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First Annual VCDL/LEO Benefit Match on 9/26/20 in Charlottesville area!

VCDL and FOUR strong 2A sheriffs departments (Culpeper, Grayson, Powhatan, and York counties) are going to have a fun shooting-competition on Saturday, September 26 at the Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club!  


Click here for more details!


Donations to sponsor a team are going to the American Cancer Society!


ACTION ITEM: Major Campaign to Prevent Any Local Gun-Control

As of July 1, cities, counties, and towns can strip you of your rights by passing gun control that forbids you from carrying in local government buildings, parks, recreation and community centers, and at permitted events and adjacent streets!


If we let localities do this, we will have a massive spiderweb of gun control across the Commonwealth.  That spiderweb is exactly what the gun-grabbers want.  It makes carrying a gun such a headache because you have to know the gun laws of over 193 localities instead of just knowing state law. And it reduces where you can carry.  Gun-controllers want to keep expanding that prohibited location list until gun owners will just leave their guns at home out of pure frustration.

It has already happened in the cities of Alexandria and Richmond, emboldening other localities to do the same!  The ONLY way to stop it from spreading to YOUR community is to contact your local government officials via email and, optionally, telephone (a link to the suggested email is below).  You need to spread this message to everyone in Virginia that you know.  That includes friends, family, neighbors, and everyone at your local gun stores, gun ranges, hunt club, civic group, church, etc.

We need an overwhelming response from gun owners, similar to what we saw last year with the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement!

The email calls for your local government to pass a model resolution that VCDL has tailored to each locality. The resolution creates a commitment by the local government to refuse to pass any gun control, even though a new law gives them the power to do so.

We cannot emphasize enough how important it is we get localities to pass the resolution.  With any luck the vast majority of the state will not create any local gun-control, but only if you do your part.  It doesn't matter if your locality is a strong Second Amendment Sanctuary, where it should be fairly easy to get the resolution passed, or if your locality is part of Russia for all practical purposes.  We need to do this statewide.  And don't let Alexandria or Richmond off the hook, either!


ACTION ITEM

Click on this link to go to the VCDL webpage with instructions, a sample email, and the links to the custom resolution for all the various localities:

https://vcdl.org/2AResolutions/

If you can, follow up with your local government representative with a phone call.

Let's roll!  We must beat back all local gun-control efforts, not allowing any more of them to take root!



NEW:  List of localities that have passed the "No local gun-control" resolution


Since July 13, 2020, we now have 37 counties, towns, and cities that have either passed a "No local gun-control" resolution or have covered that issue with their Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution from earlier this year!
  • Amelia
  • Amherst (county)
  • Appomattox (county)
  • Bedford (county), covered by Sanctuary resolution
  • Botetourt, covered by Sanctuary resolution
  • Burkeville
  • Charlotte
  • Chesapeake
  • Colonial Heights, covered by Sanctuary resolution
  • Crewe
  • Culpeper (county)
  • Fauquier, covered by Sanctuary resolution
  • Franklin (county)
  • Frederick
  • Front Royal
  • Gloucester
  • Goshen
  • Grayson
  • Greene
  • Halifax
  • King William
  • Madison
  • Northumberland
  • Page, covered by Sanctuary resolution
  • Patrick
  • Pittsylvania
  • Powhatan
  • Pulaski (county), covered by Sanctuary resolution
  • Rappahannock
  • Rocky Mount
  • Rural Retreat
  • Scott
  • Smyth
  • Southampton, covered by Sanctuary resolution
  • Spotsylvania
  • Stafford
  • Wythe

2020 Legislative Session


The 2020 Legislative Session started January 8, 2020 and is now over.  VCDL is readying to fight back against the gun-control that was signed into law in April.  


To see the final status of the Session bills, use VCDL's 2020 Legislative Tracking Tool.


To download VCDL's 2020 Gun Bill Analysis document (PDF), click here.


The legislative voting record for 2020 is here.

