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Note Item 4*. I Had To Draw My Gun Today

Pay attention to the 7 to 8 1/2 minute mark. Difference between Va Beach (someone asked me about that a while back) and Fairfax (NoVa area) police

Also of note-- Guns in mosque? Who needs them?

And yes, you have the right to remain innocent.

Update.

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Virginia Citizens Defense League
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1. ATF proposed rule change on serialization and definition of “frame or receiver”

2. Time to register for the VCDL/RRRC match coming up on June 12

3. VCDL “Ask a Lawyer” live YouTube event on May 27

4. VCDL member uses firearm to stop violent attack in a mall parking lot

5. Good news: Goochland County BoS put in a blanket lawful shooting exemption to noise ordinance!

6. More good news: Support for gun control plummets with young people and Hispanics

7. Recall notice: Walther PPS M2

8. Bad LTE in the Winchester Star needs a rebuttal

9. LTEs in the Free Lance-Star

10. Law enforcement officials urge action on homemade guns

11. Who needs a gun in a mosque?

12. Private citizens and law enforcement face ammo shortage

13. You have the right to remain innocent [video]

14. Video pokes fun at the Fairfax County gun ban in parks


1. ATF proposed rule change on serialization and definition of “frame or receiver”

The ATF has released its proposed rule change affecting homemade guns and the definition of “frame” or “receiver.”

VCDL is studying this complex proposed regulation and we will advise what needs to be done in a future alert.

2. Time to register for the VCDL/RRRC match coming up on June 12

Doug Cummins with the Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club (RRRC) sent this information on the VCDL/RRRC match coming up on Saturday, June 12:

Next Month, on Saturday, June 12th, is our Annual VCDL Benefit Match at Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club!

Come out for a great time and a great cause supporting the wonderful group of folks that are endlessly fighting for our 2nd Amendment Rights!

I spoke with Mr. Van Cleave (president of VCDL) this week, and he said he would be there! He usually gives a wonderful speech keeping us up to date on the current political climate regarding gun rights and proposed legislation here in our beloved Commonwealth.

Lunch will be provided for shooters and spectators, and there will be prizes.

Spectators are welcome, but they need to have eye and ear protection.

The match will start at 10:00am, set up will be Friday the 11th, starting at 5:00pm on A and B ranges.

The match fee is $25.00.

There will be 6 FUN stages, and an Outlaw Style Match, meaning any IDPA, USPSA, or PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) Division gun can be used. Magazine Capacity for the "Outlaw" Division will still be 10+1, so bring enough mags. No stage will have a round count of over 18 rounds. Total round count will be about 110, but It's a good idea to bring at least 120.

Concealment Garments will be optional. We will do .5 second IDPA scoring. Any PCC's must have a barrel length of 16" or more, (Absolutely No "Braced Pistols" or SBR's).

Online registration is open, below is the link to that. Please squad online after you complete your registration.

Walk-in Registration the day of the match is also fine, but online registration and squadding is preferred.

Please remember, it is a cold range, so please make sure all weapons are empty when you exit your vehicle, keep all handguns holstered unless in the designated safe area, and any PCC's need a chamber flag, and preferably a bag or a gun cart.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone there! Have a good week!

RRRC June 2021 VCDL Benefit Pistol Match Registration | PractiScore

Any other questions, feel free to email me at [email protected] or Text 540-529-2618.

NOTE: We still need donated prizes for the match. The crazy economy and lack of ammunition and guns in stores has made it hard for many of our usual commercial-donors to help much. If you can provide a prize, contact Al Steed Jr. at: [email protected]

3. VCDL “Ask a Lawyer” live YouTube event on May 27

Join VCDL president, Philip Van Cleave, VCDL Secretary/Treasurer, Pat Webb, and VCDL Social Media Director, Ed Levine, as they host "Ask a Gun Lawyer" with VCDL attorneys John Pierce and Gilbert Ambler for a forum broadcast live on our YouTube channel at 8pm on May 27 (see link below)



4. VCDL member uses firearm to stop violent attack in a mall parking lot

Vincent Smith went to a mall to meet some friends at a restaurant. Getting out of his truck, Vincent heard a woman screaming for help and then saw a man strangling her. Vincent also noticed a knife on the ground.

All of this was going on in a mall parking lot and in broad daylight.

Vincent relates the story in a video he made:


5. Good news: Goochland County BoS put in a blanket lawful shooting exemption to noise ordinance!

Member Joe L. sent me a copy of an email confirming that the Goochland Board of Supervisors approved a change to the County’s nuisance noise-ordinance that was expanded from exempting hunting activities to exempting all shooting activities!

Hats off to Goochland for showing the tyrants in Fairfax, Charlottesville, Richmond, Arlington, Winchester, and a few other localities what freedom and the right to keep and bear arms is all about!

The new ordinance has been in effect since May 4.

6. More good news: Support for gun control plummets with young people and Hispanics

This is NOT what the gun controllers want to hear, I promise you that. We need to double our efforts to reach out to younger citizens and to minorities. Everyone standing together will block the efforts of people like Michael Bloomberg:

Nolte: Support for Gun Control Plummets with Young People, Hispanics


7. Recall notice: Walther PPS M2

Also has information on other, older, recalls – CCP M1 9mm, PPK PPK/S, and PK380:

RECALLS – www.waltherarms.com


8. Bad LTE in the Winchester Star needs a rebuttal

Logic 101 – if you make a false assumption, you can prove anything. In this case, the false assumption is that semi-automatic guns have no legitimate use but in war.

Also, the gun-control crowd likes to play fast and loose with statistics because the real numbers are not really in their favor. For example, they include shootings near schools and shootings after school hours when no students were around, as “school shootings.” Dr. John Lott discusses such misleading statistics here:

https://crimeresearch.org/2014/02/c...-stats-on-school-gun-violence-ignore-reality/


Letter to the Editor:

YOUR VIEWS Missing the point - Winchester Star

Those against gun control miss the point. It is undeniable that Americans find all kinds of ways to kill one another but the point of limiting war-type weapons and high-capacity magazines is few other “weapons” enable an individual to kill en masse. The Las Vegas shooting killed 61 and injured 867. At Columbine15 were killed. There have been roughly 237 school shootings since Columbine killing or injuring 403. You just do not see that kind of carnage with knives at one time. Doesn’t make any killing method right, but why make it easy for something that has no legitimate use but war?
Lonnie Weyant Lake Frederick


9. LTEs in the Free Lance-Star

"Concealed carry violates my rights" (May 1, 2021)

"My privacy trumps your need to know" (May 4, 2021)

"Concealed permit holders pose no danger to public" (May 6, 2021)

10. Law enforcement officials urge action on homemade guns


My comments, imbedded below, are in brackets and in red, like this: [PVC: comment].

Law enforcement officials urge action against rising numbers of ‘ghost guns’ during Senate hearing - Virginia Mercury

