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Watch the video at #4, link below.

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Virginia Citizens Defense League
Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself
VA-ALERT
1. Biden to sign Executive Orders on guns on Thursday, April 8
2. Action Item: Herndon takes step before public input on possible local gun-control
3. Action Item: Virginia Beach heard pro-gun comments at meeting on Tuesday night
4. Video of gangs shooting at each other in Portsmouth
5. Report: Black Americans' Gun Ownership up Nearly 60 Percent

1. Biden to sign Executive Orders on guns on Thursday, April 8

Bloomberg is putting pressure on Biden to do something about gun control for all those donations Bloomberg makes to Democrat candidates.

Biden will use Executive Orders and will also tell Congress to pass some gun-control laws.

Biden is going to try to regulate 80% receivers (pieces of plastic) as if they were actual guns. The acrobatics he is going to go through to do that ought to be interesting.

He also is going to do something with arm braces and red flag laws.

He could also play with the importation of guns/ammo/parts.

Articles on the coming Executive orders:

Biden to take first limited steps on gun control, including on 'ghost guns' and pistol braces

Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss

2. Action Item: Herndon takes step before public input on possible local gun-control

Herndon Town Council met on Tuesday night to discuss a possible gun-control ordinance. Except for Councilman Cesar del Aguila, I was reading Council as being tepid on the idea.

Oh, and they have an excellent Chief of Police. Council asked her about gun control, and Chief Maggie DeBoard told them in no uncertain terms that the proposed gun-control ordinance would do absolutely nothing to make the citizens of Herndon one bit safer and, for some, it would make them less safe. She also pointed out the extremely low crime-rate in Herndon.

Some council members showed concern about banning guns in parks and at permitted events. One council member was concerned about lawsuits and was told about the NRA suit against Fairfax. (Stay tuned, VCDL…)

The Town Attorney didn’t do her homework. She was asked if any of the localities that had passed local gun-control had exempted CHP holders. She said only Loudoun had in parks. She totally missed Newport News, which exempts CHP holders from the entire ordinance. Tsk, tsk, tsk!

In the end, Council decided to have the Town Manager produce a report for their May meeting on the costs to implement increased security if they pass the ordinance. Council is also looking at having at least one, or perhaps two, public hearings if they move forward with some kind of ordinance.

We will continue to keep an eye on this situation. Keep spreading the word to people in Herndon to call Town Council in opposition to any local gun-control.

3. Action Item: Virginia Beach heard pro-gun comments at meeting on Tuesday night

During the public comment period of the Virginia Beach City Council meeting on Tuesday night, four gun-owners spoke against any local gun-control following a gang shootout last week. No gun-controllers spoke in person. It is not known if any spoke virtually.

Many thanks to the VCDL Watch Team for Local Government team leader in Virginia Beach, Vincent Smith for speaking in person at the hearing and keeping an eye on the City.

ACTION ITEM

If you live in Virginia Beach, please contact City Council to thank them for making the City a Second Amendment Sanctuary and protecting the rights of gun owners. It is important that they hear from gun owners, as they are hearing from some gun-controllers, who are trying to get the City to drop its Sanctuary status. There are way, way more of us than gun-grabbers and we need to make sure City Council hears from us!

You can send an email to all City Council members by clicking here.

4. Video of gangs shooting at each other in Portsmouth

Another example of why we should all carry. Lots of bullets flying and no police in sight. This kind of crime permeates the poorer areas in many of America’s cities. Gun control affects the good people who live in these areas, while leaving the criminals unfazed.

Caution: [foul language]

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5. Report: Black Americans' Gun Ownership up Nearly 60 Percent

Perhaps this is the reason that the gun-controllers in the Democrat Party are pushing so hard for more gun control. Democrat fear of blacks and other minorities owning guns was the impetus for gun control in America starting in 1860 and going forward. We need to welcome these new gun owners into the fold:

Report: Black Americans' Gun Ownership up Nearly 60 Percent
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Even if you are not big on them you can learn a fair bit. Even on lobbying if you pay attention.

I deleted the sign up link because its linked to me. Easy to find with half a look if you are interested.

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Nemo --
On Thursday, April 22nd, your NRA Institute for Legislative Action will be hosting on online workshop starting at 7:00pm Eastern to discuss the role of NRA State Associations, how they differ from NRA Affiliated Organizations, and how best we can all work together to defend our gun rights nationwide. During this meeting, you will hear from our NRA Managing Director of Community Engagement as well as leadership from two of our most actively engaged State Associations to share best practices and ways that you can get actively involved at the state level. To RSVP, click on the button below.
We hope you will join us for this dynamic virtual event on Thursday April 22nd, in support of the Second Amendment and to learn more about how you can get involved in this fight.

Yours in Freedom,
Lexy Higgins
NRA-ILA Grassroots Programs & Campaign Field Operations
http://www.nrailafrontlines.com/
 

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Note #7. Guess the one above was being sneaky on me.

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Virginia Citizens Defense League
Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself
VA-ALERT
1. Help needed Sunday: Chesapeake gun show
2. VCDL virtual membership meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, April 15
3. VCDL/Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club (RRRC) Pistol Match on June 12 details
4. Roanoke City Commission to Prevent Gun Violence appears to be focusing on the real issues
5. Watch the Attorney General Candidate Forum that was sponsored by the VCDL-PAC
6. Delegate Marcus Simon’s ignorance of the law on making a homemade gun could have put him in jeopardy of being charged with a felony
7. An example of how gun control can get a peaceful gun owner in trouble
8. Tucker Carlson torches Biden’s pick to head ATF

1. Help needed Sunday: Chesapeake gun show

Desperate need of some volunteers at this Sunday’s gun show in Chesapeake (4/18/21). If you can help, contact the VCDL Chesapeake gun show coordinator, Frank Stainz, at: [email protected].

2. VCDL virtual membership meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, April 15

VCDL will have its monthly virtual membership meeting, tomorrow night, Thursday, April 15, at 8pm.

You can watch the meeting on YouTube, by clicking here: http://youtube.com/c/virginiacitizensdefenseleague

3. VCDL/Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club (RRRC) Pistol Match on June 12 details

The Roanoke Rifle & Revolver Club (RRRC) will again host the VCDL/RRRC Pistol Match on June 12, 2021

Online registration for the shoot will start on May 3 using practiscore.com titled “RRRC June 2021 VCDL Benefit Pistol Match Registration” (Please register early so we have enough food for everyone.)

The cost to enter the match: $25.00.

The match will consist of 7 to 8 stages with a 150-round count. This is an IDPA shoot, with an "OUTLAW Match", which is a class for any non-IDPA class pistols, including a Rimfire Division. There will also be a Division for Pistol Caliber Carbines with barrels over 16 inches (NO "Braced" Pistols allowed). This will be a fun event for all!

On site check registration starts at 9 AM. Shooters briefing at 9:45. Rounds start going down range at 10.

VCDL will supply a FREE "Hot dog lunch" and soft drinks/water.