New VCDL Second Amendment Ads


Sheriff's that appear in the video are:


Giles County Sheriff Morgan Millirons 

Rockbridge County Sheriff Steve Funkhouser 

Amherst County Sheriff E.W. Viar 

Montgomery County Sheriff Hank Partin 

Page County Sheriff Chad Cubbage & one of his Deputies 

Floyd County Sheriff Brian Craig 

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins 

Carroll County Sheriff Kevin Kemp 

Bland County Sheriff Jason Ramsey 

Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan 



The Racist Roots of Gun Control in America


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VCDL Lobby Day 2020: Monday, January 20, 2020



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VCDL held the most important Lobby Day Rally that we have ever had on Monday January 20th, 2020!


THANK YOU to the estimated 30-70K people who attended!


For more details:

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Second Amendment Sanctuaries - Fighting Back Against Tyranny!

A Second Amendment Sanctuary is any locality that says it will not enforce any unconstitutional (federal or state) gun laws!  Many sheriffs are going to take the County's lead on this and county police could be told not to enforce such laws either.  (Law enforcement officers do not have to, and shouldn't, enforce any unconstitutional laws.)


NOTE:  Just because a locality is a sanctuary doesn't mean you can't be arrested.  We must stop the gun-control bills from ever becoming law.  This fight will take at least two years, so stay engaged!  Attend Lobby Day to help convince the General Assembly to defeat all gun-control bills.

Since November 6, 2019, we now have 147 Second Amendment Sanctuary counties, towns, and cities!

Click Here to See Entire List

  • Accomack
  • Alleghany
  • Altavista
  • Amelia
  • Amherst (county)
  • Amherst (town)
  • Appalachia
  • Appomattox
  • Augusta
  • Bath
  • Bedford (county)
  • Bedford (town)
  • Berryville
  • Big Stone Gap
  • Blackstone
  • Bland
  • Bluefield
  • Botetourt
  • Bowling Green
  • Bristol
  • Brunswick
  • Buchanan
  • Buckingham
  • Buena Vista
  • Burkeville
  • Campbell
  • Caroline
  • Carroll
  • Cedar Bluff
  • Charles City
  • Charlotte
  • Chase City
  • Chesapeake
  • Chesterfield
  • Chilhowie
  • Chincoteague
  • Claremont
  • Clarke
  • Clifton Forge
  • Colonial Heights
  • Covington
  • Craig
  • Crewe
  • Culpeper County
  • Culpeper Town
  • Cumberland
  • Dickenson
  • Dinwiddie
  • Elkton
  • Essex
  • Town of Exmore
  • Fauquier
  • Floyd
  • Fluvanna County
  • Franklin (City)
  • Franklin (County)
  • Frederick
  • Front Royal
  • Galax
  • Giles
  • Gloucester
  • Goochland
  • Goshen
  • Grayson
  • Greene
  • Greensville
  • Town of Grottoes
  • Halifax
  • Hanover
  • Henrico
  • Henry
  • Highland
  • Hopewell
  • Isle of Wight
  • James City
  • King and Queen
  • King George
  • King William
  • Lancaster
  • Lee
  • Louisa
  • Lovettsville
  • Lunenburg
  • Madison
  • Martinsville
  • Mathews
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Middlesex
  • Mineral
  • Montgomery
  • Mount Jackson
  • Nelson
  • New Kent
  • New Market
  • Northampton
  • Northumberland
  • Norton
  • Nottoway
  • Orange
  • Page
  • Parksley
  • Patrick
  • Pittsylvania
  • Poquoson
  • Portsmouth
  • Powhatan
  • Prince Edward
  • Prince George
  • Prince William
  • Pulaski
  • Pulaski (town)
  • Rappahannock
  • Richmond County
  • Roanoke County
  • Rockbridge
  • Rockingham
  • Rocky Mount
  • Rural Retreat
  • Russell
  • Salem
  • Saltville
  • Scott
  • Scottsville
  • Shenandoah
  • Smyth
  • Southampton
  • Spotsylvania
  • Stafford
  • Stanley
  • Strasburg
  • Suffolk
  • Surry
  • Sussex
  • Tappahannock
  • Tazewell County
  • Vinton
  • Virginia Beach
  • Warren
  • Warsaw
  • Washington
  • Waynesboro
  • Westmoreland
  • White Stone
  • Wise County
  • Wise Town
  • Wythe
  • York