Law enforcement officials urge action against rising numbers of ‘ghost guns’ during Senate hearing
By
Laura Olson
May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has promised a crackdown on so-called “ghost guns,” and during a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday, law enforcement officials from Pennsylvania and Maryland described how an exponential increase in those firearms — which are easily assembled from kits and not subject to federal gun laws — has expanded the workload of their agencies.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison testified that his department saw a 300 percent increase in the last year in ghost guns seized, and that nearly one-quarter of those have been from individuals too young to legally possess a gun. [PVC: a percentage like this is almost meaningless. If they found one homemade gun last year and three this year, that is a 300% increase.]
In Pennsylvania, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said there’s been a 437 percent increase in the last year in the number of ghost guns recovered. [PVC: again, a meaningless statistic.]
By not subjecting buyers of do-it-yourself gun assembly kits to a background check, criminals who otherwise are barred from purchasing a firearm can easily acquire one at gun shows, Shapiro said. He described a York County gun show where someone could buy a gun kit at one table, and take it to the next table to be assembled in minutes. [PVC: that sounds like it was already illegal. You have to make the gun yourself, with your own equipment and your own hands. Under current law, you can’t sell a homemade gun unless you get it serialized.]
“It is clear to me that this is a glaring loophole that criminals are taking advantage of,” Shapiro told the Senate Judiciary Committee, adding: “This is the weapon of choice for criminals. This is what we’re up against.” [PVC: I’m not buying this “weapon of choice” language. Criminals are generally not that industrious. It’s easier to get an already-made gun on the black market or to have someone do a straw purchase for them.]
Tuesday’s hearing came days after the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday unveiled a proposed rule seeking to expand the definition of a firearm to include the assembly kits that have sidestepped federal regulations.
That DOJ rule would require gun retailers to run background checks before selling kits that contain parts to assemble a gun, and instruct gun kit makers and licensed firearms dealers to include a serial number on certain parts.
Between 2016 and 2020, more than 23,000 firearms without serial numbers were reported to have been recovered by law enforcement from potential crime scenes, according to DOJ officials. That tally includes weapons connected with 325 homicides or attempted homicides. [PVC: There are millions and millions of guns out there that don’t have serial numbers because they were manufactured before October 22, 1968! This generic statement about guns without serial numbers being recovered caused my radar to go up. I think we are being played with the 23,000 number.]
When those guns are used in a crime, Harrison said the lack of a serial number makes it harder for law enforcement to trace the gun’s origins as they would with a typical gun, or to identify trafficking patterns. [PVC: like I said, there are millions of gun manufactured before 1968 already in circulation that don’t have serial numbers. Somehow law enforcement manages to do their job with those un-serialized guns and will continue to do so.]
Several Republican senators at Tuesday’s hearing blasted the push for serial numbers as part of an effort to create a national gun registry, a claim that Democrats disputed. [PVC: in that case, those Democrats are lying through their teeth. The regulation, especially when tied to Universal Background Checks, does just that.]
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also lambasted the issue of ghost guns as a “made-up problem,” arguing that the guns are not more dangerous than standard guns.
“I look forward to the next hearing of the subcommittee, on Civil War replica cannons and how dangerous those are as well,” Cruz said.
Richard Vasquez, a Virginia-based firearms regulatory consultant who previously worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, also criticized the proposed rule, saying it would only hinder law-abiding citizens and not criminals who would still find ways to access the guns.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, the Democrat from Connecticut who chaired the hearing, defended the proposed rules as critical steps to regulating weapons that are guns in every sense except for under federal law.
“There is nothing ghost-like about ghost guns. They look like guns. They shoot like guns. They kill like guns,” Blumenthal said, pointing to two images behind him, one of a standard gun and one of a ghost gun, and challenging those in the audience to tell them apart.
Shapiro described how a former Temple University football player was killed in Philadelphia by an individual who fired a ghost gun and who otherwise would have been barred from purchasing a gun after a background check. [PVC: of course the criminal could have gotten the gun anyway on the black market, through theft, or by a straw purchase. It is a fantasy that background checks stop criminals from getting guns.]
The ease of purchasing these guns means they not only can be bought by people who otherwise could not buy a gun, but the weapons are also on the streets quickly, in a matter of days or even minutes, Shapiro said. [PVC: what?! How can a gun that is not in working order and is also disassembled, make it to the street faster than a gun that is already in operating condition? He’s making this stuff up as he goes along.]
“It’s on us to figure out a way to protect law-abiding gun owners, to preserve our heritage, and not burden hobbyists, while still closing off violent criminals’ easy access to these unserialized, untraceable guns that do not require a background check,” he said. [PVC: tracing serialized guns does not prevent crime, as the guns don’t usually get into police custody until after a crime is committed and even then the gun is almost always stolen. Best the trace does is to maybe get a stolen gun back to its owner.]
Members of the public have three months to submit comments to the ATF on the proposed federal rule altering policies around ghost guns.


11. Who needs a gun in a mosque?

Happened in Fairfax County.

Man Charged After Stabbing Attempt at Virginia Mosque; Group Urges Security Boost


12. Private citizens and law enforcement face ammo shortage

I’m sure that those of you on VA-ALERT, who are not spies for various gun-control groups, aren’t going to be too surprised by this article:

Private Citizens, Local Law Enforcement Facing Ammo Shortage


13. You have the right to remain innocent [video]

Law professor James Duane became a viral sensation in 2008 for a lively lecture that explained why people shouldn’t agree to answer questions from the police. In his new book, You Have the Right to Remain Innocent, Duane expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen’s constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. By using case histories of innocent persons who were wrongfully imprisoned because of information they gave to police, Duane debunks the claim that “if you haven’t done anything wrong, then you don’t have anything to worry about.

"You Have the Right to Remain Innocent" (James Duane)


14. Video pokes fun at the Fairfax County gun ban in parks

An element of truth must exist for most things to be funny. The more the truth, the funnier it is. The Democrat-controlled Fairfax County Board of Supervisors gets its ox gored in this video pointing out the total stupidity of making County parks “gun-free zones.”

A D.A.M.P. Note - Fairfax County Parks are "Gun Free Zones"

 

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And on my end, hopefully strong encouragement to get way more involved in political activity, along with warnings of what will be coming your way.

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Update.

Special note to items # 3, 6, 8 and 9.

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Virginia Citizens Defense League
Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself
VA-ALERT
1. VCDL has released the General Assembly Voting Record for 2021! Senator Obenshain, Delegate Davis at top

2. U.S. Supreme Court ruling protects gun owners from certain, limited, government seizures

3. CHP holder in Newport News credited with helping police stop dangerous criminal

4. VCDL virtual membership meeting on Thursday at 8 pm!

5. 2021-2022 VCDL Carry Cards

6. Important information for serialization for homemade guns

7. [WA] Another gun used to save lives

8. Video discussing Second Amendment jurisprudence

9. USCCA forms a concealed-carry PAC

10. Army soldiers in Kentucky arrested for running guns into Chicago


1. VCDL has released the General Assembly Voting Record for 2021! Senator Obenshain, Delegate Davis at top

VCDL has tallied the legislative voting records for the 2021 General Assembly session.

The top legislators for 2021 are Republican Senator Mark Obenshain in the Senate and Republican Delegate Glen Davis in the House! Congratulations and a heartfelt thanks to both of them for guarding our rights!

Senator Obenshain edged out Senator Mark Peake by carrying a bill for VCDL (to exempt CHP holders from local gun-control). Delegate Davis edged out Delegate Amanda Batten for the same reason.

The more chances a legislator has to vote on a gun bill, and if they vote correctly, the higher their score. Both Senator Obenshain and Delegate Davis were on key committees and subcommittees that heard gun bills this year. While a legislator on a key committee has a chance for a higher overall score than those not on such a committee, he also has more chances where he could vote wrong, so it balances out.

Every Republican in the Senate but one, Senator Tommy Norment, had a 100% pro-2A score. Senator Norment had an 86% score. Not bad, but also not what it should have been.

The highest Democrat in the Senate was Senator Lynwood Lewis with a pathetic 19% score.

In the House, every Republican except one, Delegate Coyner, had a 100% pro-2A score. Delegate Coyner had an 81% score. Again, not bad, but also not what it should have been.

In the House, the highest Democrat also had a 100% score – Delegate Roslyn Tyler! She had an 87% voting record last year.

The second highest Democrat in the House was Lee Carter with 50%, then the score drops to Joshua Cole with 29% in third place.

23 legislators, 13 House Democrats and 10 Senate Democrats, had a score of 0%, voting against gun owners on everything. That includes the Speaker of the House, Eileen Filler-Corn.
63 legislators, 18 Senate Republicans and 45 House Republicans and one Democrat (Tyler), had a score of 100%, standing solidly with gun owners and our right to keep and bear arms.

With the one exception of Delegate Tyler, the worst Republican in each body handily outscored the best Democrat. I can’t begin to tell you how disappointing that is. Both parties should be supporting our civil rights 100%, but that’s not the case.

The House, the Governor, the Lt. Governor, and the Attorney General positions are all up for grabs this November 2. If we want our rights protected, all gun owners had best be politically active and vote on that date. Make sure friends and family are aware of that upcoming election and the importance of voting on that date. If one of the positions doesn’t have any decent candidates running, then write in a name in protest.

Here is a link to VCDL’s 2021 General Assembly Voting Score for legislators:

https://cdn.ymaws.com/vcdl.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/pdf/gavr-2021.pdf

2. U.S. Supreme Court ruling protects gun owners from certain, limited, government seizures

There is a recent ruling out of the U.S. Supreme Court (Caniglia v. Strom) that is a victory for gun owners, but it is a very narrow one.

The case deals with the police checking on a man’s welfare because his wife feared he might be suicidal. The man did not appear suicidal when the police arrived, but he agreed to get checked-out at a local hospital. Once the man had left for the hospital, the police took the man’s guns without a warrant, claiming they did so as part of their “community caretaking function.”

The Court ruled that the police cannot take someone’s property from their home without a court order or warrant when the police are performing a duty that does not involve criminality, such as a welfare check.

