Man of Myth and Legend
January Richmond visit. Want to join us?
The initial maps of the caravan routes and the caravan times are now ready!
The initial Lobby Day map showing the various caravan starting points, starting times, waypoints, and times the caravans will be passing by the waypoints and arriving in Richmond is now available here. That link can also be found on the vcdl.org website's main page.
Exact locations will provided in a future update. For now we are only providing the general locations.
There will be four main-caravans headed to Richmond: Emporia, Fairfax County, Hampton, and Staunton, each led by a "decked-out" bus. There will be nine sub-caravans that will merge with the main-caravans: Bristol, Burgess, Chesapeake, Dahlgren, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Virginia Beach, Wattsville and Winchester.
There are twenty-seven waypoints: Appomattox, Ashland, Callao, Charlottesville, Christiansburg, Crewe, Danville, Disputanta, Eastville, Farmville, Fredericksburg, Heathsville, Mount Crawford, Norfolk, Petersburg, Roanoke, South Boston, Springfield, Stoney Creek, Suffolk, Tappahannock, Wakefield, Warsaw, Waverly, Williamsburg, Windsor, and Wytheville.
Once a caravan has left the starting point, it will not stop at the various waypoints on its way to Richmond. The waypoints will be used as a place where gun owners gather as they wait for a caravan to pass. Those at the waypoints will then merge with the passing caravan on the main highway.
The main caravans will be arriving in Richmond over a staggered four-hour period from 12 noon to 4 pm. The timing is also configured in such a way that no one should have to get up at O'Dark 30. The earliest sub-caravan (Wattsville) and the earliest main-caravan (Fairfax) both start at 8:50 AM. The latest sub-caravan (Winchester) starts at 11:35 AM and the latest main-caravan (Emporia) starts at 12:30 PM.
Do I have to merge with a caravan at one of the specified waypoints?
Absolutely not! If there is a convenient location closer to you where a caravan is going to pass, then wait there. For example, there are plenty of other places to wait for the Staunton caravan on I64.
How will I know where the caravan I want to join is currently located?
VCDL is working on a way where the location of all the caravans can be viewed in realtime on your smartphone, pad, or computer. Watch for more information on this later.
We will also be live streaming status information on the caravans and a host of great guest-speakers that you can listen to while you are driving in the caravan. Details on this will come later.
Will there be a way to communicate with others in my caravan or for caravans to communicate with each other?
Yes. VCDL will explain how that will be done in a later alert.
Can I walk around downtown Richmond armed? Other pertinent laws?
If you wish to visit downtown Richmond, it is legal to carry a firearm for self-defense. If you don't have a CHP, then don't have a magazine in your firearm that will hold MORE than 20 rounds. Long guns should not be loaded while driving in a vehicle with or without CHP. Richmond parks and government buildings are off limits if posted. A person refusing to leave such an area when told to do so, could be charged with either a violation of the local gun-control ordinance or trespass.
Flags, magnets, signs, etc.
VCDL is ordering vehicle flags (GSL and the VCDL logo), as well as GSL and VCDL logo magnets. The more you "deck out" your vehicle, the better! We want those watching the long stream of vehicles go by to know that those vehicles are part of a massive caravan on a mission to protect the right to keep and bear arms. How to get those flags and magnets will be explained in a future alert. You can also make your own signs for your vehicle and/or to carry if you go walking in Richmond. Your signs should stick to the common theme: gun rights.
We need you to be a part of Lobby Day!
This year's Lobby Day is going to be critical in helping protect our gun rights from the anti-gun extremist Democrats currently in control. They will once again try to ban semi-automatic rifles, restrict magazine size, ban suppressors, reduce reciprocity with other states, make CHPs harder to get, prohibit open carry, make CHPs harder to get, and much, much more. To avoid VCDL having another massive Lobby Day, the Governor and his minions have tried to stop Lobby Day altogether through dirty tricks.
We can't, and won't, let them silence us!
But numbers matter and Lobby Day needs to produce another year of eye-popping attendance!
Gun owners are not only coming from across Virginia, but across the country to attend Lobby Day! If everyone carries their own water and doesn't look for excuses to stay home and do nothing, we will have another record-breaking Lobby Day in 2021!
We can change the course of Virginia politics
Remember that the Virginia House, Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General positions are all up for grabs on November 2, 2021!
In January we fight off gun-control and push pro-gun bills for passage. In November we vote to turn this ship around.