Don't see your county?  Send an email with each Board of Supervisors' name, email address, and phone number in the body of the message (ie, no screen shots or attachments please) to:  president@vcdl.org




You can also contact your Supervisor and send them this link to VCDL's model Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution:

https://www.vcdl.org/resources/Resources/Model_Resolution.docx 



Massive turnouts for Board of Supervisors meetings!


Amelia County - standing room only, with crowd overllow through the hall and down to the front of the building.  Estimated 600 people.




Shenandoah County - estimated 1,000 gun owners at the meeting, which overflowed into the parking lot!




Louisa County - estimated 600 to 800:



August County - estimated 2,000 people.  Massive overflow outside, too:



Virginia Beach - estimated 1,500 people.  Overflow outside:



Floyd County - estimated over 1,000



Prince George - estimated 600 to 800



Colonial Heights



Spotsylvania County - estimated well over 1,000




Prince William County - estimated well over 1,000



Smyth County - over 1,000



Caroline County - over 600



Bedford County - 1,500+



Chesapeake - over 1,000



Rockingham County - 2,000+



Russell County - over 1,000 in attendance



Fauquier County - 2,000+ in attendance



Lancaster County



Chesterfield County - 1,500




VCDL's Fight Song

Many thanks to Kenneth Hall for recording VCDL's fight song!

Deadly Gun-Free Killing Zones

Since 1950, 98% of public mass-shootings have occurred in so called "gun-free zones," which clearly were gun free in name only.  To learn more about why mass murderers love gun-free zones, click here.

Win a Gun - VCDL's 2019 Membership Contest is now over!

The top five people who recruit new VCDL members this year will receive a firearm!  The next five people will receive ammunition!


Due to the current Second Amendment Sanctuary effort and the pending extremely contentious General Assembly session, the winners and the awards will be announced after the General Assembly session is over.


People Are Talking About VCDL

“... to be honest … [VCDL has] been really successful in preventing our legislators from passing any meaningful [gun-control] legislation on this issue [universal background checks].”

Stephanie Soechtig, Director "Under the Gun"
Newsbusters.com
June 2, 2016


"The VCDL...regards being armed as 'a fundamental human right,' favors concealed carry on K-12 school property, and maintains a Gun Dealer Legal Defense Fund."

Nashville Scene commentator Bruce Barry
April 29, 2016 


“VCDL, which prides itself on being more radical than the National Rifle Association (NRA) with stickers that say 'guns save lives,' supports allowing guns on school grounds, on college campuses, in libraries and government facilities and in bars. They oppose closing the gun show loophole and universal background checks.”

State Senator Mark Herring (currently the Virginia Attorney General) August 2, 2013


“... the Virginia Citizens Defense League, the commonwealth’s dominant gun lobby.”

Roanoke Times Metro Columnist Dan Casey - Jan 6, 2013


“The law was a victory for the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun-rights organization that makes the NRA look moderate.”

Eleanor Clift – Politics Daily – July 5, 2010


“[VCDL] campaigns for the right of gun owners to tote firepower in all kinds of places … including outdoor festivals and college campuses.”

The Daily Press – Oct 20, 2007


“Virginia Citizens Defense League . . . is on a mission to root out every nugget of gun control it can detect in Virginia. It has been behind campaigns to make sure concealed weapons are allowed in local government buildings, even civic centers, and fought to open up state and local parks to concealed weapons.”

The Daily Press – Nov 27, 2006


“They’re pretty effective, I have to give them credit.”

Jim Sollo, Chairman of Virginians Against Handgun Violence

Virginian Pilot – Nov 11, 2002



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