This ruling does NOT affect “red flag” laws generally if the police have a warrant or court order to seize a person’s guns. It wouldn’t apply here in Virginia with our red flag law since the police do not do a search but tell the person to turn over their guns. The police can get a search warrant if they have probable cause to believe that not all the person’s guns were voluntarily turned over.

In his written opinion on the ruling, Justice Alito noted that a future case dealing with red flag laws and the 4th Amendment could well come before the Court.

Here is an article on the ruling:

Supreme Court Unanimously Rebuffs Biden Administration on Warrantless Searches for Handguns


3. CHP holder in Newport News credited with helping police stop dangerous criminal

The Newport News Police Chief Drew has thanked a CHP holder for confronting an escaping fugitive who had just got in a gun fight with the NNPD. That armed confrontation gave the pursuing police time to catch up and capture the fugitive!

No one was hurt in the incident, luckily. Hats off to the very brave CHP holder for helping the police capture that wanted fugitive.
Man charged with attempted capital murder after gun battle with Newport News officers at Port Warwick

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police held a press conference Tuesday after there was an exchange of gunfire between a man and officers earlier that day.

Police Chief Steve Drew says the incident took place at Port Warwick after officers were trying to track down a wanted man.

At 10:45 a.m., officers were attempting to serve a fugitive with outstanding warrants from James City County who was located in a local apartment complex. Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew identified the suspect as 22-year-old Deston Coward.

"They originally saw him in the apartment complex over here around Thimble Shoals, he ran in this direction through the area here in Port Warwick. He actually entered a business and exited while officers gave chase."

A foot chase ensued in the area of Nat Turner Road in Port Warwick. Police say the suspect then began to fire at officers who returned fire.

No one was shot or injured, Police Chief Drew said.

A bystander, who has a concealed carry permit, is said to have confronted the man too, which gave officers enough time to get to him to take him into custody. Chief Drew emphasized that the situation could’ve been much worse if not for the "good Samaritan," because officials say the fugitive was considered “armed and dangerous.”

"He was able to hold him and detain him for a brief second as officers made it up the embankment and took Mr. Coward into custody," Chief Drew said. "I really want to thank the young man that did engage him and assisted the police today. He did an amazing job."



4. VCDL virtual membership meeting on Thursday at 8 pm!

Hey VCDLers!

What's going on in the world of VCDL?

Updates on lawsuits and laws, questions answered LIVE at our VCDL general membership meeting online this Thursday, May 20, at 8pm on the VCDL YouTube channel.

Note: if you want to set a reminder on your calendar, the VCDL general membership meeting is always on the third Thursday of every month at 8 pm.)


5. 2021-2022 VCDL Carry Cards

The VCDL Carry Cards, identifying where in Virginia carrying of firearms is legal (on the front) and the locations where carry is prohibited (on the back), typically come out in early July, once all of the new laws have gone into effect and we have had a chance to get the new cards printed.

If you would like between 1 and 10 newly revised Carry Cards, as fast as we can get them to you, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) and your most generous contribution to:

VCDL Carry Card
c/o VCDL Fulfillment Center
PO Box 254
Garrisonville, VA 22463

Make checks for any contribution payable to: VCDL or VCDL-PAC (whichever you see fit to contribute to)

Please enclose a note with:

1) the number of cards desired

2) an email address and phone number in case there are issues with the mailing, and

3) if you prefer NOT to have a "Guns Save Lives" sticker affixed to your return envelope.

Your SASE with an orange "Guns Save Lives" sticker (unless you opt out of the sticker) and the requested Carry Cards will be sent to you as soon as the cards are available.

NOTE! If you are making a PAC donation, we are required to keep the information requested below, BUT know that your information only goes into our records UNLESS you exceed $100 in donations in the same calendar year (think $100.01 or more). If your donation exceeds $100, we are required to send your information to the State Board of Elections, and they will post it on their publicly available web site.

Name: ____
Street Address: _
City, State, Zip Code: _
Occupation: ____
Employer: __
Place of Employment: _
Contribution Amount: $___
Are you a U.S. Citizen or Have a Valid Green Card: Y N

“Virginia law requires all candidate campaign committees to maintain a record of the name,
mailing address, occupation information (includes type of work, employer and principal place
of business) for each individual who contributes to our committee. Your information will not
be made public if your cumulative contribution is $100 or less for this calendar year.”

6. Important information for serialization for homemade guns

One of our members sent me an email saying that he could not find that it is a legal requirement at the federal level that you serialize a homemade gun before you sell or transfer it, as I had suggested in a previous Update.

Checking with one of our gun attorneys, John Pierce, the member is correct. The BATFE’s statement on serialization of a homemade gun when it is sold or transferred is a suggestion, not a requirement.

That said, John thinks it is a good suggestion. You can serialize the gun yourself (under current law) by simply etching your name, city, state, and a serial number of your choosing on the gun.


7. [WA] Another gun used to save lives

A man started having a violent rampage where he was attacking people with a metal baton. People who tried to intervene to keep crazed man from attacking a grandmother and her young granddaughter were pepper sprayed and hit with the metal baton.

A gun owner shot and killed the attacker.

Armed Washington state man shoots, kills attacker targeting neighbors, police say


8. Video discussing Second Amendment jurisprudence

With the U.S. Supreme Court taking a case dealing with may-issue permits in New York, this video sheds some light on courts and the Second Amendment:



9. USCCA forms a concealed-carry PAC

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association is forming a Political Action Committee (PAC) called the U.S. Concealed Carry Association for Saving Lives. The PAC’s goal will be to get national reciprocity for concealed carry permit holders.

More here:

Fast-growing gun group launches concealed carry super PAC


10. Army soldiers in Kentucky arrested for running guns into Chicago

So, some soldiers in Kentucky decided they wanted to make some money running guns into Chicago. That is illegal and will get them some serious jail time if convicted. These soldiers probably figured they would never get caught and, thus, the serious jail time was not a deterrent.

Unfortunately, shutting these guys down will not lower murders in Chicago, because guns don’t make bad people do bad things. Those bad people will now use some other source for their guns and the murders will continue. Until those bad people are locked away from everyone else or they have a miraculous change of heart, nothing is going to change.

3 Army soldiers charged after guns found at Chicago mass shooting traced to illegal weapons pipeline
 

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Watch the link, read the notes and start planning from #3.

Note #4.

Close attention to BATF activities in #6.

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1. City of Winchester files response to VCDL lawsuit

2. Grand opening of Rapture Tactical in tomorrow (Sat, May 21) in Glen Allen

3. Second Amendment Foundation on 2A First Responders program [VIDEO]

4. Reminder: Do NOT fire a shot in a confrontation unless it is in lawful self-defense

5. Link to watch last night’s membership meeting if you missed it

6. More on serialization of homemade firearms

7. Asian-American group seeks in influence Democrats on gun rights

1. City of Winchester files response to VCDL lawsuit

Winchester has now filed their response to the Court on VCDL’s lawsuit alleging that the City’s park and permitted-event/should-have-been-permitted-event gun bans are unconstitutional.

Predictably, the City is asking the case to be dismissed.

We’ll update you as the case moves forward. The wheels of justice can turn very slowly.


2. Grand opening of Rapture Tactical in tomorrow (Sat, May 21) in Glen Allen

This Saturday, May 22, from 10-5 at TTI Intl there is the Grand Opening of Rapture Tactical.

Owner Mark Clyden will be hosting a Raffle to include a High-Speed Gear Battle belt set up, 1,000 rounds of 9mm and a complete lower.

(TTI owner Rick Carlton and Rapture Tactical owner Mark Clyden are both VCDL supporters.)

Rapture Tactical and TTI Intl are located at:

11233 Washington Hwy, Bldg B
Glen Allen, VA 23059

3. Second Amendment Foundation on 2A First Responders program [VIDEO]

Here is a video where Glen Caroline with the Second Amendment Foundation talks about a new 2A First Responders Program to leverage gun-owners across the country in fighting gun control.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbhp-TBG8G8


4. Reminder: Do NOT fire a shot in a confrontation unless it is in lawful self-defense
While a CHP holder getting arrested for misusing a firearm is rarer than hen’s teeth, it happened in this case in Frederick County.

