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    Search for the group and join:

    CCDL (Connecticut Citizens Defense League)

    -NAME AND DESCRIPTION PENDING-

    Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself!

    The Connecticut Citizen's Defense League (CCDL) is the pending name for a new organization inspired in part by the successes of the VCDL (Virginia Citizens Defense League) . CCDL is a non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Connecticut citizens and, most importantly, the proposition that the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental Human Right.


    Find the group, and add me as a friend, (I'm the only officer as of yet- titledthe "organizer") Please include your opencarry "handle" or callsign" when you add me as a friend.

    I just wanted to start something....I hope folks here will join and invite their like-mindedConnecticut friends. I hope to appoint other officers and have this add to our effort to reach the masses of freedom-loving CT citizens!

    We have plenty to do to fight the anti-gun/freedom forces in CT.

    MOLON LABE!




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    Um,,, I'm in! Where do we search again?

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    romma wrote:
    Um,,, I'm in! Where do we search again?
    Facebook search: "CCDL (Connecticut Citizens Defense League)"

    cheers, and goodnite!

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    Got it, already signed up...

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    Me too! lots of blue at our end of the table.

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    Signed up this morning. A suggestion for a possible name for our group: Connecticut Firearm Owners. Tells people where, who and what we are about.

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    Perhaps instead of us forming our own group we can join The Coalition of Connecticut Sportmen and become active in it. Just a thought. They seem to be the leading force in lobbying in Hartford.

    http://www.ctsportsmen.com/

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    Well, there is certainly nothing wrong with doing that, but I would like this to work. I do understand thatbecomingcommitted to something of this magnitude takes effort, I would like to see if we can become effective in our own right.

    I also understand that we are going to have growing pains, conflicting ideas, time constraints and all kinds of issues moving forward, but if we support service of our fellow gunowners, than remarkable things can happen Jump.

    I hope you want to hang and see where this goes.

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    JUMPMASTER wrote:
    Perhaps instead of us forming our own group we can join The Coalition of Connecticut Sportmen and become active in it. Just a thought. They seem to be the leading force in lobbying in Hartford.

    http://www.ctsportsmen.com/
    The Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen is the only state sportsmen’s organization singularly dedicated to the protection, promotion and preservation of hunting, fishing, trapping and the scientific wildlife management programs which support them; Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional provisions; Boating; Land use; and other sportsmen associated issues through legislative lobbying, legal defense in the courts, and political action. No other state sportsmen organization has as its sole purpose these activities. The Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen takes pride in its unsurpassed achievement and service to all of the Connecticut sportsmen’s community.


    They look like a great 2nd Ammendment group in CT and I support their cause.

    I, however, do not consider myself primarily a sportsman. I personnally wish to fight for our right to defense. Defense of self, family, and community. This is my primary focus, and I believe that is why the 2nd Ammendment was written. The last line of defense against tyranny as well.

    I am very motivated by the Citizen Defense movements in other states and would like to see something similar here. Perhaps one day, when attitudes shift in CT, we could even see Open Carry in our state....but for this we need to focus.

    That's my take anyways,



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    Copy and Pasted from my entry on the FB Group Wall:

    I was just researching possible logos/icons for the group and discovered that many other states besides VA have Citizens Defense Leagues. PA, AZ, WV, NW (WA,OR, and ID), and even NJ have some version of CDL.

    And, I just googled "CCDL," and our forum thread on opencarry.org was number 4 on the google search results list. Pretty cool stuff.

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    When you consider how many of the great firearms manufacturers were (or are) based in CT or just over the border in Mass it is pretty surprising that this state is so gun phobic.

    The folks that don't like guns don't have to own them, that's their right but piss on anyone that tells me I can't have one because they don't like them.

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    I'm in. It didn't give me a chance to add my 'handle'...just clicked on join and it added me.

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    The Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen is certainly a good group. There is much we could learn from them, however I think they are to broad in scope. We would be much more narrowly defined group. Not all gunowners are sportsmen, and I believe that even though some of us are hunters and/or fishermen, wewould beprimarily concerned about 2nd Amendment Issues.

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    CCDL (Connecticut Citizens Defense League) is a good way to go with the other states already formed it sounds more of a movement personally I don't care if you shoot paper self defence or to put meat in the freezer that your choice what you do with your firearm arm but we need to keep our right to bear arms as the Constitution calls for! With unity their is strength

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    In just a few days our facebook CCDL page has grown to50 members! The group featuregives us the ability to send importantmessages to all members. This could prove to be an excellent way to send critical news and legistlative informationto our members and sympathizers.

    I encourage all you facebookers to "invite" your freedom-loving friends to the group from the CCDL group page. If we ever need to "march on Hartford", this is one way to get the message out.

    Please send/post hereany suggestions: ie.group description, symbol, news, etc.

    Also, I created the group withthe pending name "CCDL (Connecticut Citizens Defense League). I say pending because I picked it without the consent of the group. However, facebook does not allow users to change the name of formed groups....so we're stuck with that name on FB....(unless everyone leaves the group and we start another with amembers approvedname). Personally, I like "CCDL" because"CDLs" are almost already a national movement. ...

    ...VCDL, AZCDL, WVCDL, PENNCDL, NJCDL, NWCDL, ICSDL, TexasCDL, and now.....CCDL!!

    Cheers,





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    I would second that. I have admired VCDL for years.

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    More good news I just shared on facebook,

    On Sunday I taught my first NRA basic pistol course to seven fine CT citizens. Six of them joined the NRA, and several of them joined our facebook group, and some of their friends joined the fb group too.

    Itwas a great start for me and I was veryencouraged by the caliber of the students, I hope my subsequent classes will be as successful.

    Cheers,

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    I have one or two I will be sending your way...

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    uskrusader wrote:
    More good news I just shared on facebook,

    On Sunday I taught my first NRA basic pistol course to seven fine CT citizens. Six of them joined the NRA, and several of them joined our facebook group, and some of their friends joined the fb group too.

    Itwas a great start for me and I was veryencouraged by the caliber of the students, I hope my subsequent classes will be as successful.

    Cheers,
    Good job uskrusader! Wishing you many more successful classes! :celebrate

    I like CCDL.

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    Can I ask how you covered the topic of lawful carry?

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    JUMPMASTER wrote:
    Can I ask how you covered the topic of lawful carry?
    I told them when they get their CT permit, it is a permit to carry.....the permit, and CT Law donot address how to carry....open or concealed.

    I cautioned them about open carry and how things couldspiral out of controlif someone becomes "offended" by the sight of the handgun and reports it to police. I told them punishment usually equals time (years)& moneyreapplying for a revoked permit. I warned them about the possibility of some LE "making up"their own rules.

    I also of course informed them of this movement, our group, and some of our intentions. I informed them of the public hearing that took place today too....and other proposed legistlation. I thinkfourof them joinedour FB group, and a couple of their friends joined too. They were a goodgroup, they all (7) seemed sympathetic to preservingour freedoms.

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    Great job getting the word out.

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    Thanks to Jumpmaster for attending the public hearing yesterday. Congrats to uskrusader on his first class.

    My wife is still looking into options for how to make us a recognized entity, she currently in contact with the Secretary of State's office to get more information. They are being slow to respond.

    I am still working on a logo, on my 3rd version at the moment, will post it once complete and get feedback from the group for changes.

    Some great letters have been posted to send to legislators, for those of us who not the best wordsmiths, Thanks

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    Thanks for the update Protector...

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    Just joined the facebook group today. Sorry, I'm a little slow. I need to argue in GDD less and check here more often. lol

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