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  • 22 Jan 2017 10:29 AM | Philip Van Cleave (Administrator)

    Full video of the Lobby Day Rally can be viewed by clicking here

    Lobbying teams beginning to marshal at 8 AM

    Senator Amanda Chase's welcoming sign at her office

    VCDL team in Senator Chase's office (Senator Chase with back to camera)

    VCDL President, Philip Van Cleave, addressing the rally at 11 AM

    A wider view of the rally

    Signs and flags had to be held due to rules for the Bell Tower area

    Various news agencies filmed the event

    VCDL member, and liberty activist, Martha Moneta addresses the crowd

    Martha introduced Congressman Dave Brat, who is shown speaker here

    Philip Van Cleave with Congressman Brat

    Gubernatorial candidate Cory Stewart and Philip Van Cleave

  • 23 May 2016 11:02 PM | Philip Van Cleave (Administrator)

    Deceptive editing by Katie Couric maliciously and significantly changed the response of VCDL members in her new gun control infomercial, “Under the Gun”.


    The story as reported by VCDL President, Philip Van Cleave on May 23, 2016.


    The blog by VCDL Executive Member Pat Webb who participated in Couric's group interview of nine VCDL members.

    This intentional distortion of the VCDL members' responses brings into question the credibility of any of Couric's past, present, or future work as well as the credibility of Yahoo News for tolerating a news anchor who would perpetrate such an unethical fraud.

    This Couric scandal is amazing -- she is being pounded by everyone -- Washington Post, New York Times, Washington Times, CNN, FOX, and well over 50 or so more media outlets!  NO ONE IS DEFENDING HER.

    Funny pokes at Katie’s “creative” editing, putting the shoe on the other foot:

    A reminder of a similar fraud, this time it was by Dateline in 1993.

    Just a small sampling of the media coverage of this scandal:


    The Washington Free Beacon:

    Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists


    The Blaze:

    An ‘Infomercial for Gun Control’: Pro-Gun Rights Group Accuses Katie Couric of Editing Interview Footage in New Documentary  


    The Washington Post:

    Audiotape: Katie Couric documentary falsely depicts gun supporters as ‘idiots’   

    Hollywood Reporter:

    Katie Couric, 'Under the Gun' Filmmaker React to Editing Controversy

    Steven Crowder:

    RED-HANDED: Katie Couric Caught Editing Video to Push Anti-Gun Lies…


    Katie Couric stands by 'Under the Gun' as director apologizes for misleading edit   

    Washington Times:

    Katie Couric doc accused of deceptively editing interview with pro-gun activists   

    The Daily Wire:

    Katie Couric's Pro-Gun-Control Documentary Unfairly Edits Interview With Gun Rights Activists   

    Truth Revolt:

    Katie Couric's New Anti-Gun Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Group  


    FOX’s Special Report with Brett Baier  

    Rush Limbaugh transcript from 5/26/2016  

    Russia Times (and they know something about editing for propaganda purposes):

    Katie Couric’s documentary slammed for deceptively editing interview with pro-gun activists

    Washington Post / Volokh Conspiracy:

    Erik Wemple on the misleading edit of gun rights supporters in new Katie Couric documentary

    Huffington Post (wow - Couric really has no friends left!):

    Here’s A Pro Tip For Katie Couric Before She Does Another Documentary

    National Public Radio (NPR):

    Manipulative Editing Reflects Poorly On Katie Couric, Gun Documentary


    The Federalist:

    Katie Couric Decried ‘Edited’ Planned Parenthood Footage, Then Doctored A Gun Owner Interview  

  • 01 Mar 2016 11:12 PM | Philip Van Cleave (Administrator)

    VCDL is running radio ads on WRVA in Richmond, Virginia starting January 14th and running through mid-February.

    Electronic billboard ads are also running in Richmond, Roanoke Fredericksburg, and Virginia Beach from January 11th for four weeks.  Here is a sampling of some of the message thatr will be displayed:

    Audio of ads running on WRVA (AM 1140) in Richmond

    Lobby Day Ad.mp3

    Our Gun Rights Are Under Attack.mp3

    McAuliffe and Herring Want to Disarm Us.mp3
  • 29 Dec 2015 4:55 PM | Philip Van Cleave (Administrator)

    Photos taken 5 minutes before start of meeting.  People continue to arrive for a while afterward:

  • 22 Oct 2015 12:03 PM | John Pierce (Administrator)
    Erich Pratt of Gun Owners of American and VCDL President Philip Van Cleave discuss gun rights with group at Liberty University in Lynchburg.  Over 60 people attended the event.

  • 21 Oct 2015 11:39 AM | John Pierce (Administrator)

    News anchors Sabrina Squire and Curt Autry of NBC 12 in Richmond are on the right side.  Taken shortly before the cameras began filming.

    The Panel consisted of:

    * VCDL President, Philip Van Cleave

    * President, Proactive Shooters, James Reynolds

    * Executive Director for Citizens Against Crime, Charles D. Willis

    * Virginia State Director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Lori Haas

    The panel debate can be viewed here: Link to debate

  • 08 Oct 2015 12:09 PM | John Pierce (Administrator)
    Hank Partin, candidate for Montgomery County Sheriff, (left) with VCDL President, Philip Van Cleave, at VCDL picnic in Claytor Lake Park in September, 2015.  The other two candidates were invited, but only Hank took the time to come.

  • 08 Oct 2015 12:06 PM | John Pierce (Administrator)

    VCDL flooded the McLean Citizens Association (MCA) meeting on October 7th.  The association was considering whether to pursue some way to pressure the NOVA Firearms store, which had just moved to a new location near a k-12 school, to move.  

    The MCA created an ad-hoc committee to look into any possible actions.  The committee will report back next month and MCA will decide what to do, if anything.

    VCDL members, vastly outnumbering the antis, showed the strong support that NOVA Firearms has to simply be left alone.  VCDL will be watching this issue carefully.

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