Notes:

* Never give a statement to the police without a lawyer present. Use the Fifth Amendment until you have representation. Remember to declare that you are invoking the Fifth Amendment before going silent. I’m betting that wasn’t the case here

* If you fire a gun during an altercation (or brandish a gun, for that matter), you need to be in eminent danger of death or grievous bodily injury

* Do NOT fire a warning shot

* Remember, if you are “part of the problem”, i.e., you were in a verbal or physical argument with someone, and suddenly your life is in danger, you MUST retreat as far as you can and indicate you have given up the fight. Only if you can retreat no more and the deadly threat continues, can you then use deadly force to stop the threat. You are considered to have an excuse to use deadly force, but you are not justified, as you would be if you were totally innocent and hadn’t been part of the problem.


https://winchesterstar-va-app.newsmemory.com/?publink=5bc34538d

Gunplay outside bar triggers arrest
By EVAN GOODENOW

The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER— A Strasburg man confessed to firing a gunshot during a fight outside a bar on May 14, police said.
Deputy John T. Fauver of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a criminal complaint that Derek William Lawrance “admitted to firing a shot while males were attemptingto jump him.” The shootingoccurred outside the Blue Fox Billiards, Bar and Grill at 1160 Millwood Pike (U.S. 50) and was called into police at 1:51 a.m.Sheriff Lenny Millhollland said in an email that Lawrance argued with people who had argued with his wife. Millholland didn’t say what the argument was over, but said it was alcohol-related. “Deputies believe the shot he admits firing was not in self-defense,”Millholland said of Lawrance, who has a concealed carry pistol permit.
Lawrance’s Glock semi- automatic pistol used in the shooting was confiscated by police.
Lawrance, 31, of the 700 block of Colley Block Road, was charged with shooting in a public place. He is free on a $1,500 bond and due in Frederick General District Court at 1 p. m. June 14.

5. Link to watch last night’s membership meeting if you missed it

Did you miss last night's VCDL general membership meeting (5/20/21)? Here is the replay! Set your personal calendar to join us on our YouTube channel on the third Thursday of every month at 8pm to participate:

https://youtu.be/s4jVU6C1E60


6. More on serialization of homemade firearms

https://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/can-i-sell-or-give-my-homemade-gun-another-person.htm

The Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) permits an unlicensed individual to make a firearm for personal use, but not for sale or distribution. However, the law does not explicitly preclude an unlicensed person from later selling, giving away, or otherwise transferring a homemade firearm to another person as long as it was originally intended for personal use. A gun explicitly made for personal use can be sold or transferred in the same way that a factory-made firearm of that same class can be sold or transferred.

The Gun Maker's Original Intent

The key in determining whether a homemade gun can be legally sold or transferred rests with knowing the intent of the maker when the gun was first created. Relevant factors in determining the transferor’s intent may include: the length of time between the creation of the firearm and its transfer; the specific reason for the sale or transfer; and whether the maker of the firearm frequently sells or transfers homemade firearms. For example, a time lapse between creation and sale of many years, a reason for sale that has no sinister overtones, and a transfer that is one-in-a-lifetime for the transferor, would indicate an original intent to keep the gun. By contrast, quickly transferring a gun right after its creation, to someone who could not legally possess a firearm, by someone who regularly transfers such guns, would indicate a lack of intent to keep the gun


7. Asian-American group seeks in influence Democrats on gun rights

Music to my ears. More minorities doing this will eventually get the Democrat Party’s attention and hopefully get them onboard with protecting our right to keep and bear arms, instead of trying to destroy it:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/new-asian-american-gun-group-seeks-to-influence-democrats_3821722.html?v=ul

New Asian American Gun Group Seeks to Influence Democrats
BY ZACHARY STIEBER

May 19, 2021 Updated: May 19, 2021
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A new group for Asian American gun owners is seeking to gather liberal-minded folks to influence President Joe Biden and other Democrats.
AAPI GO, or Asian American and Pacific Islander Gun Owners, was founded by Scott Kane, a self-described classically liberal California resident who has voted for Democrats since 2004.
“It’s easy for Democrats and more liberal folks to write off the NRA and the existing gun lobby because they’re so ultra-conservative,” Kane told The Epoch Times.
“But what if there’s a liberal gun owning group out there full of people of color who just recently purchased firearms? Estimates are around something like 4 million new firearm purchases last year, a good chunk of that, according to NSSF, is from minorities, so what if we banded together to show strength in numbers and show the Biden administration that if you ban assault weapons, that’s going to disproportionately affect a good chunk of your voting base,” he added.
“You really want minorities to be put in jail because they legally purchased an AR-15 last year? I think the answer is no.”
The Biden administration has put forward a number of gun control proposals, with some being enacted through executive action. Last month, Biden called for a ban on so-called assault weapons, asserting that “there’s no reason someone needs a weapon of war.”
Gun purchases skyrocketed in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Background checks for guns and gun permits hit a record-high of 4.7 million in March. Some 8.4 million Americans bought guns for the first time last year, according to a National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) analysis of federal data. Women accounted for 40 percent of sales, and purchases by minorities shot up.
The lockdowns and other measures imposed during the pandemic, and the rise in violent crime, contributed to the jump in first-time gun buyers, experts say.
Kane, whose wife is from Dalian, China, recalled walking down the street in San Jose last year when he and his family were harassed by a group in a vehicle. The group said things like “go back to China.” That set him to start thinking about protecting his wife and child, so he went through the lengthy process of getting a gun in California.
Kane ultimately obtained a gun, but not before jumping through hoops, especially after Santa Clara County was locked down and gun stores were deemed unessential.
Kane decided to start a group encouraging safe, responsible gun ownership in the Asian American community. The group will also focus on advocating against policies that members feel are too restrictive.
“I want to make sure that the voices of the AAPI community are heard on this really important issue, especially in a time of crisis where crime is happening every day,” Kane said.
The new group is seeking members and has recently rolled out a new website, with efforts including a podcast that goes over new developments in the gun world and shares stories from gun owners in the Asian American community. Another piece is translating popular videos that break down different aspects of gun ownership and use into various languages, like Chinese, so people who don’t have a good grasp of English can access the information.
AAPI GO describes itself as “liberally partisan.” Kane said he wants people from the left to join, though he’s open to some conservatives becoming part of the group.
Kane also recently formed, in addition to AAPI GO, a political action committee that will lobby for all minority gun owners.
“I’m hoping to organize with not just Asian American gun owners but also black and Latino and any other gun owning groups that are out there,” he said, “and just kind of organize under a political action committee and drive change.”
 

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#4 warrants close attention and a special place in the part of the brain that reminds you to not do something stupid.
 

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Update. Note item 5. Unlawful in GA now. Or soon to be.

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VA-ALERT
1. Time to comment to the BATFE on their proposed gun-serialization regulation

2. Volunteers needed VCDL table at Antique Tractor/Cruise in show in Glen Allen on June 5-6

3. Reminder: VCDL/RRRC pistol shoot coming up on June 12! Prizes needed

4. Volunteers needed VCDL Table at the Chantilly gun show on June 18, 19, and 20

5. Article on Virginia CHP holder holding dangerous criminal until Newport News police arrive

6. Be sure to thank your legislators for good votes during the last General Assembly session

7. Article: Gun Rights Activist Tells Congress Education Can Reduce Shootings, Not More Laws

8. Armed citizen stops attack on Jewish family

9. No ammo, no primers, no problem – introduction to flintlocks

1. Time to comment to the BATFE on their proposed gun-serialization regulation

Gun Owners of America has set up a pre-written letter to be sent to the BATFE on the proposed regulation changing how guns are identified. There are many serious issues with the proposed regulation, including:

* For 80% receivers and other homemade guns, the definition of “readily” in “readily convertible to a firearm” is so vague as to be impossible to know how the BATFE will classify something. The words “arbitrary” and “capricious” come to mind. The BATFE considers a piece of plastic or metal “readily convertible” if a person can make it into a receiver in eight hours in a fully equipped machine shop! That is ridiculous.

* Requiring homemade guns to be serialized when being taken to a gun store to be sold or traded, or to a gunsmith for repair, creates a de facto gun registration for that firearm when the dealer or gunsmith has to log in the gun and serial number into their books. It also raises the cost and extends the time for a homemade gun to be repaired or sold.

* Requiring that FFLs keep their records forever, means that it is guaranteed that the government will get the Form 4473s once a dealer closes its doors for any reason. Those forms contain information that can be used to create a de facto national registry of guns and gun owners.


There is a place for you to type in your own personal comments before GOA’s generic comments on the regulation – take advantage of that. Comments must be on point and no foul language (no matter how deserving) is allowed.