SPONSORS NEEDED---DONATED PRIZES GREATLY APPRECIATED

More details before the match date.

4. Roanoke City Commission to Prevent Gun Violence appears to be focusing on the real issues

In watching the first meeting of Roanoke’s Commission to Prevent Gun Violence I was glad to see they want to focus on the real causes of guns being misused in crime: broken families, drugs, poor education, etc.

It would be great if they could light up a path for those in jeopardy of becoming criminals to follow to have a more righteous and fulfilling life.

However, as with any government entity that deals with firearms, we should continue to monitor the Commission’s meetings regardless of their stated intentions.

5. Watch the Attorney General Candidate Forum that was sponsored by the VCDL-PAC

On Tuesday night the VCDL-PAC had a candidate forum for the Virginia Attorney General position. The VCDL-PAC, chaired by Cathy McNickle, did a great job in pulling this together with help from Pat Webb and Ed Levine (VCDL social media director). Three candidates took part: Delegate Jason Miyares, Chuck Smith, and Leslie Haley.

The VCDL-PAC will also be doing a candidate forum for Lt. Governor and for Governor at later dates.

To watch (or listen to) the recorded forum on YouTube, click here:

6. Delegate Marcus Simon’s ignorance of the law on making a homemade gun could have put him in jeopardy of being charged with a felony

Anti-self-defense Delegate Marcus Simon, who introduced a bill this year that would have made homemade guns pretty much illegal had the bill passed, decided he would buy an 80% receiver kit at a gun show and show how easy it was for anyone to make a homemade gun.

The problem starts with Simon pointing out in a video on Facebook, “I'm not that handy, believe me. Ask my wife. I can't fix anything around the house.“

Now tie that comment to what he told VTVR television in Richmond, “Del. Simon said it took him and a friend about 45 minutes to turn the unfinished firearm into a fully functioning gun.”

Simon also posted a photo on Twitter showing him using a workbench, with a vice and other tools, working on the 80% frame.

Here’s where things get dicey for Simon. If that nice workbench belongs to his friend and not to Simon, then Simon and his friend have committed a federal felony for manufacturing a firearm without a manufacturer’s permit. Simon MUST use his own tools and not borrow tools from another. In the highly unlikely case that the workbench actually belongs to Simon, someone who is not handy and does not work around the house, and his friend materially helped Simon make that gun in any way, again they could both be charged with a federal felony! Simon MUST do 100% of the actual work on converting that frame from 80% to a completed receiver.

The point of this is not to get Simon in trouble with the ATF (and to be fair, Simon did not admit he used his friend’s workbench or that his friend actually helped him finish that receiver in a material way), but to note that making homemade guns is not the “wild west,” where there are no regulations and anything goes. No, even the freedom to make your own gun has been infringed and a mistake can put you in prison for a very long time.

This is an example of how legislators are quick to write laws to restrict the rights of peaceful gun owners, without the legislators understanding the laws that are already in place. Because Simon didn’t understand federal gun laws, his original bill to ban homemade guns almost made millions of gun owners criminals for owning an un-serialized firearm manufactured before 1968! Federal law has never required guns manufactured before 1968 to be serialized.

Assuming you know a law, when you don’t, can get you put in the hoosegow!

Delegate Simon, if you want to read the ATF ruling that is applicable, click here: https://www.atf.gov/file/11711/download

7. An example of how gun control can get a peaceful gun owner in trouble

We need to get this law either repealed or thrown out in court for unconstitutional vagueness.

Member William B. sent me this email:

A local news item in Arlington shows the danger and absurdity of one of Virginia's current carry restrictions.

Based on the description I believe this incident occurred at First Presbyterian Church at 601 N. Vermont St in Arlington.

As you can see on a map, the church has a large property that is a perfect shortcut for pedestrians. It would be easy for a person to cut across the grass or driveway and not even realize that they were on church property, let alone that they were on a property that has an operating childcare center!

Unclear whether the person who called the police was even aware of the restrictions surrounding childcare centers.

Police Looking for Man Seen with Gun Near Childcare Center

8. Tucker Carlson torches Biden’s pick to head ATF

Or is it the AFT? Biden seems unsure which agency he wants Chipman to head…

 

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Litigation started.

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Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL)

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Virginia Citizens Defense League, et al. v. Winchester, Virginia

Suit filed against city ordinance banning possession of firearms in many public areas.

April 21, 2021


For many years, all of Virginia’s gun laws were enacted by the General Assembly to apply to the entire Commonwealth. That way, Virginians and visitors could live their lives and travel freely without worrying about violating a crazy quilt of city and county restrictions.

All that changed on July 1, 2020, when Virginia empowered localities to ban firearms in certain locations. In response, a handful of left-leaning cities and counties, including the City of Winchester, have imposed such restrictions, which place Virginians at risk of spending up to a year in jail for violation of obscure, vague, and confusing ordinances. In those localities, firearms restrictions are being imposed at or near a wide range of public events where permits were or should have been issued, including parks. It is almost impossible to know where the law bans possession of firearms, but it even applies to a business that is open to the public from having its owner possess a firearm in the store at certain times. The Winchester ordinance contains no exemption for those with valid Concealed Carry Permits, or even for state judges.

Now, Virginia Citizens Defense League, Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners Foundation, U.S. Law Shield of Virginia, Stonewall Arms, and several individuals have filed suit against the City of Winchester and its Chief of Police. This suit asks the Court to enjoin Winchester from violating the constitutional rights of Virginians to “keep and bear” arms so they can defend themselves when living, working, and traveling within the city of Winchester.

The suit alleges that the Winchester ordinance violates no fewer than four provisions of the Virginia Constitutions --- those protecting: (i) the right to keep and bear arms; (ii) the right to be afforded due process of law by being given clear notice of what a criminal law prohibits; (iii) the right to free speech and assembly; and (iv) the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

In addition to violating the Constitution, this ordinance puts residents of and visitors to Winchester into danger. The overwhelming number of mass shootings occur in “gun free zones,” where criminals know they will meet little resistance, and thus this ordinance increases the danger to every person who lives, works in, or visits Winchester.

A similar Fairfax County ordinance was challenged previously, but the challenge to Winchester could be the first to be heard and help determine whether Virginians will continue to be able to enjoy their constitutional rights.

