National Links ….

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

From the BATFE website: “The mission of ATF is to protect communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.”

BATFE Firearms Questions & Answers

Frequently asked questions regarding federal firearms legislation and BATFE rulings.

National Rifle Association

The NRA describes itself as “the premier firearms education organization in the world” and as “a major political force and as America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights.”

NRA Institute for Legislative Action

From the NRA-ILA website: “The Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the lobbying arm of the NRA. Established in 1975, ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

The Appleseed Project of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association

From the Appleseed Project webpage: “We promote civic responsibility through the teaching of colonial history and the American tradition of rifle marksmanship.”

National Association for Gun Rights

NAGR describes itself: “With its rapidly expanding membership of 4.5 million grassroots activists, National Association for Gun Rights has led the charge to halt the radical anti-gun agenda across the nation.”

Second Amendment Foundation

From the SAF website: “For nearly 50 years the Second Amendment Foundation has been fighting to defend, restore, and expand your Second Amendment rights.”

Civilian Marksmanship Program

The CMP defines its mission as to: “promote marksmanship through firearms training, safety, competitions and youth programs.”

Local Links ….

Connecticut Special Licensing and Firearms Unit

SLFU is a unit within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of the State Police – HQ. They oversee and investigate firearms sales, purchases, transfers, and related licensing.

Connecticut Citizens Defense League

From the CCDL website: “The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action. 

Connecticut State Rifle and Revolver Association

From the CSRRA website: “The Connecticut State Rifle & Revolver Association, Inc. (CSRRA) was formed in 1927 with the purposes of promoting education and training for all CT citizens in the safe handling of firearms and to encourage the lawful ownership of firearms for sport and recreation.”