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    The Richmond Times Dispatch did a nice article on Bob Moates Sport Shop and VCDL's Bloomberg Gun Giveaway. It was on the front page of the metro section with a nice picture of a customer checking out a shotgun.

    http://www.richmondtimesdispatch.com/servlet/Satell...


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    SNIP from link above:

    Moates said that since he was sued by Bloomberg in December, sales have increased 50 percent at his stores in Chesterfield and Charlotte Court House. That increase, he said, is directly due to the support from the defense league and others, and that support is a key reason he has no intention of settling with Bloomberg.

    "To cave in to him," Moates said, "is like to cave in to Hitler."

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    Why is it that VCDL can find a way to help these guys out without costing any money, but the vaunted NRA is nowhere to be found?

    No need to answer, it's a rhetorical question...

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    Check the VCDL website VA Alert Archives. There is a link showing the NRA was getting into the issue. The VA Alert or an item within the alert was titled something like "800 lb. gorilla weighs in." You could also check the NRA website. There may be something there on it.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    From VCDL Alert Archive:

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    VCDL welcomes the NRA's entry into the battle!

    Wayne LaPierre talks about fighting Bloomberg in Congress and in
    statehouses. IN THE LONG TERM, that is an important way to hopefully
    end this travesty of justice.

    VCDLAlert
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    VAopencarry wrote:
    From VCDL Alert Archive:

    SNIP:

    VCDL welcomes the NRA's entry into the battle!

    Wayne LaPierre talks about fighting Bloomberg in Congress and in
    statehouses. IN THE LONG TERM, that is an important way to hopefully
    end this travesty of justice....(cont. below)

    VCDLAlert
    Yes, and the rest of that VA Alert points out the NRA's absence from the front lines:
    ...However, VCDL would encourage the NRA to join us in fighting
    Bloomberg in the courthouses, where the dealers are being dragged
    RIGHT NOW.

    If we wait for a legislative solution, a lot of these dealers will
    either be bankrupt or under the thumb of a tyrant - providing
    Bloomberg with what is normally private information about who the
    store's customers are and what guns (including the serial numbers)
    that those customers have bought. This, unfortunately, is what
    Cole's in South Boston is preparing to do.

    With your generosity, VCDL has been helping fend off the legal fees
    required to stand up to Bloomberg. But. the dealers being sued need
    that 800-pound gorilla to help them, too.

    NRA or no NRA, VCDL cannot, and will not, wait.

    We are working on a new initiative to get a lot more money into those
    dealer's pockets, help them sell more guns, and all while making the
    legal defense fund stretch further! As soon as we've gotten the
    details worked out, I'll announce it.
    I shouldn't have said anything since I don't like to bash the NRA or any other RKBA group on this forum, but their unwillingness to act unless they are assured of looking good drives me nuts. Whether you are a politician or a regular joe gun dealer, NRA only seems to back you up if doing so makes them smell like a rose.

    Just how I view things based on news and internet buzz; it's NRA's job to convince me otherwise, and I wish they'd try harder.


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