Connecticut Citizens Defense League

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The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) formed in February, 2009 in response to a perceived lack of focus from existing gun rights groups in defense of the right to open carry and to fight against local pistol permit requirements that exceed the state requirements.[1][2] CCDL is playing a key role in the lawsuit challenging the gun legislation passed in the aftermath of the 2012 murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.[3] It has a very pro-active approach to growing its membership and recruits at nearly all gun dealerships and shooting ranges in the state. As of June, 2016 it had 23,135 members.[4]

CCDL President and co-founder Scott Wilson was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Connecticut Libertarian Party annual convention.[5]

Endorsed Libertarians

2018[6]
Daniel Reale, US House District 2
Roger Misbach, General Assembly District 83


2016[7]
Daniel Reale, US House District 2
Richard Lion, General Assembly District 9


2014[8]
Daniel Reale, US House District 2
Richard Lion, General Assembly District 9


2012[9]
Daniel Reale, US House, District 2

References

  1. http://youtu.be/F-bAwpN4Gos?t=55s
  2. http://ccdl.us/resources/permit-issues
  3. http://ccdl.us/blog/category/litigation/
  4. http://ccdl.us/aboutus/meetings/356-meeting-minutes-june-2016
  5. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5wsVsNCEygrA44ZCm-O0axgj1MQWI3mv
  6. http://ccdl.us/aboutmenu/media-2/450-2018-general-election-endorsements
  7. http://ccdl.us/component/content/article/62-pressrelease/359-endorsements
  8. http://ccdl.us/blog/2014/11/04/how-we-did-2014/
  9. http://ccdl.us/blog/2012/11/07/how-we-did/