The complaint is available here
 

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Virginia Citizens Defense League
Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself
VA-ALERT
1. Article on Loudoun County’s local gun-control
2. Article on VCDL’s lawsuit against the City of Winchester
3. Help needed: Manassas Gun Show May 15-16
4. Help needed: Salem gun show on June 5-6
5. Prince George approves hunting with rifles greater than .22 caliber
6. “No guns” sign at Sprouts Farmers Market in Herndon
7. U.S. Supreme Court to take up gun case at last, but in a limited way
8. Guns stolen from Virginia store, but no real prosecution
9. Watch out for ammo scams
10. Leaked proposed ATF rule would cause serious problems for firearms industry
11. Washington Post/ABC News poll: Enthusiasm drops for gun-control legislation
12. The real plan for gun control slips out on CNN interview with Australian Prime Minister
13. Who needs a gun on a military base?
14. Most mass murderers are “Dad-deprived males”
15. Member has letter printed in Richmond Free Press newspaper
16. Marijuana and firearms ownership in Virginia
17. “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” article in Salon
18. Asian Americans create gun groups as ownership/hate crimes rise
19. VCDL survey results for Republican Convention updated


1. Article on Loudoun County’s local gun-control

Violators will be approached by staff, if staff is comfortable in doing so, otherwise violators will reported to an administrator. Violators will be advised of the new county policy on guns. If an employee sees un-holstered gun, the violator refuses to comply, or the employee feels threatened, they are to call 911.

Screening stations will be installed at three locations: The Government Center and the Shenandoah Office Building in Leesburg, and the Eastern Loudoun Service Center on Ridgetop Circle.

CHP holders can continue to carry concealed handguns in County parks.

Loudoun Co. implements gun ban at facilities, parks | WTOP


2. Article on VCDL’s lawsuit against the City of Winchester

"Virginia Gun Groups Sue City Of Winchester Over Gun Control Ordinance"

Virginia Gun Groups Sue City Of Winchester Over Gun Control Ordinance - The Lid


3. Help needed: Manassas Gun Show May 15-16

Members needed to help at the Manassass Gun Show May 15-16, 2021

Want to be active in the fight to defend your Right to defend yourself, your family, and your community? Volunteer a few hours working with VCDL at a gun show.

New member volunteers and first-timers are very welcome. There are experienced volunteers on every shift to help you.

The gun show is being held at:

Prince William County Fairgrounds
10624 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20112

Gun shows are casual, fun events. You would be doing important work promoting VCDL and what we do to protect and defend our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Admission is free. Parking is free. Many vendors offer discounts to VCDL volunteers.

We need volunteers for these shifts:

Saturday May 15 AM shift: 9am - 1pm
Saturday May 15 PM shift: 1pm - 5pm
Sunday May 16 AM shift: 9am - 12pm
Sunday May 16 PM shift: 12pm - 3pm

Mark the dates on your calendars and sign up at Manassas Gun Show (May 15th-16th) to join us.

Please Note: Positions will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

All volunteers working at a gun show or event must be current members of VCDL.


4. Help needed: Salem gun show on June 5-6

VCDL members needed to assist at the Salem gun show on June 5 and 6:

Saturday, June 5, 8 AM to 12:30 PM and 12:30 PM to 5 PM

Sunday, June 6, 9 AM to 1 PM and 1 PM to 5 PM

LIMIT OF FIVE VOLUNTEERS per shift.

We will have a table in the lobby and again offer "Join or Renew your VCDL Membership and get into the show for free". We will also have a table inside the show for sales.

RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your slot on the schedule.

PLEASE NOTE:

All Customers and Vendors will be required to wear a face mask or shield at this event. It’s that or the Health Department could cancel the event.


5. Prince George approves hunting with rifles greater than .22 caliber

I received this report from Chad Creech, the VCDL Watch Team for Local Government team lead in Prince George:

Last night's public hearing in PG County went well. Most importantly the proposal passed with 4 yes and 1 abstaining. It will be written into law by the upcoming hunting season that hunting for deer or bear from an elevation of at least 10 feet, shall be permitted with a rifle caliber .23 or larger in Prince George County. A person who is fully disabled will be exempt from being in 10ft elevation.

Before the mic was open for public comments, Tom Guess (Legislative and Policy Director, Department of Wildlife Resources) offered his comments. He had previously offered his explanation of the proposed change to the Board members, and one Board member stated that it helped change his mind in favor of the proposal. Mr. Guess shared statistics from other localities in Virginia which show no increase in death or injuries. He was also available to answer Board members' questions after the public comment period was over.

There were several speakers present in the audience, and emails received from residents on the matter. The vast majority of comments were in favor of the proposal. Those few that were against it had little, if any, actual reasoning to the contrary of why it should pass. Thanks again to everyone who participated to help this pass.


6. “No guns” sign at Sprouts Farmers Market in Herndon

I received a photograph of a “No firearms allowed” sign posted at Sprouts Farmers Market on 494 Eiden St in Herndon.

I guess they aren’t interested in the business of Virginia’s 2.5 million peaceful gun owners. Oh, well.

Sprouts looks to be a national chain. Perhaps you might want to contact them to complain about their insulting policy toward peaceful gun owners: Contact Us | Sprouts Farmers Market


7. U.S. Supreme Court to take up gun case at last, but in a limited way

The U.S. Supreme Court is going to take up a case this fall dealing with New York may-issue concealed handgun permits. It’s about time. It’s been many hears since McDonald vs Chicago was heard. Since then the Court has punted repeatedly on gun cases.

However, there is a fly in the ointment on the new case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen. The Supreme Court has narrowed its consideration as to whether specific New Yorkers were properly denied a permit.

The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to the following question: Whether the State's denial of petitioners' applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment."

Where the court will take us on this ruling is anybody’s guess.

My very cautiously optimistic hope is that it will strike down “may issue” permitting systems as unconstitutional. We’ll see…

SCOTUS To Hear NY Right-to-Carry Case; Stage Set for Gun Law Upheaval


8. Guns stolen from Virginia store, but no real prosecution

Eric Nolen, manager for Classic Firearms LLC in Virginia Beach, a VCDL supporter, sent me this email:

Last September, three individuals burglarized our store and stole over half-a-dozen firearms, including several handguns and an AK-style rifle. The Virginia Beach Police Department and BATF were able to apprehend one juvenile suspect within 24 hours and were eventually able to secure a guilty plea. However, to date and to our knowledge, none of the firearms have been recovered and the accomplices have not been apprehended. The loss of merchandise, damage to our property, and other expenses related to the break in, cost our store approximately $15,000 in total.

My concern is that the prosecution dropped some charges and made a deal for a guilty plea with the suspect without getting his cooperation in recovering the firearms or identifying his accomplices. So there are now stolen guns on the street, being circulated without "background checks", which seemed to be a big issue during last year’s legislative session. The individual in question was not charged to the full extent of the law, and I'm told is likely to receive probation or community service only (due to juvenile status). This is an affront to justice, juvenile or not.

Second, we are being told our restitution will likely be unpaid, or not paid in full, leaving us with a permanent financial loss to our business. And finally, we have had very poor communication with the prosecutor's office. As the victim, we were never contacted about our losses or the plea deal being struck. The initial subpoena we received did not have the correct prosecutor contact information, and numerous messages were left unanswered.

Yes, we hear about how we “need to get guns off the streets,” but when given a chance to do so, prosecutors get the defendant to cop a plea instead.

Gun control, including background checks, is not about lowering crime, but about controlling you and me.


9. Watch out for ammo scams

With 8 million new gun owners and a major ammunition shortage, scammers see an opportunity.

