There must be a set of common talking points agreed on ahead of time. It would be bad for people to show up and work at cross purposes. Does VCDL have a strategy committee? I believe it's too late to defeat the governor's antigun proposals completely. Even the most controversial of the proposals, the AWB, is probably going to pass in some form. The fight will be over the details, and one particular "detail," grandfathering, will be crucial. If the VCDL can get grandfathering, that should be counted as a victory. On the other hand, if the VCDL pushes to kill the bill completely, fails, and as a result we don't get grandfathering, that would be a tremendous defeat. This is not compromise. This is rescuing what we can out of a bad situation.