Click here to begin the steps to send your comments.

Click here to watch a video on how to best make your point during federal comment periods.

2. Volunteers needed VCDL table at Antique Tractor/Cruise in show in Glen Allen on June 5-6

We need volunteers for the VCDL table at the 2nd Annual Antique Tractors and Cruise-In Car Show at Gilmanor Farms in Glen Allen Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6. This is an opportunity to speak to prospective VCDL members and VA-ALERT subscribers who don't normally attend gun shows, but are as passionate and concerned about gun rights as we are. This is a great opportunity for active members who are either first-time or experienced event volunteers.

We need two volunteers for each shift:

Saturday, 8am-12pm
Sunday, 8am-12pm and 12pm-4pm

Register on the VCDL website (https://vcdl.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1524677&group=) or email Rowley Molina ([email protected]).


3. Reminder: VCDL/RRRC pistol shoot coming up on June 12! Prizes needed

The VCDL/Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club Pistol Shoot on June 12, 2021

Registration for this event is now open. Advance registration is requested so proper purchases of food and needed supplies will be on hand for the shoot.

Registration at the shoot will start at 9 AM SHARP.

To register for this fun match or for more information on the event, please click here: RRRC June 2021 VCDL Benefit Pistol Match Registration | PractiScore


Prizes are still NEEDED for this event!

There will be a drawing for a S&W M & P9 Shield 9MM Pistol--AND a M&P Branded OD Bug Out Bag; OD face mask; First aid kit; 5 Mags(1--7 Rd and 4--8 Rd).

SPECIAL NOTE: Drawing tickets are $10.00 each and may ONLY be purchased at this event!

This prize was donated by: DENNIS ROBB; ROBB WEAPONS LLC; Alexandria VA 22310; FFL: 1-54-24357; Cellphone 571-318-9157 from 5:30-10 PM.

As always, ALL Federal and State laws will be followed for the winner of this prize.


4. Volunteers needed VCDL Table at the Chantilly gun show on June 18, 19, and 20

Be a VCDL Volunteer, take 1 of 6 shifts at the Chantilly gun show on June 18, 19, and 20, to distribute literature, sign up new members and get into the show for free, email [email protected]


5. Article on Virginia CHP holder holding dangerous criminal until Newport News police arrive

I am in contact with the CHP holder in this story. He is currently not commenting publicly as he cooperates with the police in this case.

A video recording confirmed the event.

Watch a Dramatic Use of a Gun in Self-Defense That Didn’t Make News

https://www.heritage.org/firearms/commentary/watch-dramatic-use-gun-self-defense-didnt-make-news


6. Be sure to thank your legislators for good votes during the last General Assembly session

It is important that we call our legislators and complain when they vote wrong, but it is just as important that we contact them to thank them for voting correctly. This reminds them that you are fair minded and that you are watching what they do. It also allows you to build some sort of relationship with them.

Case in point, one of our members contacted Democrat Delegate Roslyn Tyler to thank her for her 100% pro-gun voting record this year. Tyler’s aide seemed taken aback, as people usually don’t call to say thank you.

Let’s build strong bridges with our legislators whenever possible. We can never have too many allies.


7. Article: Gun Rights Activist Tells Congress Education Can Reduce Shootings, Not More Laws


VCDL GSL-sticker front and center in photo with the article.

Gun Rights Activist Tells Congress Education Can Reduce Shootings, Not More Laws

https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/gun-rights-activist-tells-congress-education-can-reduce-shootings-not-more-laws_3825171.html


8. Armed citizen stops attack on Jewish family

Armed Citizen Intervenes, Saves Jewish Family from Alleged Attack

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/22/armed-citizen-intervenes-saves-jewish-family-from-alleged-attack/


9. No ammo, no primers, no problem – introduction to flintlocks

A thought on how to have fun at the range, even during these times where ammunition and primers are hard to find and expensive when you do find them.

https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/no-ammo-no-primers-no-problem-introduction-to-flintlocks
 

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New info. Good Shoot Down in primary. See #1.

Note #2, VCDL has made the big time.

#10 has video. Robbery, 3 go in, 0 come out.

If you don't want to read it here-- https://vcdl.org/mpage/VCDLUpdate060921

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Virginia Citizens Defense League
Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself
VA-ALERT
1. Mr. Gun Control, Delegate Mark Levine, loses his bid for Lt. Gov. AND loses his seat in the General Assembly!

2. Gun controller, Lori Haas with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), crosses a legal line, calling VCDL a “Domestic Terror Organization”

3. Pistol braces – Biden’s way of making millions of gun owners into felons

4. Help needed: Richmond Gun Show June 25 and 26

5. 2021-2022 VCDL Carry Cards available now

6. Surprise! Under anti-gun Democrat leadership in Virginia, homicide at highest level in TWO DECADES

7. Shooting Day event in Norfolk to bring more minorities into the fold

8. Article on implications of California’s “Assault Weapon” ban being struck down

9. [CA] Worth noting: a gun-control bill in California fails to pass with bi-partisan opposition

10. Analysis of security footage showing two self-defense shootings

1. Mr. Gun Control, Delegate Mark Levine, loses his bid for Lt. Gov. AND loses his seat in the General Assembly!

Great news: Virginia gun-control groups just took it on the chin.

Delegate Mark Levine, who has centered his political career around pushing gun-control, just got a pink slip from Democrat voters. Not only was he not selected to be the Democrat Lt. Governor candidate, he lost his seat in the House of Delegates! It wasn’t even close in either election.

In a flyer before the primary, he told voters they could vote for him twice – once for each position. In the end he couldn’t even get them to vote for him once! ;-)

Levine didn’t just vote wrong, otherwise his loss wouldn’t be a big deal He was a gun-control leader, as he introduced gun-control bills, such as last year’s “Assault Weapon” ban, magazine-size limitation, and suppressor ban. He also is responsible for this year’s bills to ban guns within 40 feet of a polling place, and to ban guns in the General Assembly and other state government buildings. He was constantly campaigning on gun control and was the star player for the gun grabbers. That why the Dark Side is stinging from the loss.

But Levine just found out the hard way that gun control isn’t a winning game-plan. He wasn’t paying attention as new demographics started becoming gun owners due to Democrat policies, such as defunding the police and looking the other way as people are beat and killed during riots.

I will miss his hilarious attempts to explain things related to guns, such as when he tried, hopelessly, to explain what an “Assault Weapon” is last year. All he did was make it clear that he had no idea what his bill was actually banning.

The look on his face was priceless last year when his “Assault Weapon” ban died in the Senate and the room exploded in cheers behind him while he was standing at the committee podium.

Yeah, I’ll miss him, but I’ll get over it. ;-)


2. Gun controller, Lori Haas with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), crosses a legal line, calling VCDL a “Domestic Terror Organization”

If you accuse a person (even a public figure) or an organization of a crime, you had best have solid proof of such a thing or you could face legal consequences.

For example, if I say that I think John Doe is a horrible comedian, that’s fine. I’m entitled to my opinion. But if I said he is smuggling cocaine, that would be an entirely different matter unless I had proof (a previous conviction for drug smuggling, an admission in some public forum of such activities, etc.).

In a press release, Lori Haas with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), wrote this about VCDL:

“Now is not the time to go back. Virginia cannot afford to elect Glenn Youngkin and his outdated and harmful stance on gun violence. His willingness to say anything for a vote is deeply troubling, as we’ve already seen him cozying up to those with deep ties to those at the forefront of the insurrectionist movement, like Senator Amanda Chase and the domestic terror organization, the Virginia Citizens Defense League.” (https://www.csgv.org/terry-mcauliffe-elected-as-democratic-gubernatorial-candidate/)

VCDL has suffered the slings and arrows of the gun grabbers for decades, but I must say that this accusation is a first for VCDL. Consider just for a moment how “over the top” that accusation is.

Being a “domestic terror organization” is a crime and has the following FBI definition:

“Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature.” (https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/terrorism)

VCDL has never even been accused of being involved with or committing any kind of violence, much less a violent criminal act. In fact, VCDL had the single largest gun right rally in the nation last year and not a single act of violence or any other criminality arose from it. We got accolades for leaving Richmond cleaner than it was before our event.

Why would Lori say such a contemptible thing?

It sounds to me that Lori is feeling her gun-control agenda is in severe jeopardy, especially with the twin loss of her key ally in the General Assembly, Delegate Mark Levine – who was crushed in his run for Lt. Governor and in his effort to keep his seat in the House of Delegates. And Lori is probably concerned about VCDL’s continued success and growth.

