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    Lobby Day 2016

    VCDL's Lobby Day (1/18/2016) agenda was an unparalleled, unmitigated fantastic, overwhelming success!

    Official estimates (no cite) tabulated approximately 1,000 people, with perhaps as many as twelve hundred defenders of the RKBA.

    A sea of orange GSL stickers everywhere - looked like the Orange Bowl at halftime.

    A lot of planning, preparation, and delivery paid off in a BIG way. Special thanks to all (many hands) involved. The result was that the boots on the ground (you) carried the ball in such formidable fashion.

    This ol' man's emotions were on high alert and my heart swelled with pride. I am reminded of several fitting phrases: Where do we find such people?, This merry Band of Brothers, None so fair as can compare, Stand up and be counted.

    Bottom line - I salute you......you did it!


    Give your impressions, post your pictures & videos. Celebrate.


    BTW - the anti group (Mad Moms) that followed us at the Bell Tower were said to have had about a dozen people total. Brings a tear to your eye doesn't it.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
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    This is what it is about: meeting with our representatives.
    https://mail.verizon.com/webmail/dri...478F66E%40Home
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    The Governor was wearing a "Background checks save lives" sticker. They also had on hand the dad of Allison Parker whose murderer passed a background check.

    From the Times Dispatch, '“We have not changed our tune one iota. And we are just warming up,” McAuliffe said while encouraging the crowd to lobby their state legislators. “It is our goal to make Virginia the safest state in the United States of America, and we are not going to let them stop us.”'

    I'm sorry to hear him say this because he should have changed his tune after he angered so many people he claims to serve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    This is what it is about: meeting with our representatives.
    https://mail.verizon.com/webmail/dri...478F66E%40Home
    Linky no worky.
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    Indeed a very large turnout, despite the brutal cold. Saw some students down the street gather to demand free higher education. Good Lord, whatever happened to personal responsibility.
    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?

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    Linkys seem to come and go from facebook - sorry.

    Heres one shot of the rally:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/806322376106823/
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    We didnt steal the show.

    The antigun group had good numbers as well.

    We had a good turnout, but we need to get bigger and better every year.










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    Sorry I couldn't be there, but I had to attend a funeral.

    Here is the quote from Terry McAwful that worries me the most: "If you can't buy one, you shouldn't have one in the house either," McAuliffe said. "And we're going to come get it and get it of your house."
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter348 View Post
    Sorry I couldn't be there, but I had to attend a funeral.

    Here is the quote from Terry McAwful that worries me the most: "If you can't buy one, you shouldn't have one in the house either," McAuliffe said. "And we're going to come get it and get it of your house."
    where did you see this? post a link if you can

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    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    ... McAuliffe said while encouraging the crowd to lobby their state legislators. “It is our goal to make Virginia the safest state in the United States of America, and we are not going to let them stop us.”'...
    I reckon if he has his way, we'll be just as safe as Washington or Prince George's Co., Md.

    I think we have to ask the carpetbagger, exactly why does he want to promote criminal violence? How does that fit into his agenda? More money for the law-enforcement and punishment industry? Greater dependence upon The State? Or is he just afraid that black folks will own guns (a recurring problem, as we saw in California when the Black Panther Party began asserting their right to self-defense, and when Ronald Reagan reacted by starting the national trend to gun control)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by user View Post
    I reckon if he has his way, we'll be just as safe as Washington or Prince George's Co., Md.

    I think we have to ask the carpetbagger, exactly why does he want to promote criminal violence? How does that fit into his agenda? More money for the law-enforcement and punishment industry? Greater dependence upon The State?
    Rhetorical questions?
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    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
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    is this becoming California?

    In addition to calling for background checks at gun shows, McAuliffe has stressed the need to require gun forfeiture in situations of domestic violence, a power that lies with judges and prosecutors.
    “If you can’t buy one, you shouldn’t have one in the house either,” McAuliffe said. “And we’re going to come get it and get it out of your house.”

    so.....If I get mad and smack my wife McAullife is going to send the law to my house and not only take my guns but my wifes guns? How is she to protect herself if I get really mad???

