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2020 Legislative Session


The 2020 Legislative Session started January 8, 2020 and represents the greatest threat to gun rights Virginians have faced in modern times! 


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


Mark your calendars for Lobby Day, January 20, 2020.  See below for vital details.




VCDL Lobby Day 2020: Monday, January 20, 2020




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


If you care about your gun rights in the slightest then it is vital that you show up at this rally!


For more details:


PRE-LOBBY DAY DINNER:  Sunday, January 19th 6:00 pm!  If you plan to attend, please email Bob Sadtler at bob.sadtler@VCDL.org. To make it easy to tally, please put the number in your party in the subject line.


Pre-Lobby Day dinner
6 pm
Hibachi Sushi & Supreme Buffet
Westland Shopping Center
8087 West Broad St
Richmond, Va. 24294



Satellite Parking


Parking is available at The Diamond with free shuttle bus service running every 15 minutes from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm.  VCDL is providing the buses.  If you want to help offset the cost of this you can donate by clicking the "Contribute" link at the top of the page.



Buses


1.  VCDL BUS CHARTERS TO LOBBY DAY


VCDL is chartering buses to Lobby Day on January 20.  All seats are $35. All depart Richmond at 2 PM.  Sign up through Eventbrite; links are listed below.

A donation of $35/person will *just* cover costs for the buses. If you want to donate more, please do.  If you want to buy seats for others, please do.   If you prefer to make a donation via PayPal (see vcdl.org/donate/pp) you may do so, but you will still need your Eventbrite ticket if you wish to ride the bus.  If you donate via PayPal, please include a note to indicate purpose.

To donate a seat for another rider, use this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/donate-a-seat-on-a-bus-for-lobby-day-jan-20-2020-tickets-85874911171


If you want to pay by check, mail it to VCDL Treasurer, 19390 Beaver Dam Rd, Beaverdam, VA  23015-1350 - but you'll still need your Eventbrite ticket if you wish to ride.

Direct questions, if any, to bus@vcdl.org

Buses will run from


 - ACCOMACK COUNTY
   Four Corners Plaza, Onley Town Center, 25304 Lankford Hwy, Onley
     Will stop very briefly at Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel rest area to pick up passengers.  Contact bus@vcdl.org to inquire.
   Departs Onley 4 AM       Departs CBBT Rest area 5AM    Leaves Richmond 2 PM
Signup:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lobby-day-bus-accomack-county-tickets-87822795345


 - ASHLAND (2 buses)
   Green Top Sporting Goods, 10150 Lakeridge Pkwy, Ashland, VA 23005
   PARK IN THE UPPER PARKING LOT
   Departs Ashland 0615          Leaves Richmond 2 PM
Signup:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/88023896845
   

 - FAIRFAX (5 buses) 
 

    - From Fairfax County Government Center Park & Ride
                12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax
      Departs 5:00 AM          Leaves Richmond at 2 PM
Signup:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/85363417279


 - FREDERICKSBURG
    FIFTH BUS added; tickets being released to waitlist; add your name to waitlist to get next available seats.

    Leaves Route 17 Commuter Lot 
    Departs 6:30 AM            Leaves Richmond at 2 PM 
Signup:  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/85418917281


 - HAMPTON (2 buses)
    - From Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Drive
       Departs 5:30 AM           Leaves Richmond at 2 PM
Signup: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/85392538381


- LEESBURG (2 buses)
 - From old Walmart parking lot at 
950 Edwards Ferry Rd, NE, 
Leesburg VA 
    Departs 5AM  Leaves Richmond at 2PM

 Signup at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lobby-day-bus-leesburg-tickets-87806177641


- MANASSAS -- from Cushing Road Commuter Lot  (2 buses) 

    Departs 5_30 AM      Leaves Richmond at 2PM
  Sign up:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/87158951771



 - NORFOLK

    Leaves from  WalMart   7530 Tidewater Drive
    Departs 5:15 AM       Leaves Richmond at 2 PM

Signup:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/85425462859


 - ROANOKE - 3 buses

- Roanoke Park and Ride  -- Route 1150 (Edgebrook Road) & Route 1128 (Mountain Heights Drive)

    Departs 4:30 AM          Leaves Richmond at 2 PM
Signup:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/85445575015