Hunting, gun sports app GoWild seeing rise in ammunition scams | Fox Business


10. Leaked proposed ATF rule would cause serious problems for firearms industry

ATF (AFT to you, Mr. Biden) is looking at totally changing what parts of a gun make it a "firearm."

https://thereload.com/leaked-atf-document-details-biden-plans-to-ban-ghost-guns/


11. Washington Post/ABC News poll: Enthusiasm drops for gun-control legislation

Washington Post/ABC News poll shows a drop in support for gun-control legislation. Gee, I wonder why. Could it be something to do with criminals not getting punished or being released from prison early? How about defunding the police? Attacks on people because of their race, religion, or political ideology? Riots and mayhem, anyone?

WaPo/ABC poll: Enthusiasm drops for gun-control legislation -- but why?


12. The real plan for gun control slips out on CNN interview with Australian Prime Minister

No slippery slope? Baloney.



13. Who needs a gun on a military base?

I think we know the answer to that question.

Langley commissary employee accused of firing at ceiling, saying demons told him to 'kill everyone'


14. Most mass murders are “Dad-deprived males”

I also wouldn’t disregard the effects of psychotropic drugs on brains that are still forming. Being treated with such drugs is another thing that most school-age mass-murderers have in common.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_m...rived-males-author-warren-farrell_3786721.htm


15. Member has letter printed in Richmond Free Press newspaper

Mike Wilson had a Letter to the Editor published in the Richmond Free Press recently. Mike wrote me:

“Someone does not have to live or work in Richmond in order to have a letter published in the Richmond Free Press. All VCDL members are encouraged to submit a pro-2A LTE. It should be noted that the editor composes the title.”

‘Gun control has nothing to do with guns; it is people control’


16. Marijuana and firearms ownership in Virginia

As you were warned in a recent VA-ALERT, just because use of marijuana is about to become legal doesn’t mean that gun owners can use it. Firearms attorney Gilbert Ambler talks about how this Trojan Horse can strip you of your gun rights:

https://amblerlawoffices.com/blog/f/marijuana-a-trojan-horse-for-gun-control


17. “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” article in Salon

www.salon.com/2021/04/20/do-pro-gun-second-amendment-sanctuaries-threaten-a-constitutional-crisis/


18. Asian Americans create gun groups as ownership/hate crimes rise

All innocent life needs protection. Asians, like other minorities in the U.S., are realizing that and embracing the right to keep and bear arms in growing numbers.

https://thereload.com/asian-americans-create-gun-group-as-ownership-hate-crimes-rise/

19. VCDL survey results for Republican Convention updated

The VCDL candidate survey table has been updated with Peter Doran and Leslie Haley surveys:

https://vcdl.org/mpage/VCDLSurveyRepConv2021

PO Box 513, Newington, VA 22122-0513
(804) 639-0600
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#16 is going to bite many in the ass in whatever State it's legal.
Even Nikki Fried, Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture who oversees the state's carry license program? She supposedly has a medical marijuana card and a concealed carry license. :unsure: That could be an interesting turn of events someday.
 

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Even Nikki Fried, Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture who oversees the state's carry license program? She supposedly has a medical marijuana card and a concealed carry license. :unsure: That could be an interesting turn of events someday.
But I think she has a progressive get out of jail card and little things like federal law don't apply to her.
 

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Even Nikki Fried, Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture who oversees the state's carry license program? She supposedly has a medical marijuana card and a concealed carry license. :unsure: That could be an interesting turn of events someday.
Does having a card equate to usage though? I've had a fishing license every year since I turned 16. I have not been fishing in many years.
 

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Does having a card equate to usage though? I've had a fishing license every year since I turned 16. I have not been fishing in many years.
Read this. Your concern is near the end.

U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives
Washington DC 20226
September 21, 201 l
www.atf.gov
OPEN LETTER TO ALL FEDERAL FIREAR..'1S LICENSEES
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has received a number of inquiries regarding the
use of marijuana for medicinal purposes 1 and its applicability to Federal firearms laws. The purpose of this open
letter is to provide guidance on the issue and to assist you, a Federal firearms licensee, in complying with Federal
firearms laws and regulations.
A number of States have passed legislation allowing under State law the use or possession of marijuana for
medicinal purposes, and some of these States issue a card authorizing the holder to use or possess marijuana under
State law. During a firearms transaction, a potential transferee may advise you that he or she is a user of medical
marijuana, or present a medical marijuana card as identification or proof ofresidency.
As you know, Federal law, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3), prohibits any person who is an "'unlawful user of or addicted to
any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802))" from
shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition. Marijuana is listed in the Controlled
Substances Act as a Schedule I controlled substance, and there are no exceptions in Federal law for marijuana
purportedly used for medicinal purposes, even if such use is sanctioned by State law. Further, Federal law, 18
U.S.C. § 922(d)(3), makes it unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to
any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person is an unlawful user of or addicted to a
controlled substance. As provided by 27 C.F.R. § 478.11, ''an inference of current use may be dra\.\lll from evidence
of a recent use or possession of a controlled substance or a pattern of use or possession that reasonably covers the
present time."
Therefore, any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her State has passed
legislation authorizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled
substance, and is prohibited by Federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition. Such persons should answer
"yes" to question 11.e. on ATF Form 4473 (August 2008), Firearms Transaction Record, and you may not transfer
firearms or ammunition to them. Further, if you are aware that the potential transferee is in possession ofa card
authorizing the possession and use of marijuana under State law, then you have "reasonable cause to believe" that
the person is an unlawful user of a controlled substance. As such, you may not transfer firearms or ammunition to

the person, even ifthe person answered "no'' to question 11.e. on ATF Form 4473.
ATF is committed to assisting you in complying with Federal firearms laws. Ifyou have any questions, please
contact ATF's Firearms Industry Programs Branch at (202) 648-7190.
Arthur Herbert
Assistant Director
Enforcement Programs and Services
 

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The thought occurred to me that there may be an updated letter but I cannot find one.
 

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Thanks. I don't agree with that, but it's not the first ATF ruling that I've disagreed with.
As usual when dealing with the ATF what you see may not be what you think you see. Found the below disclaimer.
Open Letters

ATF periodically publishes Open Letters to the industries it regulates in order to remind or assist licensees with understanding their regulatory compliance responsibilities under the laws and regulations administered by ATF. Open Letters do not have the force and effect of federal statutes or Department of Justice regulations, and are not final agency actions. They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.
For more information, see “Memorandum for All Components: Prohibition of Improper Guidance Documents,” from Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III, November 16, 2017.

I'm going gracefully back out of this now.😁
 

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But I think she has a progressive get out of jail card and little things like federal law don't apply to her.
Well, there is that. :rolleyes: Who needs the 14th Amendment.........................
 

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More new stuff. Lots of good info and some very relevant links near the bottom. No ammo stuff.

Note #3. Dealing with road rage, a handgun and a modern sporting rifle.

Pay close attention to #4. Dealing with Fleeing Felons. Discussed here.