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    Now if I understand correctly if you are found guilty of domestic violence you can no longer purchase a gun from an FFL.
    Now you are not a felon so you can still own a gun though...right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaGunTrader View Post
    In addition to calling for background checks at gun shows, McAuliffe has stressed the need to require gun forfeiture in situations of domestic violence, a power that lies with judges and prosecutors.
    “If you can’t buy one, you shouldn’t have one in the house either,” McAuliffe said. “And we’re going to come get it and get it out of your house.”

    so.....If I get mad and smack my wife McAullife is going to send the law to my house and not only take my guns but my wifes guns? How is she to protect herself if I get really mad???
    Appeal to emotion is what McAuliffe is doing. The real question, will the law apply to cops as well? Will this disbar a cop from being issued a company firearm while on the clock?
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
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    Of course not…,

    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Appeal to emotion is what McAuliffe is doing. The real question, will the law apply to cops as well? Will this disbar a cop from being issued a company firearm while on the clock?
    there are double, triple, quadruple standards as well as the dreaded "double secret probation", "triple dog dare ya'", and vest pocket "agreements" THEY will use so to "entitle" THEM, especially if THEY'RE there to take away OUR firearms!!!

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    Ladies and gents - the OP/subject is Lobby Day and related - preferably with pictures/videos or personal experiences.
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    Some excellent photos of Lobby Day 2016:
    http://vcdl.org/Photo-Albums





    The Va-Alert dated Jan 19th provides an great synopsis:
    http://www.listbox.com/member/archiv...-9098F010038B/
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    What's it with all the socking hats and heavy coats you guy's are acting like it cold out.

    There's not even snow on the ground and the grass is green.


    It was 4 above here yesterday and I was out side with a coat.

    But then 4 above seems warm after it has been -20 and below for a few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    What's it with all the socking hats and heavy coats you guy's are acting like it cold out.

    There's not even snow on the ground and the grass is green.


    It was 4 above here yesterday and I was out side with a coat.

    But then 4 above seems warm after it has been -20 and below for a few days.
    Downtown Richmond is a wind tunnel of epic proportions = considerable chill factor.

    That and we aren't used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Downtown Richmond is a wind tunnel of epic proportions = considerable chill factor.

    That and we aren't used to it.

    When we are in AZ I tell the wife if you want to look like a local get the down coat out when it his 60 degrees or below.


    What was the temp that day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    When we are in AZ I tell the wife if you want to look like a local get the down coat out when it his 60 degrees or below.


    What was the temp that day
    When I arrived at 6:30 am, it was a nippy 11 degrees. Warmed up slightly as the morning wore on, but not enough to shed any garments.
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    Well,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    What's it with all the socking hats and heavy coats you guy's are acting like it cold out.

    There's not even snow on the ground and the grass is green.


    It was 4 above here yesterday and I was out side with a coat.

    But then 4 above seems warm after it has been -20 and below for a few days.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Downtown Richmond is a wind tunnel of epic proportions = considerable chill factor.

    That and we aren't used to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    When we are in AZ I tell the wife if you want to look like a local get the down coat out when it his 60 degrees or below.


    What was the temp that day
    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    When I arrived at 6:30 am, it was a nippy 11 degrees. Warmed up slightly as the morning wore on, but not enough to shed any garments.
    these posts remind me of my aviation forums where folks talk about speed but not say knots or stuate miles per hour..

    sooo,,, I gotta ask,, are you all talking about feranheight sp or Celsius?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    these posts remind me of my aviation forums where folks talk about speed but not say knots or stuate miles per hour..

    sooo,,, I gotta ask,, are you all talking about feranheight sp or Celsius?
    Yes.





























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