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VCDL Lobby Day 2020: Monday, January 20, 2020

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!

Watch VA-ALERT or the Rally Facebook page for more details


Buses will be coming from Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, Hampton, and Southwest VA (Bedford, Lynchburg, Appamatox, Farmville).  We are looking at an additional bus from New Market with stops in Harrisonburg and Staunton.  Details as soon as we have contracts signed and are ready to take reservations.

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.

Speakers (more announcements forthcoming)

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

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

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

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.)

Since November 6, 2019, we now have 84 Second Amendment Sanctuary counties, towns, and cities!

Click Here to See Entire List

  • Alleghany
  • Amherst
  • Appomattox
  • Augusta
  • Bath
  • Bedford
  • Big Stone Gap
  • Bland
  • Bluefield
  • Botetourt
  • Bristol
  • Brunswick
  • Buchanan
  • Buckingham
  • Campbell
  • Caroline
  • Carroll
  • Charlotte
  • Chesapeake
  • Colonial Heights
  • Craig
  • Crewe
  • Culpeper County
  • Cumberland
  • Dickenson
  • Dinwiddie
  • Town of Exmore
  • Floyd
  • Fluvanna County
  • Franklin (City)
  • Frederick
  • Galax
  • Giles
  • Gloucester
  • Goochland
  • Greene
  • Greensville
  • Town of Grottoes
  • Halifax
  • Hanover
  • Henrico
  • Henry
  • James City
  • King and Queen
  • King George
  • King William
  • Lee
  • Louisa
  • Madison
  • Martinsville
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Middlesex
  • Nelson
  • New Kent
  • Northampton
  • Norton
  • Nottoway
  • Orange
  • Page
  • Patrick
  • Pittsylvania
  • Poquoson
  • Powhatan
  • Prince George
  • Rappahannock
  • Roanoke County
  • Rockbridge
  • Rockingham
  • Rocky Mount
  • Rural Retreat
  • Russell
  • Scott
  • Shenandoah
  • Smyth
  • Southampton
  • Spotsylvania
  • Strasburg
  • Surry
  • Sussex
  • Tazewell County
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Westmoreland
  • Wythe

A whole lot more are on the way.

Click Here to See Entire List

  • Accomack
  • Albemarle
  • Amelia
  • Arlington
  • Bath
  • Bowling Green
  • Charles City
  • Chesterfield
  • Clarke
  • Essex
  • Fairfax
  • Fauquier
  • Floyd
  • Franklin
  • Grayson
  • Isle of Wight
  • Lancaster
  • Loudoun - failed
  • Lunenburg
  • Lynchburg - failed, may retry in January
  • Matthews
  • Montgomery
  • Newport News
  • Northumberland
  • Prince Edward
  • Prince William
  • Pulaski
  • Radford City
  • Roanoke CIty - declined
  • Salem
  • Stafford
  • Staunton
  • Suffolk - declined
  • Tazewell town
  • Virginia Beach
  • Winchester
  • Wise
  • 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:


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:

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+

"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 Underway!

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

To see last year's winners and to find out how to compete in the contest, click here.

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"
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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