Nemo



Virginia Citizens Defense League
Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself
VA-ALERT
1. Second Amendment Foundation/VCDL virtual meeting on grassroots efforts THIS Saturday

2. Urgent call for volunteers for the Richmond gun show on May 21-23 (Friday only)

3. Attack thwarted: Senator Amanda Chase and those listening to the VCDL Governor Candidate forum last week were reminded of the importance of the 2A!

4. Gun owner stops suspected grocery store rapist

5. VCDL president interviewed on Freedom & Prosperity Radio “They don’t want our guns…but they are taking them”

6. LTE supporting VCDL’s lawsuit against the City of Winchester

7. R.I.P. gun-rights activist Jeff Hulbert

8. Recall notice for certain Ruger-57 pistols

9. Biden: I can restrict guns because you can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, redux

10. Biden asks Republicans to join in gun-control push

11. Shooting drills that won’t waste ammo


1. Second Amendment Foundation/VCDL virtual meeting on grassroots efforts THIS Saturday

Please join me and Glen Caroline, Director of External Affairs for SAF/CCRKBA, for a Zoom call this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (meeting details below). At this meeting Glen will discuss SAF/CCRKBA's grassroots efforts and provide some activist tips and I will give an update on VCDL activities. I hope to see you Saturday!

DETAILS

Glen Caroline is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Grassroots Updates

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Find your local number:Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing


2. Urgent call for volunteers for the Richmond gun show on May 21-23 (Friday only)

Help needed: Richmond Gun Show on May 21 to May 23 – Friday only


The next gun show is scheduled for the May 21st, 22nd & 23rd at a new location, The Brook Run Shopping Center (the old Martins grocery store) at 5620 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227.

Recently, the show dates were expanded to include Friday, so this promises to be a very busy show indeed!

We are looking for volunteers for the afternoon shift on just Friday (3p – 8p) as the other shifts are fully staffed (thank you!)

We have many new members who want to know how they can support VCDL. Volunteering for a few hours at a gun show is a great way for both new and established members to get involved and support VCDL.

Helping at a gun show is fun and requires no previous experience. First-timers are needed and very welcome.

Gun show volunteers are admitted free. Many of the exhibitor/vendors offer discounts to our volunteers. If you are a first-timer, don't worry, we'll have experienced member-volunteers on every shift to help you.

Right now we have openings for only the Friday afternoon shift.

Friday, May 21 afternoon shift: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Mark your calendars. It's time to step-up and get involved!

Click here to contact either of the VCDL Richmond Gun Show Coordinators, John Gosney or Dave Eckart.


3. Attack thwarted: Senator Amanda Chase and those listening to the VCDL Governor Candidate forum last week were reminded of the importance of the 2A!

During last week’s VCDL Gubernatorial Candidate forum, Amanda Chase, who was on audio and not video, suddenly yelled, “STOP!”. It turnout out she was the victim of a potential road rage or carjacking incident.

An AR-15 pistol held by one of her security people changed the mind of the aggressors, who promptly drove off on the wrong side of the road.

As is the case 90% of the time, merely letting the criminal know you are armed puts an end to the attack with no shots fired.

Here’s a press release from the Amanda Chase for Governor campaign on the incident:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 1, 2021
Contact: SHAYNE SNAVELY
804-380-0009


Official statement from Senator Amanda Chase regarding the Road Rage Incident In Norfolk,VA


This is the official report from my team regarding the incident that took place on 4/28/21.

Senator Chase was in the back of the van participating in a scheduled meeting with VCDL. While traveling near the Granby St. area of Norfolk on I-64, the van was abruptly run off the road by an early 90's tan Honda Civic. The driver of the van slowed down, allowing the Civic to pass. After the Civic had passed the van, the passenger in the front seat opened the door and began yelling and waiving their arms while the vehicle was still in motion. The driver of the Senator's van then took action to get away from the Civic making a legal pass on the left side of the Civic and then attempted to take an exit on to Terminal Ave. While on the exit ramp, the Civic had backed off after having tailgated the van. When the driver of the van attempted to make a U-turn at the intersection of Terminal and Ruth, the Civic pulled next to the van blocking up the remaining parts of the intersection. The passenger proceeded to get out of the Civic yelling and holding what resembled the grip of a handgun in the waistband of his pants with his right hand and was pointing with his left hand and yelling. The driver of the van deployed his AR15 and the passenger turned around and ran back to the Honda Civic and they then drove away traveling the wrong direction on Terminal Avenue.

A report has been filed with the Norfolk Police Department. The Norfolk Police Officer spoke about how these types of incidents have become very common for this area and normally end with injuries, death, and loss of personal property.



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Senator Amanda Chase represents Virginia’s 11th Senatorial District, which is made up of Amelia County, Colonial Heights, and most of Chesterfield County and is a candidate for the 2021 VA Gubernatorial race.


Here’s an article on the incident:

https://richmond.com/news/state-and...cle_ae77b1f4-8eda-589b-89c1-c1c0396a2442.html

Driver for Chase says he brandished gun after he was repeatedly threatened in road rage incident
Mel Leonor Apr 30, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH — The driver of a campaign van carrying Sen. Amanda Chase of Chesterfield, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, says he brandished an AR-15 pistol this week after he was repeatedly threatened during a road rage incident.
Chase, who at the time was participating by phone in an election forum hosted by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, says the Wednesday incident unfolded as the group traveled from Virginia Beach to Richmond. The van was in the Norfolk area when the incident occurred.
The driver, Shayne Snavely, said in an interview Friday that a small sedan tried to drive the campaign van off the road as it exited the highway, following directions from the GPS to Chase’s home in Chesterfield County.
Snavely said the campaign van pulled off at a median and was confronted by a member of the other vehicle.
“He jumps out of the car, has his hands in his waistband charging towards the car. That’s when you hear the click of my gun, pointed at him. He spun around and got back in his car,” Snavely said.
Snavely says he believes there were three men in the sedan.
The liberal American Bridge PAC first publicized audio of the exchange, which was first reported by The Washington Post. Details of the incident could not be corroborated with anyone outside of the Chase campaign, and the identity of the person who Chase says threatened her team is unclear.
Chase, in an interview, said she was distracted by the forum she was participating in and did not see the beginning of the altercation.
“I sit in the back, and I’m doing my videos. I’m not really paying attention to what’s going on. But I just knew that there was a commotion going on,” Chase said. She said her aides were trying to avoid the sedan and “get out of the way,” but were still followed.
“They waited until we were making a U-turn and we were at standstill to pull up quickly beside us, and run, run at the car,” Chase said.
Chase said her aides did as they were trained to do.
“We could have had a really bad situation right now, and I’m so thankful that my personal aides are trained to handle that type of a situation ... and they did a flawless job,” she said.
Chase and her aide said their van was unmarked, but speculated as to whether they were targeted.
During another campaign event in Virginia Beach on Friday afternoon, yard signs supporting Chase were visible from the back of the van.
Republican convention delegates will select their nominee for governor on May 8 from a field of seven candidates including Chase, Del. Kirk Cox of Colonial Heights, former Pentagon official Sergio de la Peña, former think tank CEO Peter Doran, former Roanoke Sheriff Octavia Johnson, entrepreneur Pete Snyder and former private equity CEO Glenn Youngkin.
The convention will feature about 50,000 registered delegates voting in a “disassembled convention” with polling places across the state.

