Sent and Sent. Thanks for the tip on this VCDL.
Honestly, I could care less about grants and federal task forces. My freedom and yours is not for sale at any price. Period. And absolutely not for some stipend from Uncle Sam. That stipend, by the way, is our own money being handed back to us as a "favor."Shamefully, Delegate Cox led the anti-gun fight to have HB 2430 sent to the House Appropriations Committee at this late date with the hopes of killing it. You know, "Gee, we wanted to hear that bill in Appropriations, but, darn, we just ran out of time!"The choreography began with anti-gun Delegate Toscano, a Democrat, moving to outright kill the bill. A recorded vote on this motion was taken, giving those who wanted to kill the bill in a more stealthily manner cover by allowing their good vote to be seen.
Here are those who cast an ANTI-GUN VOTE in favor of Toscano's motion to outright kill HB 2430:Albo, BaCote, Brink, Bulova, Carr, Comstock, Dance, Filler-Corn, Herring, Hester, Hodges, Hope, Howell, A.T., James, Keam, Kory, Krupicka, Lewis, Lopez, McClellan, Morrissey, Plum, Scott, J.M., Sickles, Spruill, Surovell, Torian, Toscano, Tyler, Ward, Ware, O., WattsToscano's motion failed.
The next dance move was by Delegate Kirk Cox, who was so very concerned about losing some droppings from the federal teat, that he made a speech extolling the wonders of sending HB 2430 to the Appropriations committee. Delegate Putney then made the anti-gun motion to send HB 2430 off to the House Appropriations Committee (to die for lack of attention). Forget that the bill itself would actually save the state money by not having to pay our police for their time running around with the feds.On this motion, and not by mistake, only a voice vote was taken, making it difficult to hold the delegates accountable for bad votes. Delegate Bob Marshall made a motion to get a recorded vote, but could not even garner the necessary 20 votes to do so! That means we have a bunch of bad votes and we need to hold those who made them accountable come election time THIS NOVEMBER.
To save HB 2430 and to hold those with anti-gun votes accountable, we need to take the following two steps:ACTION ITEM 1 of 2 - SEND AN EMAIL TO EVERYONE ON THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEEWe need to FLOOD the email boxes of the House Appropriations Committee with thousands of emails, NOW. We need to tell them to report HB 2430 out of the committee and back to the House Floor.
To send a pre-written email to all members of the committee in one-fell-swoop, click here and in a few seconds your email will be streaming to all the committee members!http://tinyurl.com/a5otwep
ACTION ITEM 2 OF 2 - SEND AN EMAIL TO YOUR DELEGATE DEMANDING TO KNOW HOW THEY VOTED ON HB 2430!We can find out if your Delegate voted anti-gun to send HB 2430 to Appropriations: you will ask him or her directly!
To send such an email to YOUR Delegate, simply click here:http://tinyurl.com/atl5an9**
Once you get a response on how your Delegate voted, forward it to me so we can compile a list of those who voted against gun owners for use in the upcoming election. **VCDL will assume that any Delegate who does not respond to such a direct question is admitting that he or she voted anti-gun on HB 2430.--You can also call your Delegate to find out how he or she voted.
To find out who your Delegate is, click here and then click on the tab at the top of the screen labeled "Click for Bill Tracking, Meetings, Who's My Legislator?"http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/Let's roll!!!
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Sent and Sent. Thanks for the tip on this VCDL.
Likewise emails sent.
They'd sell our rights for 30 pieces of silver
You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC
Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.
Looks like Philip's having a senior day
ooops!Delegate Bob Marshall's bill should be HB 2340, not HB 2430. Looks like lys-dexia hit me! The emails going to committee and individual delegates have been corrected to show HB 2340 already.Sorry for the goof up.-
Sent and forwarded on to friends. Is there a fax number for the Appropriations Committee we can hit?
Sent it on its way, both of them. forwarding this on to fellow citizens because they too need to know
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one." Thomas Jefferson (quoting Cesare Beccaria)
Both fire missions completed.
Both done. Shared as well.
Chance favors only the prepared mind.
...To make my bullets go faster!
Mission Accomplished. Request permission to secure from General Quarters, Sir.
Done and thanks for your diligence. I don't need to send an email to my delegate since that would be Bob Marshall.
In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?
Si vis pacem, para bellum.
My delegate is Mame BaCote. Anybody want to guess how she voted?
Live Free or Die
He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty
The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776
sent and posted on VAGT.
some of the responses over @ VAGT, in the shout box .. "oh no the feds will cut off our highway funds.... eek!!!!!!"
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If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
The easiest ex. but probably the most difficult to grasp for gun owners is that fool permission slip so many of you have, especially if you show it off with pride. You should recognize it as an embarrassment, an infringement, a travesty and an affront to a free person.
Highway funds are a major issue, as are DoD funds.
If you live in Tidewater, you're aware of the uproar about the possibility of moving an aircraft carrier to Florida. Such a move would require preparation of facilities in Florida, federal money not spent here.
A law-abiding citizen should be able to carry his personal protection firearm anywhere that an armed criminal might go.
Member VCDL, NRA
Thanks for the heads up.
Thought it was hb2340. That's what I asked Loupassi to vote for.
Sending the emails now.
Sent and sent. Wyoming and Arizona are moving forward with similar bills.
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Remember Peter Nap and Skidmark. Do them proud. Be active. Be humble. Be the best you can be.
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when you may have to back up your acts with your life."
--Robert A. Heinlein
Hey NSA! *&$# you. Record this--- MOLON LABE!
Last I heard the federal gov'ts 16 credit cards were all maxed out! Sounds like they could do with some reduced spending!
Virginia can be the first to blaze a trail and stop bending to the will of that vastly over-inflated thing called the U.S. Dollar!
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"Yes, I am carrying a loaded firearm. Why aren't you? "
Sent, and forwarding to my friends on another forum who I know are pro-gun.
"Truth is treason in an empire of lies" - Ron Paul
Government can neither guarantee nor grant safety. The supreme affirmed as much when they stated police have no duty to protect you.
After hitting this one hard and waiting a spell, I received an official snail mail response from my delegate for the 2nd district. Mr. Mark Dudenhefer provided this response:
Dear Mr. xxxxxx:
Thank you for contacting with your views and concerns on difficult issues facing the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is my privilege to be elected to represent you in the House of Delegates, and I appreciate your interest in the challenges confronting our Commonwealth. As a Delegate, it is my job to represent the views of my constituents when formulating state policies. In doing so, I take note of every correspondence and phone call coming in my office (I'd like to see those metrics).
I'd additional information regarding my views on these and other legislative issues, I encourage you to visit my website (collecting more metrics here), which includes a Legislative Survey for you to share your opinions. I would also encourage you to visit the General Assembly Website at www.virginiageneralassembly.gov. It has several features designed to keep you up-to-date on issues in Richmond that will impact the 2nd House of Virginia.
Please be assured that I will work to ensure that our democracy continues to reflect our founding principles of equality, integrity, and justice. Again, thank you for contacting me. I hope you will remain in touch on future items of importance to you (you bet I will).
Delegate, 2nd District
Well anyway, that answer didn't quite say anything about how he voted now did it. Just pretty much a canned response to all of his constituents I would guess.
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer