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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.


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



New VCDL Second Amendment Ad With Sheriffs


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 


VCDL Lobby Day 2020: Monday, January 20, 2020



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WRAP UP link


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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Past information:

PRE-LOBBY DAY DINNER:  VCDL Thanks Hibachi Supreme Buffet, 8087 West Broad St., for once again hosting a restaurant full of liberty-minded friends.



Satellite Parking


 If you want to help offset the cost of the shuttles from the satellite parking at The Diamond,  you can donate by clicking the "Contribute" link at the top of the page.



Buses


1.  VCDL BUS CHARTERS TO LOBBY DAY


VCDL  chartered 39 buses from 16 starting points throughout the state.  We transported over 2000 people to Richmond.


donation of $35/person just covers costs for the buses. If you want to donate more, please do.   If you prefer to make a donation via PayPal (see vcdl.org/donate/pp) you may do so.


To donate 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 ran from


 - ACCOMACK COUNTY
 

 - ASHLAND (2 buses)
 
 - FAIRFAX (5 buses) 

 

 - FREDERICKSBURG

    

 - HAMPTON (2 buses)
  

- LEESBURG (2 buses)

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- MANASSAS(2 buses) 

    

 - NORFOLK

    

 - ROANOKE - 3 buses


- ROCKY MOUNT


 - SHENANDOAH VALLEY with pickups in New Market, Woodstock, and Harrisonburg  (3 buses)
   

- SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA -- South Hill - Chester


- SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA 
Claypool Hill 


- SUFFOLK 


- WILLIAMSBURG 


 - VIRGINIA BEACH (5 buses) 

 


2.  OTHER BUSES CAME FROM 


ABINGDON: private group


ARLINGTON - NOVA Armory 

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE:  The Rivanna Rifle & Pistol Club 

 

CHRISTIANSBURG 


CULPEPER/WARRENTON Hosted by Rivenoak Armoury LLC 

Danville-Pittsylvania County Hosted by Pittsylvania County Republican Committee. 

    

DRAPER (Pulaski County):  New River Sports 


DUBLIN 


ELKTON:  Blue Ridge Outdoors in Elkton


LYNCHBURG: SafeSide Tactical has a bus that starts in Roanoke


MANASSAS Fairfax County Rod and Gun Club


PATRICK COUNTY:  The Patrick County Republican Committee 


PURCELLVILLE:  


RAPAHANNOCK:  Rapahannock Pistol and Rifle Club  


RICHMOND AIRPORT
 The United in Strength for America 


ROANOKE:  SafeSide Tactical

RUCKERSVILLE:


SHENANDOAH  COUNTY:  Shenandoah County GOP 


SOUTHAMPTON


SMITHFIELD:  “The Constitutional County of Isle of Wight” 


SPRINGFIELD:  Fairfax County Republican Committee


STAUNTON Private individual


SW VIRGINIA Bedford Lynchburg Appomattox  Farmville 


WARREN COUNTY:  Virginia Natives, 


WARSAW -


WEYERS CAVE 


WINCHESTER  CK3 Guns



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 141 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
  • Burkeville
  • Campbell
  • Caroline
  • Carroll
  • Cedar Bluff
  • Charles City
  • Charlotte
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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