For Lori, the ends justifies the means. She has to stop VCDL, even if she has to defame us to do so.

Lori Haas and CSGV owes VCDL a public apology for, and a retraction of, the false, completely baseless, and legally libelous accusation that VCDL is a domestic terrorist organization.


3. Pistol braces – Biden’s way of making millions of gun owners into felons

Having look at the proposed criteria of what makes a short-barreled rifle vs a handgun with a pistol brace, it is virtually impossible for a citizen to know if his gun is in compliance with the law. That confusion is exactly what the gun-grabbers are counting on, of course.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bidens-gun-confiscation-scheme-millions-firearm-owners-may-soon-become-felons/

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/breaking-doj-announces-proposed-rule-to-regulate-braced-pistols-as-sbrs-under-the-nfa/


4. Help needed: Richmond Gun Show June 25, 26, and 27

The next Richmond gun show is scheduled for the June 25th, 26th & 27that the same location as the last show, The Brook Run Shopping Center (the old Martins grocery store) at 5620 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227.

Just like the show in May, the show dates were expanded to include Friday so this promises to be a very busy show.

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 all shifts.

Friday, June 25th afternoon shift: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, June 26th morning shift: 8:00am – 12:30pm
Saturday, June 26th afternoon shift: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, June 27th morning shift: 8:00am – 12:30pm
Sunday, June 27th afternoon shift: 12:30pm – 5:00pm

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

Contact either of the VCDL Richmond Gun Show Coordinators, Dave Eckart John Gosney at: [email protected]


5. 2021-2022 VCDL Carry Cards available now

The VCDL Carry Cards, identifying where in Virginia carrying of firearms is legal (on the front) and the locations where carry is prohibited (on the back), typically come out in early July, once all of the new laws have gone into effect and we have had a chance to get the new cards printed.

If you would like between 1 and 10 newly revised Carry Cards, as fast as we can get them to you, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) and your most generous contribution to:

VCDL Carry Card
c/o VCDL Fulfillment Center
PO Box 254
Garrisonville, VA 22463

Make checks for any contribution payable to: VCDL or VCDL-PAC (whichever you see fit to contribute to)

Please enclose a note with:

1) the number of cards desired

2) an email address and phone number in case there are issues with the mailing, and

3) if you prefer NOT to have a "Guns Save Lives" sticker affixed to your return envelope.

Your SASE with an orange "Guns Save Lives" sticker (unless you opt out of the sticker) and the requested Carry Cards will be sent to you as soon as the cards are available.



NOTE! If you are making a PAC donation, we are required to keep the information requested below, BUT know that your information only goes into our records UNLESS you exceed $100 in donations in the same calendar year (think $100.01 or more). If your donation exceeds $100, we are required to send your information to the State Board of Elections, and they will post it on their publicly available web site.

Name: ____
Street Address: _
City, State, Zip Code: _
Occupation: ____
Employer: __
Place of Employment: _
Contribution Amount: $___
Are you a U.S. Citizen or Have a Valid Green Card: Y N

“Virginia law requires all candidate campaign committees to maintain a record of the name,
mailing address, occupation information (includes type of work, employer and principal place
of business) for each individual who contributes to our committee. Your information will not
be made public if your cumulative contribution is $100 or less for this calendar year.”


6. Surprise! Under anti-gun Democrat leadership in Virginia, homicide at highest level in TWO DECADES

Well, let’s look at the policies of the Democrats who are in control of the Commonwealth:

  • Restrict the rights of gun owners to defend themselves from violent criminals
  • Defund the police and foment hatred of the police
  • Restrict police response to crime
  • Coddle criminals
  • Easy bail
  • Make excuses / turn a blind eye on riots and other mayhem

Gee, what could go wrong? Thank you, Democrat leadership!

https://www.virginiamercury.com/blog-va/homicides-in-virginia-hit-highest-levels-in-two-decades/


7. Shooting Day event in Norfolk to bring more minorities into the fold

When/Where: To celebrate Juneteenth, Superior Pawn in Norfolk is going to have a Community Shoot on 6/19/2021. This will be a two-part event.

Part 1: From 8 am to 10 am, before the store opens, will be an orientation for new shooters and women shooters.

Part 2: From 10 am to 2 pm there will be a discounted rate for shooters, 10.00 per lane.

Instructors are lined up to assist new shooters and one of the candidates running for state office (Lawrence J. Mason) in that district has committed to attend.

Lawrence will be handing out VCDL materials at the event.

Location:

Superior Pawn and Gun
805 W. Little Creek Road
Norfolk, VA 23506

More information, email: [email protected]


8. Article on implications of California’s “Assault Weapon” ban being struck down


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/08/california-assault-weapons-ban-struck-down-explained


And the Dark Side is going to strike back:

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-06-05/after-judge-overturns-california-assault-weapons-ban-state-officials-vow-to-fight-back


9. [CA] Worth noting: a gun-control bill in California fails to pass with bi-partisan opposition

No wonder the gun-grabbers are feeling a little insecure. The shift toward gun rights is even being seen in California:

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/a-sign-of-things-to-come-gun-control-bill-fails-to-pass-in-california/


10. Analysis of security footage showing two self-defense shootings

Both happened in Brazil, but the analysis would be the same regardless of location:

https://www.concealednation.org/2021/06/store-owner-shoots-and-kills-3-armed-robbers-in-same-store-where-his-father-was-gunned-down-during-robbery/

https://www.concealednation.org/2021/06/armed-citizen-had-gun-ready-makes-easy-work-of-3-armed-attackers/
 

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Know Your Enemy
Lori Haas
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Virginia State Director
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

She may be a fine Lady and just misdirected in her stand.

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New gun related laws in effect as of today.

Side note-- growing your own dope is legal.

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1. New gun laws effective July 1

2. Help needed: Richmond gun show on July 10-11

3. VCDL/GOA bump stock lawsuit headed for an En Banc hearing in the 6th Circuit

4. Keeping an eye out: Northam calls yet another special session of the General Assembly for August

5. Portsmouth City Councilman Whitaker is once again pushing gun control

6. Fairfax County School Board wants gun bans and parental requirements

7. [CO] Reminder about the danger in the immediate aftermath of a defensive shooting

8. [TX] Reminder about holding a criminal at gun point

9. Biden gets four Pinocchios for lies in recent gun control statement

10. Gun controllers try to pull a fast one on blocked firearms sales statistics

1. New gun laws effective July 1

On July 1, the following laws become effective:

  • No carry in Capitol Square, the Capitol, or the General Assembly building
  • No carry in state government buildings
  • No carry within 40 feet of a polling place
  • No carry at some school board buildings if they have such a policy
  • Gun stores must wait for up to 5 days, instead of 3 days, for an approval before completing the sale of a firearm


2. Help needed: Richmond gun show on July 10-11

Help needed: Richmond Gun Show on July 10 - 11.
The next gun show is scheduled for the July 10th & 11th at the Richmond Raceway, 600 East Laburnam Avenue, Richmond Va 23222.

This show will have 800 tables, no occupancy limits and no time slots so this promises to be a very busy show indeed!

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 all shifts.

Saturday, July 10th morning shift: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday, July 10th afternoon shift: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, July 11th morning shift: 10:00am – 1:30pm
Sunday, July 11th afternoon shift: 1:30pm – 5:00pm

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


Contact either of the VCDL Richmond Gun Show Coordinators, John Gosney or Dave Eckart at: [email protected].


3. VCDL/GOA bump stock lawsuit headed for an En Banc hearing in the 6th Circuit

https://www.ammoland.com/2021/06/sixth-circuits-grants-doj-en-banc-rehearing-in-goas-bump-stock-case


4. Keeping an eye out: Northam calls yet another special session of the General Assembly for August

Northam has yet again called for a special session of the General Assembly. The session will convene on August 2.

Guns are not supposed to be on the agenda, and they may not be with statewide elections this November 2, but we will be watching like a hawk for any gun bills, nonetheless.


5. Portsmouth City Councilman Whitaker is once again pushing gun control

Portsmouth City Councilman, and convicted felon, Mark Whitaker is again pushing gun control as a solution to violence through the misuse of firearms. He actually said that members of the NRA are part of the problem of violence in Portsmouth because they “support gun rights”!

Council has not acted on his comments, be we need to keep our ears open.