4. Gun owner stops suspected grocery store rapist

If you come across a crime involving an innocent third-party, whether you get involved or not is a very personal decision you will have to make on the spot.

Legally, the safest decision is to be a good witness. For some, that is not an option when a life is at stake or, as in this item, if a violent and dangerous criminal is making his escape after raping a woman in a public restroom at a grocery store. The gun owner could have followed the criminal and reported his location and/or license plate number to 911, but this gun owner was taking no chances on the rapist getting away and held him at gunpoint.

Remember that in Virginia you can’t shoot a fleeing criminal. You can only use deadly force if you or a third-party is in imminent danger of death or grievous bodily harm.

Holding someone at gunpoint is a dangerous endeavor. In this case, the criminal was complying with commands (not a guarantee by any means) and someone brought a zip tie to secure the suspect’s hands, making the situation much safer.

Unfortunately for the criminal, the gun owner had ignored Kroger’s company policy urging customers not to bring a gun into the store. While Kroger thanked the police department for responding to the call, there seems to be no mention of thanking the customer who stopped the criminal from escaping. A nearby Ace Hardware store was not shy about thanking the gun owner and gave him a gift certificate for his bravery.

Veteran With Gun Stops Suspect Accused Of Raping Woman In Grocery Store Bathroom - The Police Tribune


5. VCDL president interviewed on Freedom & Prosperity Radio “They don’t want our guns…but they are taking them”

They Don’t Want our Guns… but They are Taking Them


6. LTE supporting VCDL’s lawsuit against the City of Winchester


Let’s keep pro-gun LTE’s flowing in the Commonwealth. Here’s one in the Winchester Star:

YOUR VIEWS Touched by random act of kindness Double standard? - Winchester Star

I exhaled a sigh of relief when I read the article regarding the lawsuit against Winchester’s gun ban. Mainly, because politicians are acting fast to eliminate our Second Amendment rights, we seem to be missing how uninformed and misplaced their arguments in favor of the ban really are. After speaking with one Democratic councilman, I was informed that their main defense for the ban was the events of January 6th at the U.S. Capitol.The councilman then proceeded to worry that if the events would occur in Winchester, how dangerous it could be with guns allowed on city property, as if criminals follow laws anyway. Or, if someone would want to inflict death and destruction inside a city-owned building, they’d be lawful to carry a firearm. Both instances are purely hypothetical. The councilman then asked me if I had ever needed a firearm while walking around city property, insinuating that Winchester is very safe, yet another hypothetical statement. The point I’m making is that his primary defense of the ban is based on a hypothetical situation, yet shrugged off my potential need to protect myself as if it was foolish to make your argument on a “what if” statement. Do you see the double standard? Also, the vote was a party line vote. That just shows that these councilmen and councilwomen are just going along with the Democratic Party narrative, not the safety and security of Winchester’s citizens.
Jacob Funkhouser Winchester


7. R.I.P. gun-rights activist Jeff Hulbert

It’s with a heavy heart that I report the passing of a powerful activist in both Maryland and Virginia – Jeff Hulbert.

Jeff lost his battle with cancer Monday morning.

Jeff, the founder of Patriot Picket, did most of his activism in Maryland, but came to help in Virginia when he could. He attended our Lobby Day events and was front-and-center at a Michael Bloomberg protest in NoVA last year. I ran into Jeff frequently.

Jeff also wrote articles for TheTruthAboutGuns.com, which included many items on VCDL, as well as other firearms-related issues in Virginia.

Jeff wasn’t shy about fighting to protect our right to keep and bear arms, including getting escorted out of a committee meeting on “assault weapons” for letting the committee know in no uncertain terms that gun owners will not comply with any such ban.

We need more people like Jeff. He will be sorely missed.


8. Recall notice for certain Ruger-57 pistols

Notice from Ruger:

Ruger has discovered that a small number of Ruger-57™ pistols may have right safety levers that do not meet our specifications and may be prone to cracking.In some rare instances, the internal "leg" of the right safety lever may crack or break, rendering the manual safety ineffective. If present, this condition may cause the manual safety to appear to be functioning properly when it is not. Although only a very small number of pistols appear to be affected, Ruger is committed to safety and is asking owners of Ruger-57 pistols to immediately perform a routine function check of the safety lever to ensure its proper operation and, if necessary, sign up for this retrofit.

Potentially affected pistols include any Ruger-57 pistol with a serial number of 642-26274 or lower (including all Ruger-57 pistols with a “641” prefix). If your Ruger-57 pistol is within this range (641-00000 to 642-26274), you should follow the inspection procedure outlined in theSafety Bulletinto determine whether your pistol requires a retrofit. Ruger-57 pistols with a serial number of 642-26275 and above are not affected by this Safety Bulletin.

Details about what to look for and how to sign up for the retrofit also appear on our website atRuger.com/Ruger-57Retrofit. The website also contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions, a video demonstrating the inspection process, and other information that you may find helpful.



9. Biden: I can restrict guns because you can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, redux

You most certainly can yell “fire” in a movie theater as long as you are not doing so with the intent to cause panic.

They don’t tape your mouth shut when you enter a theater because you might yell “fire.” They would simply charge you with a crime if you did so with malicious intent.

But gun owners are disarmed because we might do something wrong. That is called “prior restraint,” something those exercising other rights are not subject to.

Great summation from that article:

“Besides, a few amendments certainly seem absolute, including the Fifth, Sixth, and especially the Thirteenth Amendments. Unless Biden wants to argue that slavery is negotiable, based on congressional action…”

Biden: I can restrict guns because you can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, redux


10. Biden asks Republicans to join in gun-control push

Biden knows that the Democrats in Congress are divided on his gun-control plans, so he’s trying to bring some Republicans into the fold to make up for it.

BTW, I noticed that Biden confused Universal Background Checks with the “Assault Weapon Ban” in his speech to Congress. He claimed that Congress had already passed Universal Background Checks once. That was news to people on both sides of the fence! ;-)

Biden Asks Republicans to Join in Gun Control Push - Liberty Park Press


11. Shooting drills that won’t waste ammo

Making your ammunition funds stretch a little further while practicing self-defense drills:

NRA Women | Shooting Drills That Won’t Waste Ammo
PO Box 513, Newington, VA 22122-0513
(804) 639-0600
VCDL.org
 

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More new stuff. Lots of good info and some very relevant links near the bottom. No ammo stuff.

Pay close attention to #4. Dealing with Fleeing Felons. Discussed here.

