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"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.

VCDL Special Session Lobby Day: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Rally at Special Session Lobby Day 2019


Video highlights of the rally

Key Speeches

Vincent Smith, Virginia Beach employee fighting to arm workers with CHP

Erich Pratt, Gun Owners of America

Maj Toure, Black Guns Matter

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Upcoming events

19 Nov 2019 1:30 PM • Franklin County -- Rocky Mount VA
22 Nov 2019 3:00 PM • Chantilly Va
30 Nov 2019 9:00 AM • Hampton Va

Address: PO. Box 513, Newington, VA 22122

Phone: 804-639-0600 • 703-372-3285 • 757-271-3705 • 540-446-5783