- ROCKY MOUNT
   
Leaves from Park and Ride at 395 Old Franklin Turnpike, Rocky Mount
    Departs 4 AM                   Leaves Richmond at 2 PM
Signup: 
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lobby-day-bus-rocky-mount-tickets-86752333565


 - SHENANDOAH VALLEY with pickups in New Market, Woodstock, and Harrisonburg  (3 buses)
    Departs Woodstock WalMart Supercenter 461 W. Reservoir Rd at 3:30 AM
    Departs New Market Library 57 E Lee Hwy (subject to change if we find a better spot) at 4:00 AM
    Departs Harrisonburg WalMart 171 Burgess Rd  at 4:30 AM
     Leaves Richmond at 2 PM
Signup:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/85421476937


- SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA -- South Hill - Chester
  South Hill - Dixie Tobacco Warehouse, 1428 Rocky Branch Rd, South Hill
  Chester - Home Depot, 12300 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester
  Leaves South Hill at 5:15 AM   Leaves Chester at 6:25 AM   Leaves Richmond at 2:00 PM
Signup:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/88197722763

- SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA  -
We have a bus leaving from the Walmart in Claypool Hill (street address 13320 Gov G C Peery Hwy, Pounding Mill, VA 24637) at 2AM. 

Signup:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lobby-day-bus-southwestern-virginia-tickets-87511117107

- SUFFOLK - MOVED TO HRRT COMMUTER LOT AT CHESAPEAKE SQUARE MALL
  Currently at Godwin Park and Ride while we seek a better location.  Know of one?  Contact bus@vcdl.org
  Leaves Suffolk at 5:15 AM     Leaves Richmond at 2PM
  Signup:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/88048682981


- WILLIAMSBURG  !!!!!!NEW LOCATION!!!!!!!!
  Leaves from Old Farm Fresh, 115 Norge Rd.

  Departs 6:00 AM                   Leaves Richmond at 2 PM
Signup: 
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/86563958129 



 - VIRGINIA BEACH (4 buses) - Attempting to secure a fourth bus
    Leaves Indian River Road Park & Ride 977 Reon Dr, Virginia Beach
    Departs 5 AM        Leaves Richmond at 2 PM
Signup:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/85429234139


 


2.  OTHER BUSES WE KNOW OF

ABINGDON:

The 4 van strong caravan will be boarding at the Kmart shopping center in Abingdon, the parking lot is massive and has a lot of space since Food City moved and Kmart is closed. The address is 300 Town Center Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210 we will be meeting at 1:00-1:30 AM to give ample time for people to arrive. We MUST leave no later than 2:00 am and aiming for a 1:45 am departure so we will have time for stops, anticipated traffic, pick ups in Chilhowie and Marion, as well as entry/parking in Richmond which will be quite crowded. Get plenty of rest while riding! We are traveling a great distance to get to our Capitol.

For those being picked up at the Tractor Supply in Marion please respond to this email ASAP with your name, phone number, and names and number of your party. This will ensure prompt and precise pick up as well as smooth boarding so we can be on our way.

For those being picked up in Chilhowie off I-81 exit, please do the same as those in Marion! 

Additionally, I wish to thank the volunteer drivers for their help in this event. If you are also interested in volunteering to drive to help others we would surely apppreciate it. If so, please email RDBlevins16@ehc.edu a copy of your drivers license front and back for insurance purposes. It will be a long day for every one of us, the more we can divide the driving the better but we should be OK! 

ARLINGTON - NOVA Armory has a bus with about 15-20 seats left (as of 11 Jan)

Details : 20 Jan leaving at 5am

Where : Quincy Park 1021 N Quincy St,  Arlington, VA  22201 (gravel lot) . Plenty of street parking.

Return to Arlington approx 4-5 PM
Signup:  Can call in a payment 703-566-2814 “I would like to pay for bus transportation”. 

 

 CHARLOTTESVILLE:  The Rivanna Rifle & Pistol Club has organized 2 buses to leave Charlottesville @ 6am to arrive in Richmond by 8am and will leave Richmond @ 2pm to return to Charlottesville.  There are still seats available.  Seat are being sold at a price of $30 per seat to cover expense of buses.  If you know of anyone needing transportation to Richmond from the Charlottesville area, please have them contact Timothy Rogers at trogers307@hotmail.com to reserve a seat.

