (860) 536-6324

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

$20 Admission to benefit the CCDL Litigation Fund

The Program
• Led by instructors certified in personal protection training and two attorneys
• Topics include:
—Awareness; Avoidance
—“Harden” your home
—Preparing yourself and family
—Emergency equipment
—Scenario discussions
—Legal aspects, including new legislation
• DVD, equipment exhibit, interactive discussion

Sign-Up Contact
Warren Speh sptsmnwgs@juno.com

Questions? Contact
JefSchwartz DeltaConcepts@att.net
Jack Caldwell JWCaldwell1@juno.com

Gun For Sale – Fundraiser

Scott Hoffman of Hoffman’s Gun Center in Newington, now has for sale a truly one of a kind gun. He has pledged to donate the proceeds from the sale to help fight Connecticut’s unconstitutional gun laws.

The gun is the first ever Model 629 to be produced by Smith & Wesson. It was originally donated to help raise money for the 1980 Olympic Shooters. This gun sold in a closed auction in 1979 for $80,000. It is now being offered for $100,000, with the proceeds to help fight the unconstitutional gun laws in Connecticut, the birthplace of the firearms industry.

Check out the listing on Gunbroker for more info on the history of this gun, and lots more photos of this work of art. And if you happen to have an extra $100,000 for a good cause………….

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Pig Roast Fundraiser – 10/6/2013

Bruno Ceniccola of Ceniccola’s Italian Deli & Pizzeria is hosting another pig roast on Sunday, October 6th, 2013.
All you eat and drink, live band, fun for the family and all for only $20 (kids under 12 are free). All the profits go the CCDL Litigation Fund.
If you went to his last pig roast, you know how much fun it was, and chances are good this time it won’t be 125F in the shade like it was last time. 😛

When: Sunday, October 6, 2013
from 12:00pm until 4:00pm
Where: Ceniccola’s Italian Deli & Pizzeria
36 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, Connecticut 06413

For those who use Facebook, there is also an event page set up HERE where you can RSVP.