Man of Myth and Legend
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11. Article on background checks, VCDL quoted
No mention in the article that 18-20 year olds are exempt from having to do a background check for handguns, thanks to a VCDL/GOA lawsuit last year.
12. Poem about those who are not involved, but want to redo our whole organization anyway
Bruce Jackson has a history of writing poetry. Out of frustration with those gun owners who are not actively involved in the fight to protect our gun rights, but somehow think they are qualified to demand that VCDL do as they say, Bruce wrote this:
No, But Thank You
You do not know me, because involved I am not,
but do as I say because now, I am hot!
I never have voted or made myself heard,
but you must go to war,
because of my word.
My feelings are hurt and I just might cry,
If you don't go to war and remember to die!
You must act on my word or it will be a reproach.
because I've seen you in action and I know I must coach.
My skills are the greatest and I am the best.
I'll invoke my opinion,
and let you do the rest.
Don't worry my Brother I will be there this time,
to keep you from making mistakes,
and committing high crimes!
On the sidelines I'll stand and I'll call in each play!
So you lead the charge because I know the way!
You must die for my cause because of what I now say!
I think not my friend.
No, not today.
I think you should leave, and be well, on your way.
Do you think I have poor logic?
Do you think me insane?
I shall not listen to one,
with no skin in the game!
So go out and work and earn all those stripes,
through the beating and bruising and trials of life.
Don't be the cliché of a General's wife!
Then come back and see us through the political gore.
Standing shoulder to shoulder so we can push more!
Until freedom reigns between all of our shores!
Now to work I must go as I have much to do.
I have to defend us from enemies,
and good friends like you!
13. Reminder to keep control of your firearms
The article refers to this gun-storage law as a "new law", but it is not new, just the penalty has been increased. Fortunately, the eight-year-old child only shot himself in the hand.
Do not count on placing the gun in a high place "out of reach" as being sufficient to keep children from getting their hands on it.
14. Gifting firearms under the Universal Background Check law
Article by John Pierce, VCLD Board member and firearms attorney:
15. How Will Northam Respond To Record Gun Sales In Virginia?
16. Dan Wos reviewing Lobby Day 2020
17. [TX] Reminder about holding criminals at gun-point: pastor killed with own gun
Avoid holding a violent criminal at gun point. If you absolutely must do so, keep your distance! The gun allows you to be many yards away and still be protected. If you are too close, the criminal can get into a wresting match with you over your gun, as a Texas pastor found out the hard way. Also, be prepared for the criminal to NOT follow your orders, even with a gun pointed at him. The police are all too aware of that phenomenon!
18. [GA] Grandmother shoots home invader
The great equalizer protects a 79-year-old grandmother:
19. [IL] Chicago armed robber stopped by CHP holder
Illinois has been "shall issue" for many years now and CHP holders have stopped a variety of violent crimes, including at least one attempted mass shooting. In this case, a criminal tried to rob a store and it was the last thing he did.
20. [FL] Carjacker makes mistake of picking an 80-year-old with a CHP
Armed victims, even in their 80s, are a bad choice for criminals:
21. Lessons learned from business invasion by EIGHT armed individuals
John Correia dissects this video of a heavily-armed invasion of a Houston, Texas business. In such a situation, including terrorists taking over the building you are in, you must act quickly and decisively. Waiting for some better opportunity to present itself will only give the invaders more time to organize and consolidate their attack.
In this case, shooting the first bad guy coming in through the broken glass-door, or the first bad guy coming through the door going into the kitchen, (both "kill zones" due to the situational disadvantage they give the person entering a room) would probably encourage the rest of the bad guys to get out of Dodge fast.