 

CHRISTIANSBURG: New River Valley Fairgrounds on route 100 in Dublin. Departs at 3:50 am.Picks up at Christiansburg park and ride at 4:15 am.The address there is 2005 Roanoke St. Christiansburg  . Arrive Richmond 8 am.Depart Richmond 2 pm.Arrive back in  Dublin app. 6 pm.Cost is $40/person. Call Al Smith   540-230-6221


CULPEPER/WARRENTON Hosted by Rivenoak Armoury LLC.  Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/444206749612034/ or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vcdl-lobby-day-bus-ride-culpeperwarrenton-area-tickets-85780897975

Danville-Pittsylvania County Hosted by Pittsylvania County Republican Committee. 

    Leaves from  White Oak Worship Center in Blairs
    Departs 5:00 AM       Leaves Richmond at 2 PM

    Cost $35 per seat
    Signup: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/danville-pittsylvania-county-bus-to-richmond-for-second-amendment-lobby-day-tickets-89636245423

    Questions: Email at pittsylvaniagop@gmail.com


DRAPER (Pulaski County)
:  New River Sports is chartering a bus that leaves from their location, 3376 Kirby Rd (Frontage Rd) Draper, VA at 3:30 AM.  Cost is $50/rider.  Contact nrsportsva@gmail.com or 540-980-1133.

DUBLIN:  New River Valley Fairgrounds on route 100 in Dublin. Departs at 3:50 am.  Picks up at Christiansburg park and ride at 4:15 am.The address there is 2005 Roanoke St. Christiansburg  . Arrive Richmond 8 am.Depart Richmond 2 pm.Arrive back in  Dublin app. 6 pm.Cost is $40/person. Call Al Smith   540-230-6221


ELKTON:  Scott Painter with Blue Ridge Outdoors in Elkton, VA has offered to help sponsor a trip arranged by Travis Knight.  There is a signup sheet at his store location, and payments can be made there as well.  $30/person.


LYNCHBURG:
 SafeSide Tactical has a bus that starts in Roanoke.  All riders get a free “shall not be infringed” T-shirt (graphics coming soon) and over $150 in coupons from area retailers. 

Lynchburg Bus - $35 leaves SafeSide Lynchburg @ 5am https://www.safesidetactical.com/rangemanagement/classdetail.cfm?class_id=2297

  Seat sponsor - $35 and we’ll find someone to go who is available. https://www.safesidetactical.com/rangemanagement/classdetail.cfm?class_id=2296


MANASSAS Fairfax County Rod and Gun Club is planning two buses from Manassas.  Bus will be members only; if you're a member, contact them.  VCDL is working on a bus from Manassas; details later the week of 12/23.

PATRICK COUNTY:  The Patrick County Republican Committee has a bus going to Richmond to support VCDL’s Lobby Day from Stuart, Virginia, to Richmond, Virginia, leaving at 3:30 AM and returning around 9:30 PM. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased from Eventbrite at the following link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patrick-co-gop-bus-to-richmond-for-lobby-day-2a-tickets-86869353575?ref=eios

Our Facebook event is located here:https://facebook.com/events/s/stuart-to-richmond-for-vcdl-2a/811208129302717/?ti=icl



PURCELLVILLE:  Free ride to Lobby Day 

Meet:

320 W Main Street, Purcellville, VA (West end of town)   Bus has restroom
Bus leaves at 5:00AM Sharp.  Arrive at 4:30AM to get seated
Arrive Richmond 8:00 AM   Back on bus by 1:30 PM    
Lunch on the way home in Ashland, VA at Cracker Barrel

Email Ladyfromvirginia@icloud.com with Name, Email address, Cell Phone

NEW 1/15    RAPAHANNOCK:  RPRC has a bus with about 30 empty seats leaving Kilmarnock VA at 0530 on 20 Jan.   Contact email: membership@rprclub.com with “Bus Reservation” in the subject line.  They'll confirm by email individually by day’s end.  Contact NLT 5PM on Sat 1/18



RICHMOND AIRPORT
 The United in Strength for America organization has a pre-Lobby Day conference at the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Airport.  Their Eventbrite site is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-wont-back-down-citizens-rightsduties-in-time-of-government-overreach-tickets-87283783145?aff=ebdssbdestsearchTo get the bus only, click on "tickets" then scroll down to the ADD-ON.  Bus tickets are $25.