Nemo





Virginia Citizens Defense League
Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself
VA-ALERT
1. Second Amendment Foundation/VCDL virtual meeting on grassroots efforts THIS Saturday

2. Urgent call for volunteers for the Richmond gun show on May 21-23 (Friday only)

3. Attack thwarted: Senator Amanda Chase and those listening to the VCDL Governor Candidate forum last week were reminded of the importance of the 2A!

4. Gun owner stops suspected grocery store rapist

5. VCDL president interviewed on Freedom & Prosperity Radio “They don’t want our guns…but they are taking them”

6. LTE supporting VCDL’s lawsuit against the City of Winchester

7. R.I.P. gun-rights activist Jeff Hulbert

8. Recall notice for certain Ruger-57 pistols

9. Biden: I can restrict guns because you can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, redux

10. Biden asks Republicans to join in gun-control push

11. Shooting drills that won’t waste ammo


1. Second Amendment Foundation/VCDL virtual meeting on grassroots efforts THIS Saturday

Please join me and Glen Caroline, Director of External Affairs for SAF/CCRKBA, for a Zoom call this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (meeting details below). At this meeting Glen will discuss SAF/CCRKBA's grassroots efforts and provide some activist tips and I will give an update on VCDL activities. I hope to see you Saturday!

DETAILS

Glen Caroline is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Grassroots Updates

Join Zoom Meeting
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Meeting ID: 702 667 8663
Passcode: 858786
One tap mobile
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Dial by your location
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Meeting ID: 702 667 8663
Passcode: 858786
Find your local number:Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing


2. Urgent call for volunteers for the Richmond gun show on May 21-23 (Friday only)

Help needed: Richmond Gun Show on May 21 to May 23 – Friday only


The next gun show is scheduled for the May 21st, 22nd & 23rd at a new location, The Brook Run Shopping Center (the old Martins grocery store) at 5620 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227.

Recently, the show dates were expanded to include Friday, so this promises to be a very busy show indeed!

We are looking for volunteers for the afternoon shift on just Friday (3p – 8p) as the other shifts are fully staffed (thank you!)

We have many new members who want to know how they can support VCDL. Volunteering for a few hours at a gun show is a great way for both new and established members to get involved and support VCDL.

Helping at a gun show is fun and requires no previous experience. First-timers are needed and very welcome.

Gun show volunteers are admitted free. Many of the exhibitor/vendors offer discounts to our volunteers. If you are a first-timer, don't worry, we'll have experienced member-volunteers on every shift to help you.

Right now we have openings for only the Friday afternoon shift.

Friday, May 21 afternoon shift: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Mark your calendars. It's time to step-up and get involved!

Click here to contact either of the VCDL Richmond Gun Show Coordinators, John Gosney or Dave Eckart.


3. Attack thwarted: Senator Amanda Chase and those listening to the VCDL Governor Candidate forum last week were reminded of the importance of the 2A!

During last week’s VCDL Gubernatorial Candidate forum, Amanda Chase, who was on audio and not video, suddenly yelled, “STOP!”. It turnout out she was the victim of a potential road rage or carjacking incident.

An AR-15 pistol held by one of her security people changed the mind of the aggressors, who promptly drove off on the wrong side of the road.

As is the case 90% of the time, merely letting the criminal know you are armed puts an end to the attack with no shots fired.

Here’s a press release from the Amanda Chase for Governor campaign on the incident:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 1, 2021
Contact: SHAYNE SNAVELY
804-380-0009


Official statement from Senator Amanda Chase regarding the Road Rage Incident In Norfolk,VA


This is the official report from my team regarding the incident that took place on 4/28/21.

Senator Chase was in the back of the van participating in a scheduled meeting with VCDL. While traveling near the Granby St. area of Norfolk on I-64, the van was abruptly run off the road by an early 90's tan Honda Civic. The driver of the van slowed down, allowing the Civic to pass. After the Civic had passed the van, the passenger in the front seat opened the door and began yelling and waiving their arms while the vehicle was still in motion. The driver of the Senator's van then took action to get away from the Civic making a legal pass on the left side of the Civic and then attempted to take an exit on to Terminal Ave. While on the exit ramp, the Civic had backed off after having tailgated the van. When the driver of the van attempted to make a U-turn at the intersection of Terminal and Ruth, the Civic pulled next to the van blocking up the remaining parts of the intersection. The passenger proceeded to get out of the Civic yelling and holding what resembled the grip of a handgun in the waistband of his pants with his right hand and was pointing with his left hand and yelling. The driver of the van deployed his AR15 and the passenger turned around and ran back to the Honda Civic and they then drove away traveling the wrong direction on Terminal Avenue.

A report has been filed with the Norfolk Police Department. The Norfolk Police Officer spoke about how these types of incidents have become very common for this area and normally end with injuries, death, and loss of personal property.



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Senator Amanda Chase represents Virginia’s 11th Senatorial District, which is made up of Amelia County, Colonial Heights, and most of Chesterfield County and is a candidate for the 2021 VA Gubernatorial race.


Here’s an article on the incident:

https://richmond.com/news/state-and...cle_ae77b1f4-8eda-589b-89c1-c1c0396a2442.html

Driver for Chase says he brandished gun after he was repeatedly threatened in road rage incident
Mel Leonor Apr 30, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH — The driver of a campaign van carrying Sen. Amanda Chase of Chesterfield, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, says he brandished an AR-15 pistol this week after he was repeatedly threatened during a road rage incident.
Chase, who at the time was participating by phone in an election forum hosted by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, says the Wednesday incident unfolded as the group traveled from Virginia Beach to Richmond. The van was in the Norfolk area when the incident occurred.
The driver, Shayne Snavely, said in an interview Friday that a small sedan tried to drive the campaign van off the road as it exited the highway, following directions from the GPS to Chase’s home in Chesterfield County.
Snavely said the campaign van pulled off at a median and was confronted by a member of the other vehicle.
“He jumps out of the car, has his hands in his waistband charging towards the car. That’s when you hear the click of my gun, pointed at him. He spun around and got back in his car,” Snavely said.
Snavely says he believes there were three men in the sedan.
The liberal American Bridge PAC first publicized audio of the exchange, which was first reported by The Washington Post. Details of the incident could not be corroborated with anyone outside of the Chase campaign, and the identity of the person who Chase says threatened her team is unclear.
Chase, in an interview, said she was distracted by the forum she was participating in and did not see the beginning of the altercation.
“I sit in the back, and I’m doing my videos. I’m not really paying attention to what’s going on. But I just knew that there was a commotion going on,” Chase said. She said her aides were trying to avoid the sedan and “get out of the way,” but were still followed.
“They waited until we were making a U-turn and we were at standstill to pull up quickly beside us, and run, run at the car,” Chase said.
Chase said her aides did as they were trained to do.
“We could have had a really bad situation right now, and I’m so thankful that my personal aides are trained to handle that type of a situation ... and they did a flawless job,” she said.
Chase and her aide said their van was unmarked, but speculated as to whether they were targeted.
During another campaign event in Virginia Beach on Friday afternoon, yard signs supporting Chase were visible from the back of the van.
Republican convention delegates will select their nominee for governor on May 8 from a field of seven candidates including Chase, Del. Kirk Cox of Colonial Heights, former Pentagon official Sergio de la Peña, former think tank CEO Peter Doran, former Roanoke Sheriff Octavia Johnson, entrepreneur Pete Snyder and former private equity CEO Glenn Youngkin.
The convention will feature about 50,000 registered delegates voting in a “disassembled convention” with polling places across the state.