Whitaker’s disgusting comments are at 1:22:00 into this video: https://youtu.be/4GaO2QygOdI


6. Fairfax County School Board wants gun bans and parental requirements

Remember when the Fairfax County School Board didn’t even want School Resource officers to be armed? Well, they continue to prove that there is no limit to their foolishness.

The school board seems to have an inflated belief in their importance, to the point that they are demanding general gun-control. They want a ban on semi-automatic rifles and homemade guns, among other gun control.

But the school board also wants parents to sign a form where parents acknowledge a legal obligation to store firearms in a safe manner and acknowledge the importance of asking other parents in homes their children visit about how their firearms are stored!

There is no indication what the school board will do with parents who refuse to sign that form or send It back unsigned with a photo of a hand with an erect middle finger.

A good reminder for you to vote in ALL elections, including the school board.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/school-board-members-want-public-schools-to-push-for-gun-bans-requirements-for-parents


7. [CO] Reminder about the danger in the immediate aftermath of a defensive shooting

This is a particularly sad case out of Colorado. An armed citizen came to the aid of a police officer that had been shot by a violent criminal. As the criminal returned to his vehicle to fetch another firearm in preparation to murder more people, the armed citizen shot and killed him.

An arriving officer then shot and killed the armed citizen by mistake.

As I have stated in the past, coming to the aid of a police officer can be extremely dangerous, as other arriving officers won’t have any idea who you are. The same is true if you are involved in regular self-defense shooting. NEVER ASSUME THE POLICE KNOW YOU ARE THE GOOD GUY! Never be holding any firearm or other weapon in your hands when the police arrive. You might want to preemptively put both your empty hands up in the air. Assume that you will be considered the perpetrator, ordered to the ground, and handcuffed. Comply with all orders without question or hesitation. Things will get straightened out when you have a chance to talk to the police in a more controlled environment.

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2292075486109/arvada-police-release-video-of-ambush-in-olde-town-confirm-samaritan-shot-by-officer


8. [TX] Reminder about holding a criminal at gun point

Cliff’s Notes: In this case two armed parents in Texas chase after a man who was peeping in on their 10-year-old daughter in her room. They eventually catch the man and the wife holds him at gun point while the father calls the police. The criminal manages to grab the wife’s gun and the father is forced to shoot the bad guy to protect his wife.

It is very dangerous to hold a criminal at gun point. That said, it might not be avoidable. While holding a criminal at gun point, remember what makes a firearm such a superb defensive weapon: you can extend lethal force from a safe distance. Do NOT hold a criminal at gun point unless you are outside his “grab” or “jump and grab” range. If you can get him to lay face down on the ground with his hands away from his body, that is helpful, but still keep your distance. And you must be prepared for him to NOT follow your instructions, even at gun point.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/texas-dad-shoots-peeping-tom


9. Biden gets four Pinocchios for lies in recent gun control statement

Gun-controllers: if you don’t laugh at them, you’ll cry. In one breath you hear Biden say that AR-15s are “weapons of war” that should not be on our streets. In the next breath he says that AR-15s would be totally useless in a war. Biden says you would need to have an F15 and a few atomic bombs to go with it to take on a tyrannical government. Or, maybe, you could just fire two shotgun blasts into the air?

Biden told so many lies that even the Washington Post could not ignore it and was forced to give Biden a nice, matching collection of not one, not two, not three, but four Pinocchios!

Coverage of Biden’s most recent follies:

WaPo nails Biden with four Pinocchios on 2nd Amendment: 'Everything in that statement is wrong'
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-canon-2nd-amendment-wrong


Biden to gun owners: If you want to take on the U.S. government, you'd better have F-15s and nukes
https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2021/06/23/biden-to-gun-owners-if-you-want-to-take-on-the-u-s-government-youd-better-have-f-15s-and-nukes-n398599


Joe Biden almost finds the right target in gun debate
https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2021/06/24/joe-biden-almost-finds-the-right-target-in-gun-debate-n398638


Firearms Industry Responds To Biden's Bizarre Gun Speech
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2N4KVYou-6g


Sorry Joe, But the Second Amendment Does Not Limit The Kinds of Guns Americans Can Own
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/sorry-joe-but-the-second-amendment-does-not-limit-the-kinds-of-guns-americans-can-own/


10. Gun controllers try to pull a fast one on blocked firearms sales statistics

Gun-grabbers cannot get what they want without deceit. Dan Wos explains how Everytown for Gun Safety uses illegal aliens to greatly exaggerate NICS stopping criminals from getting guns. The actual number of criminals stopped from getting a gun by NICS is miniscule, so…

https://www.ammoland.com/2021/06/illegal-aliens-used-inflate-blocked-gun-sales-stats/
 

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Some damn crazy people up there in the blue counties. We are right behind you and catching up. We do have Preemption for now at least. We here in Georgia may have to fight harder to keep what we got than what we don't. For now anyway.
 

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More stuff going on at the City/County level. Read it all but note items 1, 4, 5, and 7.

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1. FBI data shows mass shootings are 10 times lower than what the media is reporting

2. VCDL to have table at Louisa bowling pin shoot to benefit suicide prevention and awareness council

3. Help needed: Harrisonburg gun show on July 17-18

4. An idea on responding to the attack on gun owners by the Fairfax County School Board

5. Reminder to not talk to police until you have counsel after a self-defense shooting

6. [SC] Congresswoman carries a gun “everywhere I go” after home vandalized

7. [TX] Road rage shooting leaves motorcyclist dead

8. I like this idea: West Virginia removes tax on firearms and ammo!

9. [SATIRE] Thanks goodness for the bump stock ban! [VIDEO]

10. John Stossel: the right to keep and bear arms

11. Norfolk to do a study on the misuse of firearms to commit murders in the City


1. FBI data shows mass shootings are 10 times lower than what the media is reporting

I hope the mainstream media isn’t confused about why no one trusts them any more. Just another in a long list of examples:

https://www.ammoland.com/2021/07/fbi-data-number-mass-shootings-10-times-lower-than-media-reports/


More on the baloney the media and some government officials put out:

https://www.ammoland.com/2021/07/media-malpractice-in-2021/#axzz6zlwkhmXF

2. VCDL to have table at Louisa bowling pin shoot to benefit suicide prevention and awareness council

VCDL will have a table at the next bowling pin shoot at Todd Freeman’s range in Louisa County on Saturday, July 24. The proceeds from the shoot will be given to the Suicide Prevention and Awareness Council & the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition.

This is more fun than a barrel of monkeys, with usually around 50 to 60 shooters. Besides having fun, you WILL find these matches challenging, as Virginia has its share of excellent shooters.

There are six tables, each set up with 5 bowling pins. The person who puts all 5 pins in the dirt first, wins the round. You will compete against shooters with guns of similar calibers. All handguns are welcome and should be in zipped bags or secured in a holster. Bring lots of ammo and money! Lunch (hot dogs) is provided. Bring your hearing and eye protection.

Shotgun can be used in rounds later in the day. Shotguns can only be used with light #8 loads.

Each round is $5. The winner of the round gets $10 or just bragging rights (the usual choice).

EM Brandy Polanowski and her husband, Todd Polanowski, set up the VCDL table and run it during the matches. Thanks, Brandy and Todd!

When:

Saturday, July 24, 2021. Shooter’s meeting at 9 AM. Shooting starts at 10 AM and ends sometime in the afternoon.

Location:

5672 Bibb Store Road
Louisa, VA 23093

Todd has a fantastic range set up and I’m green with envy. ;-)

For directions or questions, call Jim Scites (703) 498-0607.

3. Help needed: Harrisonburg gun show on July 17-18


VCDL Members in the
Harrisonburg Area
VCDL needs your help at the Gun Show
July 17-18, 2021
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
You've wanted to do more in the fight to defend and protect your Second Amendment Rights in Virginia.
Here's your opportunity to work with Virginia's premier grassroots defender of your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Volunteer a few hours Saturday July 17 and/or Sunday July 18 talking to show goers about the challenges that face our Rights.

No gun show experience is necessary. First-timers are needed and very welcome. There will be someone to help you on every shift.

Scheduled Volunteers will be admitted free.
Many vendors offer VCDL volunteers discounts.

IT'S OUR TIME TO RISE UP AND BE HEARD!

For details about the volunteer schedule contact:

Jim Kizer, Harrisonburg Gun Show Coordinator, at -[email protected]


4. An idea on responding to the attack on gun owners by the Fairfax County School Board

From a VCDL member in reference to the Fairfax County School Board pushing a gun-control agenda and requiring parents to sign a form where parents acknowledge a legal obligation to store firearms in a safe manner and acknowledge the importance of asking other parents in homes their children visit about how their firearms are stored.