ROANOKE:  SafeSide Tactical has a bus.  All riders get a free “shall not be infringed” T-shirt (graphics coming soon) and over $150 in coupons from area retailers. -
Roanoke bus - $35 leaves SafeSide Roanoke @ 4:30am  
https://www.safesidetactical.com/rangemanagement/classdetail.cfm?class_id=2295
Seat sponsor - $35 and we’ll find someone to go who is available. 
https://www.safesidetactical.com/rangemanagement/classdetail.cfm?class_id=2296

RUCKERSVILLE:

The bus will leave Walmart in Ruckersville at 6AM sharp! You must pay in advance in order to have a seat. The bus will leave Richmond at 2PM. Please remember NO LONG ARMS ON THIS BUS. Please dress responsibly. 


There are a few ways to sign up!

- You can visit www.Protect2AinVA.eventbrite.com and purchase your ticket by selecting the PAID VIA Eventbrite ticket- this will add a $3.16 fee, (total of $28.16) BUT it secures your reservation and seat- AND you will have your ticket emailed to you.
- Another option is to go to the site and select the PAID VIA Venmo, PayPal, or Cash option. This will put your name on the list- we will get in touch with you to get your payment. Your seat will be secured once we receive payment: $25.00

You can also sign up at BootVil or at Big Iron Outdoors, LLC! They will have a list there and I will add your name to the list so that you are emailed your ticket!


We have a few folks that have asked about donations- there is an option on the Eventbrite site to donate. We would appreciate any donations! All donations will go to the booking of the bus and tipping the driver!


SHENANDOAH  COUNTY:  Shenandoah County GOP has two buses coming.  They leave from Woodstock at 6:30 AM and will not arrive in time for an 0800 start.  See their event here  They plan to be in Richmond by 0900 and their people will be meeting with Delegate Todd Gilbert.  POC is Dianne Wyss, email info@shencogop.org.


SOUTHAMPTON: Bus from Southampton County leaves from Hardee's on Highway 58, Courtland.  Seats are $21/person.  Leaves 6AM sharp; returns to Courtland about 4PM.  Seats are limited and must be paid in full as soon as possible.  If interested in going or have questions, contact Mike Evans at 757-615-8077.  The bus will drop off and pick up directly at the Capitol Steps.


SMITHFIELD:  “The Constitutional County of Isle of Wight” has secured a 55 seat  Nbus leaving the Smithfield Commuter Parking Lot, RT 258 & RT 10 at 6 AM sharp going to Lobby Day and returning to the lot at 4 PM on 1/20/20. Cost is $20 NO REFUNDS

Sign up at:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bus-charter-from-commuter-parking-lot-smithfield-va-to-lobby-day-event-tickets-86377835431?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

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PRINGFIELD:  The Fairfax County Republican Committee has rented a 56-passenger bus to transport interested Republicans to the General Assembly offices in Richmond for Lobby Day.  Bus sign-up is at this link:  https://argentasoftware.com/interfaces/fcrc/frmEventTicketSalesForm.aspx?EventID=1488..
Bus departs Fairfax 6:30 AM (arrive no later than 6:15 AM)  REturn bus departs 2:00 PM              Cost $25
Bus pickup and Return in parking lot at National Right to Work Legal Defense & Education Foundation building, 8001 Braddock Rd, Springfield, 2160



STAUNTON The plan is to leave Staunton (location TBD) at 6:00 a.m., and be back home about 5:00 p.m.
Cost will be $25/seat, and payment to me will be due by January, 10.  Anyone wishing to be on board, can contact me at mike.piper@vcdl.org for more information.  Please put LOBBY DAY BUS in the subject line.  
Depending on the response I get, it may take me a couple days to get back to everyone, so be patient.


SW VIRGINIA Stephanie Miller Moir has charted four buses from Bedford - Tractor Supply 5:00 am; Lynchburg - Sam's Club 5:30 am; Appomattox - Farmers Bank 6:00 am; Farmville - Walmart 6:30.  Sign up for that bus at https://tinyurl.com/s8nc2b2.  Fare is $35 plus an online booking fee per seat.