4. Gun owner stops suspected grocery store rapist

If you come across a crime involving an innocent third-party, whether you get involved or not is a very personal decision you will have to make on the spot.

Legally, the safest decision is to be a good witness. For some, that is not an option when a life is at stake or, as in this item, if a violent and dangerous criminal is making his escape after raping a woman in a public restroom at a grocery store. The gun owner could have followed the criminal and reported his location and/or license plate number to 911, but this gun owner was taking no chances on the rapist getting away and held him at gunpoint.

Remember that in Virginia you can’t shoot a fleeing criminal. You can only use deadly force if you or a third-party is in imminent danger of death or grievous bodily harm.

Holding someone at gunpoint is a dangerous endeavor. In this case, the criminal was complying with commands (not a guarantee by any means) and someone brought a zip tie to secure the suspect’s hands, making the situation much safer.

Unfortunately for the criminal, the gun owner had ignored Kroger’s company policy urging customers not to bring a gun into the store. While Kroger thanked the police department for responding to the call, there seems to be no mention of thanking the customer who stopped the criminal from escaping. A nearby Ace Hardware store was not shy about thanking the gun owner and gave him a gift certificate for his bravery.

Veteran With Gun Stops Suspect Accused Of Raping Woman In Grocery Store Bathroom - The Police Tribune


5. VCDL president interviewed on Freedom & Prosperity Radio “They don’t want our guns…but they are taking them”

They Don’t Want our Guns… but They are Taking Them


6. LTE supporting VCDL’s lawsuit against the City of Winchester


Let’s keep pro-gun LTE’s flowing in the Commonwealth. Here’s one in the Winchester Star:

YOUR VIEWS Touched by random act of kindness Double standard? - Winchester Star

I exhaled a sigh of relief when I read the article regarding the lawsuit against Winchester’s gun ban. Mainly, because politicians are acting fast to eliminate our Second Amendment rights, we seem to be missing how uninformed and misplaced their arguments in favor of the ban really are. After speaking with one Democratic councilman, I was informed that their main defense for the ban was the events of January 6th at the U.S. Capitol.The councilman then proceeded to worry that if the events would occur in Winchester, how dangerous it could be with guns allowed on city property, as if criminals follow laws anyway. Or, if someone would want to inflict death and destruction inside a city-owned building, they’d be lawful to carry a firearm. Both instances are purely hypothetical. The councilman then asked me if I had ever needed a firearm while walking around city property, insinuating that Winchester is very safe, yet another hypothetical statement. The point I’m making is that his primary defense of the ban is based on a hypothetical situation, yet shrugged off my potential need to protect myself as if it was foolish to make your argument on a “what if” statement. Do you see the double standard? Also, the vote was a party line vote. That just shows that these councilmen and councilwomen are just going along with the Democratic Party narrative, not the safety and security of Winchester’s citizens.
Jacob Funkhouser Winchester


7. R.I.P. gun-rights activist Jeff Hulbert

It’s with a heavy heart that I report the passing of a powerful activist in both Maryland and Virginia – Jeff Hulbert.

Jeff lost his battle with cancer Monday morning.

Jeff, the founder of Patriot Picket, did most of his activism in Maryland, but came to help in Virginia when he could. He attended our Lobby Day events and was front-and-center at a Michael Bloomberg protest in NoVA last year. I ran into Jeff frequently.

Jeff also wrote articles for TheTruthAboutGuns.com, which included many items on VCDL, as well as other firearms-related issues in Virginia.

Jeff wasn’t shy about fighting to protect our right to keep and bear arms, including getting escorted out of a committee meeting on “assault weapons” for letting the committee know in no uncertain terms that gun owners will not comply with any such ban.

We need more people like Jeff. He will be sorely missed.


8. Recall notice for certain Ruger-57 pistols

Notice from Ruger:

Ruger has discovered that a small number of Ruger-57™ pistols may have right safety levers that do not meet our specifications and may be prone to cracking.In some rare instances, the internal "leg" of the right safety lever may crack or break, rendering the manual safety ineffective. If present, this condition may cause the manual safety to appear to be functioning properly when it is not. Although only a very small number of pistols appear to be affected, Ruger is committed to safety and is asking owners of Ruger-57 pistols to immediately perform a routine function check of the safety lever to ensure its proper operation and, if necessary, sign up for this retrofit.

Potentially affected pistols include any Ruger-57 pistol with a serial number of 642-26274 or lower (including all Ruger-57 pistols with a “641” prefix). If your Ruger-57 pistol is within this range (641-00000 to 642-26274), you should follow the inspection procedure outlined in theSafety Bulletinto determine whether your pistol requires a retrofit. Ruger-57 pistols with a serial number of 642-26275 and above are not affected by this Safety Bulletin.

Details about what to look for and how to sign up for the retrofit also appear on our website atRuger.com/Ruger-57Retrofit. The website also contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions, a video demonstrating the inspection process, and other information that you may find helpful.



9. Biden: I can restrict guns because you can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, redux

You most certainly can yell “fire” in a movie theater as long as you are not doing so with the intent to cause panic.

They don’t tape your mouth shut when you enter a theater because you might yell “fire.” They would simply charge you with a crime if you did so with malicious intent.

But gun owners are disarmed because we might do something wrong. That is called “prior restraint,” something those exercising other rights are not subject to.

Great summation from that article:

“Besides, a few amendments certainly seem absolute, including the Fifth, Sixth, and especially the Thirteenth Amendments. Unless Biden wants to argue that slavery is negotiable, based on congressional action…”

Biden: I can restrict guns because you can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, redux


10. Biden asks Republicans to join in gun-control push

Biden knows that the Democrats in Congress are divided on his gun-control plans, so he’s trying to bring some Republicans into the fold to make up for it.

BTW, I noticed that Biden confused Universal Background Checks with the “Assault Weapon Ban” in his speech to Congress. He claimed that Congress had already passed Universal Background Checks once. That was news to people on both sides of the fence! ;-)

Biden Asks Republicans to Join in Gun Control Push - Liberty Park Press


11. Shooting drills that won’t waste ammo

Making your ammunition funds stretch a little further while practicing self-defense drills:

NRA Women | Shooting Drills That Won’t Waste Ammo
PO Box 513, Newington, VA 22122-0513
(804) 639-0600
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“He jumps out of the car, has his hands in his waistband charging towards the car. That’s when you hear the click of my gun, pointed at him. He spun around and got back in his car,” Snavely said.
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