“My plan, and I live in Fairfax County and have two kids there, is to send the form back unsigned with an orange GUNS SAVE LIVES sticker affixed.”

Ah, to be a fly on the wall when the school board sees a flood of those stickers coming in from all of you Fairfax County parents! ;-)

5. Reminder to not talk to police until you have counsel after a self-defense shooting

From time to time I like to remind everyone not to talk to the police, with the exception of pointing out evidence and witnesses, if you are involved in a self-defense shooting until after you have a lawyer present. Let the police know you’ll be cooperating once you have legal representation and that you are invoking your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. Important: you must specifically say you are invoking the Fifth Amendment before going silent.

6. [SC] Congresswoman carries a gun “everywhere I go” after home vandalized

It’s unfortunate that it took getting her South Carolina home vandalized before Congresswoman Nancy Mace woke up to the importance of carrying a gun for self-defense. But she did wake up and that’s a good thing. If more of our legislators carried guns, they’d get a real education on the importance of gun rights and would learn the truth about guns and gun ownership.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/congresswoman-nancy-mace-reveals-she-carries-a-gun-everywhere-i-go-after-her-home-was-vandalized

7. [TX] Road rage shooting leaves motorcyclist dead

As part of a road-rage incident, a teenage motorcyclist blocked traffic with his bike, approached an SUV, and pointed a gun at the driver. Unfortunately for the biker, an armed gun owners was driving the SUV and he fatally shot the biker to protect himself and his children, who were in the car with him.

Note how it really helped that the SUV driver was the first to call police.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/road-rage-shooting-death-texas

8. I like this idea: West Virginia removes tax on firearms and ammo!

This is a good idea for Virginia, too, if elections go well this year (November 2, 2021).

https://www.wowktv.com/news/west-virginia/guns-and-ammo-now-tax-free-in-west-virginia/amp/

9. [SATIRE] Thanks goodness for the bump stock ban! [VIDEO]

Without bump stocks those evil gun-owners can’t fire their AR-15s faster! Uh, oh, wait…

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xvpwZDIwCdg


10. John Stossel: the right to keep and bear arms

John tells it like it is:

https://pjmedia.com/columns/john-stossel/2021/06/30/the-right-to-bear-arms-n1458324

11. Norfolk to do a study on the misuse of firearms to commit murders in the City

Gun control will not lower crime, because gun ownership is not the problem. If it was, Norfolk, for example, would have similar percentages of people, regardless of race or gender, being murdered through the misuse of firearms. But that’s not even close to what the numbers show.

In this story from WTKR there is a chart on “fatal shooting victims” covering 30 years of data. It’s quite possible that the chart includes suicides and even self-defense shootings, that’s not clear.

Cliff’s Notes: 77% of fatal shooting victims are black males. For white males, the number is 11.1%. For Hispanic males, it is 0.6%, and 0.3% for Asian males. For women: 8.4% are black, 2.1% are white, 0.2% are Asian, and 0% are Hispanic.

Guns are equally available to all races and genders, but the misuse of those guns is not equal.

Story: https://www.wtkr.com/news/norfolk-police-chief-launches-research-to-address-impact-of-gun-violence-in-hampton-roads
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Note # 4 and #5. Reasonable chance South Africa report will happen here. I suspect some are thinking NFW, more are thinking way too unlikely and a couple yeah, come on, get it done.

Nemo

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NOTICE: We had a server problem yesterday and not everyone got the alerts. If you did NOT get alerts on July 13, especially the one on Surry County trying to pass gun control, click here and here to read them.

1. U.S. 4th Circuit Court rules that 18-20 year-olds have right to purchase handguns from dealers
2. VCDL president to speak at Republican meeting in Orange County on Wed, July 21
3. VCDL membership meeting in Loudoun County on August 11
4. Documentaries on two of the great firearm designers – Browning and Manton
5. South Africans are now using their sporting and hunting guns to repel violent mobs from their neighborhoods

1. U.S. 4th Circuit Court rules that 18-20 year-olds have right to purchase handguns from dealers

The ruling will almost certainly be appealed by the U.S. Department of Justice, with a stay on the ruling put in place in the meantime.
https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/federal-appeals-court-shoots-down-laws-barring-handgun-sales-to-18-to-20-year-olds/article_b3e16379-0054-5bcb-95f7-a7a21b777af9.html

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/13/federal-appeals-court-handgun-purchase-ban-for-18-20-year-olds-unconstitutional/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/07/13/federal-court-restricting-handgun-purchases-to-those-under-21-is-unconstitutional-n2592463

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/appeals-court-guns-secondamendment/2021/07/13/id/1028500/

2. VCDL president to speak at Republican meeting in Orange County on Wed, July 21

I will be the guest speaker at the Orange County Republican Committee meeting on July 21, which starts at 7pm.
The meeting is open to the public.
Location:
Silk Mill and Grill
101 Woodmark St.
Orange, VA 22906
If you can, come out and show support!

3. VCDL membership meeting in Loudoun County on August 11

As things continue opening up, VCDL is going to have in-person meetings again. (YEAH!)
One of the first ones will be on Wednesday, August 11, at:
The Bungalow Lakehouse
46116 Lake Center Plaza
Sterling, VA 20165
Traditionally, we'd hold the meeting first and afterwards head off to a restaurant to eat. This time, we are going to do things a little different. If you plan on eating, please come between 6:30pm and 7:00pm. The meeting will begin at 8pm.
VCDL membership meetings are open to the public, so bring along family and friends!
We will announce more in-person meetings in the future and we will continue to have the LIVE online meetings on the third Thursday of every month on the VCDL YouTube channel atYouTube.com/c/VirginiaCitizensDefenseLeague

4. Documentaries on two of the great firearm designers – Browning and Manton

Joseph Manton was a British gunmaker in the early 1800s who produced extremely high-quality firearms and invented many key improvements to firearm design and technology. It is also a story of rags to riches, and back to rags, unfortunately.
Manton - Master Gun Maker
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sn1EI8RqTq4
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John Moses Browning – need I say more about this incredible genius?
American Gunmaker John Moses Browning
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9vXhtPdTGWY
Thanks to Michael C. for the links.

5. South Africans are now using their sporting and hunting guns to repel violent mobs from their neighborhoods

This item emphasizes why we must never, ever surrender our right to keep and bear arms in both Virginia and the United States.
Violent political unrest, including looting, riots, and murders has a grip on South Africa, where the government has been trying to pass some extreme gun-control to disarm the populace.
The police haven’t been particularly good at intervening in the violence, so innocent citizens are having to take control using their own firearms. The South Africans are forming local militias.
The citizens are even supplying ammunition to the police and military, who are in desperate need of the ammunition. But, everyone is running low on ammunition. What’s saving the day is that South Africans can legally reload ammunition. Reloading, too, would become illegal if the new gun-control bill passes.
Here is a video report from South Africa [a few words of strong language]:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raFZNEXb7hM
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Note # 4 and #5. Reasonable chance South Africa report.will happen here. I suspect some are thinking NFW, more are thinking way too unlikely and a couple yeah, come on, get it done.

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#5 Concerns me. I still think we got time to fix the mess if not then yes it's coming and no I'm not rooting for it. Only fools would do that.

#4 I see no relevancy in this to the modern age of firearms. 😁

PS Great video.
 

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BBC says 800 jailed and 72 dead as of yesterday. AlJazeera says 1700 arrested.
 

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See, local action works when needed. Y'all get a bit more organizing and recruiting done down there.

Nemo

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Your emails and calls worked! The Surry County Board of Supervisors member Michael Drewry, who has been very responsive to those contacting him and was one of the signatories on 2A resolution back in 2019, sent this to J. Templin:
I just received this email from the county administrator:
“I will be putting out a notice that the Board of Supervisors has cancelled the public hearing on August 5th. Per legal counsel, a notice on the website suffices for cancellation. Should time permits, I will also place a notice in the paper for next week that it has been cancelled.”
I will check next week to see if such is followed through. Thank you again for your input.
Michael Drewry

This does not necessarily mean Surry County is out of the woods just yet. They could call for another hearing down the road, so we will just have to keep our eyes open. But for now, good work, VCDL! And thanks to Supervisor Drewry for being responsive and keeping us informed.

NOW WE NEED TO FOCUS ON ALBEMARLE COUNTY
 
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