WARREN COUNTY:   BUSES ARE FULL 

James Scholtz,  President, Virginia Natives,  is working out the final details on the buses from Warren County.  People can send emails to scholtz_1@yahoo.com  - and  include :

Name

Address

Phone number

How many passengers

WARSAW - BUS IS FULL

If you are interested in a bus from Warsaw, to accomodate folks from Northumberland, Lancaster, and Richmond County, please contact Grayson at kingwm@aol.com.  If he has interest, has a quote already.  Cost would be about $28 a head.


WEYERS CAVE - BUS IS FULL


WINCHESTER BUS IS FULL



Car Pools


In addition to buses, VCDL has set up a car pool / shared ride site.  Note: you have to establish a free account with GroupCarPool.com in order to add a car pool or sign up for one.



Lobby Day Speakers:


Stephen Willeford stopped a massacre at a church in Texas

Antonia Okafor trains women college students to be able to protect themselves with a firearm

Dick Heller from the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of DC v. Heller

Jan Morgan, National Founder of 2A Women

Cam Edwards, Bearing Arms and host of the Cam & Co Youtube channel

Jeff Katz, talkshow host on Richmond's powerhouse radio station WRVA

Erich Pratt, Senior Vice-President of Gun Owners of America

Sheriff Scott Jenkins of Culpeper County, willing to deputize thousands if necessary to save their gun rights

Sheriff Danny Diggs of York County, pledging to stand strong against infringements on the right to keep and bear arms

Anthony Myers, gun-rights activist from Suffolk

Senator Amanda Chase

Delegate Nick Freitas

Delegate John McGuire


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 136 Second Amendment Sanctuary counties, towns, and cities!

Click Here to See Entire List

  • Accomack
  • Alleghany
  • Altavista
  • Amelia
  • Amherst
  • Appalachia
  • Appomattox
  • Augusta
  • Bath
  • Bedford (county)
  • Bedford (town)
  • Berryville
  • Big Stone Gap
  • Blackstone
  • Bland
  • Bluefield
  • Botetourt
  • Bowling Green
  • Bristol
  • Brunswick
  • Buchanan
  • Buckingham
  • Buena Vista
  • Campbell
  • Caroline
  • Carroll
  • Cedar Bluff
  • Charles City
  • Charlotte
  • Chesapeake
  • Chesterfield
  • Chilhowie
  • Chincoteague
  • Claremont
  • Clarke
  • Clifton Forge
  • Colonial Heights
  • Covington
  • Craig
  • Crewe
  • Culpeper County
  • Cumberland
  • Dickenson
  • Dinwiddie
  • Elkton
  • Essex
  • Town of Exmore
  • Fauquier
  • Floyd
  • Fluvanna County
  • Franklin (City)
  • Franklin (County)
  • Frederick
  • Galax
  • Giles
  • Gloucester
  • Goochland
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shenandoah
  • Smyth
  • Southampton
  • Spotsylvania
  • Stafford
  • Stanley
  • Strasburg
  • Suffolk
  • Surry
  • Sussex
  • Tappahannock
  • Tazewell County
  • Vinton
  • Virginia Beach
  • Warren
  • Warsaw
  • Washington
  • Westmoreland
  • White Stone
  • Wise
  • Wythe
  • York

A whole lot more are on the way.

Click Here to See Entire List

  • Albemarle
  • Arlington
  • Fairfax
  • Loudoun - failed
  • Lynchburg - failed, may retry in January
  • Newport News
  • Norfolk
  • Radford City
  • Roanoke CIty - declined
  • Staunton
  • Tazewell town
  • Winchester

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




"Red Flag" Laws Are a Serious Threat to Our Liberty - Spread the Word NOW!

To learn about the serious threat that Red Flag laws pose to our gun rights and our other constitutionally protected rights, click here.

Spread the Word on the Dangers of 'Universal Background Checks'

Universal Background Checks are really designed to make private gun-sales illegal and will be the first step towards mandatory gun registration and, later, confiscation.  To learn the truth about UBCs, click here.

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


The 2019 Special Legislative Session


The 2019 Special Legislative Session Lobby Day is on July 9, 2019.  


To track the status of the Special Session bills, use VCDL's 2019 Special Session Legislative Tracking Tool.


Here is the 2019 Special Session Firearm Bill Analysis document.


Mark your calendars for the next regular Lobby Day, January 20, 2020.


To see the gun bills that were introduced this year during the regular session of General Assembly and their status, use VCDL's  2019 Legislative Tracking Tool.



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