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Virginians, Stand up and pay attention

Discussion in 'Activism' started by ZeSpectre, Jan 9, 2008.

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  1. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Member

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    I'm aiming this specifically at Virginians, we need to GET active and STAY active! Please write your representatives and let them know how you feel. Please join the VCDL for Lobby Day! (www.vcdl.org)

    If nothing else send in some $$$ and join the VCDL and give 'em some leverage to work with.

    As for those of you not in Virginia, take heed! This sort of stuff is most likely going on in YOUR STATE as well weather you know it or not.

    From the VCDL Newsletter...

     
  2. zoom6zoom

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    I'll be there.
    Roll call! Stand and be counted!
     
  3. ZeSpectre

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    See you there Zoom6Zoom!
     
  4. learn2shoot

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    I am pissed off at Dave Marsden. He was campaigning for office and came to my door and into my home. He looked me in the eyes and told me that he believed that the gun laws in VA were at a good place and would not make a move one way or the other for ANY new law... yet he has placed two laws into the hopper.

    I plan on making it to the Lobby day on the 21st so I can let him know I am upset with him for lying to my face (plus to meet with other legislators). As long as the inlaws are not in town I plan on being there...
     
  5. herohog

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    I'll be there the 21st and am bringing a new friend I made working the VCDL booth at the gun shows!

    Look for the guy in the blue wheelchair wearing a VT hat with a "Guns Save Lives" button on it!
     
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    Ok,

    I have made up my mind to be there as well. Anyone dressing up in a suit or something like that? I figured Business Casual would work for me.
     
  7. ZeSpectre

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    I'm thinking upscale casual. Maybe a sports coat.
     
  8. ZeSpectre

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    Information has been updated on the VCDL page (www.vcdl.org)

    More details at this link

    There is, of course, no formal dress code but we're encouraging folks to dress a little upscale if they can. Still we'd rather have you there in old jeans and a T-Shirt than not at all.

    If you have a CCW permit then concealed carry IS ALLOWED and since showing that gun owners are responsible (even when they actually have <gasp> real guns on them) is part of the point you might want to consider carry (again, if you have a valid CCW permit).
     
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  9. Tin Gizel

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    I'm trying to get off of work, if I can, me and the old lady will be there.
     
  10. herohog

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    No Camo Please!!!!!
     
  11. ZeSpectre

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    How about it Virginians? I hate to be pushy but now is one of those times to stand and be counted!
     
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    Ditto on the "No Camo". Here's some other things to leave at home for this event:

    • They can have this gun when they pry it...
    • There's a place for all God's creatures next to the potatos and gravy
    • OVERALLS
    • Confederate Flags
    • T-shirts
    • Jeans with holes in them

    Bring your "Guns Save Lives" buttons. I have a bunch, and will be bringing some spares.
    Dress in business casual if you can, or a suit.
     
  13. ZeSpectre

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    We NEED to make a strong showing...PLEASE!
     
  14. herohog

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    Introduce yerselves...

    I'll be the 50 year old guy in the blue wheelchair wearing a VT hat with Guns Save Lives on it. Introduce yerself with yer handle from hear. It'll be great to meet ya!

    OB guns: I'll probably be discreetly packing a .380 in my black leather vest.
     
  15. Debunk Brady

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    The one that concerns me most is 592.

    Let me ask, since I am shamefully uneducated on the how state governments run, can you tack on riders? And if so, couldn't we get someone on our side to tack on a rider that says something to the effect of "no gun registry shall be kept by state government, any document identifying the purchaser of a weapon must be destroyed within two days of the date of sale..." etc. If no records were kept of the individual sales (or any other sale), that would take the teeth out of most of the threat, IMO.

    Also, how does a background check work for an individual sale? Do individuals have access to something sufficient, or would this just essentially ban individual sales?
     
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    Evening all, I have a question. I see that this starts at 10am, but how long does it run? My wife works that day and I've got my kiddo, so I can only be there for a few hours or so. Is it still worth coming out?

    Pat
     
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    It will be over at 12 as I recall... either way, YES! PLEASE come! Every body counts!
     
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    The wife and I will be there.
     
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    I am bringing a friend of mine along.
     
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    I got the day off and will be there with my old lady.

    Nothing can stop us now. (knocking on wood)
     
  21. ZeSpectre

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    Going to bed early so I can get an early start.
    DAMN it's cold outside tonight (just went and filled the truck up).
     
  22. ZeSpectre

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    Be proud, we had a pretty good turnout (I would estimate 200-250 people).
    Funny, the "Million Mom March" folks had about 50 people and stayed long enough to give a couple of rants and lay on the ground for 3 minutes.



    But of course the "managed media" angled their shots carefully to make it look like a lot more MMM folks were there (most of that crowd was VCDL) and they say "hundreds of protesters" lumping us in with them. Poor MMM, THEY know how outmatched they were even if the "managed media" tries to spin it some other way.


    Go to http://www.nbc29.com/ and look for the video link "Hundreds Protest Gun Laws at Capitol"
     
  23. Andy J

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    I am hotter than a cheap pistol......Been a lurker here for some time, all day long the news, has made it sound like we where out numbered 3 to 1 by the anti's.

    Glad to learn it was the other way around. I have been searchin' the net for ANY info on how it went today. I have been waiting with bated breath for a update from VCDL, but it has not came yet (but I am certain one will come)

    But read these news stories, they make it sound like we was outnumbered....:fire: :cuss:

    http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=7751974

    Earlier today, stories, much like the one above was common place, they appear, for the most part, to have been taken down.


    Now it seems like they are starting to get it right..


    http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/virginia/dp-sou--xgr-vatech-gunpr0121jan21,0,3570231.story
     
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  24. herohog

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    Great turnout, a HUGE thanks to all those who came out today.

    I was VERY pleased at the dress and demeanor of 99.999% of those who came out in support of our cause.

    Only a very few chose to open carry but I know that were a huge number who zipped right in past the dectors. I had to use the handicapped entrance and a guard stopped me, took my ids and brought and brought them back in a minute or so and waved me on in.

    Police presence was very low and low-key. No issues at all that I saw.

    A good day in all. :)
     
  25. Winchester 73

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    Although a Floridian,I've been a VCDL member since 2005.
    Virginians are leading the way, to my mind,as a statewide group standing strong against usurpation of our Gun Rights and being steadfast on the 2nd Amendment.
    My utmost admiration for you citizens of the Commonwealth and your fight for our most basic freedom's.
     
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