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    This is the Big ONE !!!!! Oct 17th at Innsbrook.

    Note: Please respond as indicated near the bottom.
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    The VCDL protest against the 7th District Republican Party holding
    their "Roundup" event every year at the anti-gun SnagAJob/Innsbrook
    Pavilion is now officially called the VCDL Freedom Rally.

    The GOP 7th District has strung us along every year and then
    ultimately ignored our complaints about gun owners being barred and
    even evicted from their selected location. It is past time that they
    understand that our rights are not negotiable.

    Major components of the protest are now locked down and in place.

    The event will be from 2 PM to 7 PM, Saturday, October 17th, followed
    by the opportunity to purchase dinner and enjoy a rally with keynote
    speakers.

    Trust me when I tell you that this is a MUST attend event that is not
    only going to be fun and is going to get a lot of attention, but it
    will have strong implications for the General Assembly session this
    year!

    Here is what we have already arranged with the Innsbrook Shoppes mall
    (yes - this a freedom-friendly mall located at the intersection of Cox
    and Broad in Henrico County near Richmond):

    1. VCDL has a large staging/event area, with wonderful backup
    facilities in case in case of bad weather. Our backup facility can
    hold 500 people by itself.

    2. We are going to have guest speakers, including talk show
    personality Doc Thompson of WRVA here in Richmond. If you attended
    the 912 Project rally in DC, you got to hear the powerful and moving
    talk that Doc gave the crowd. We will be announcing the names of even
    more exciting speakers as we confirm them.

    3. We are going to have a large number of professionally prepared
    signs, which will be carried by members on private property at one of
    the busiest intersections in Richmond. We will also be carrying signs
    on public property near the Republican Roundup.

    4. The restaurants at the staging/event area are specifically
    welcoming VCDL members to their restaurants at the end of the rally!
    We will have a list of participating restaurants later, but these are
    absolutely excellent restaurants. What a message THIS ARRANGEMENT is
    going to send to the General Assembly next year when they consider our
    Restaurant Ban Repeal! I can't wait until Senator Saslaw tries to
    tell the General Assembly this time that restaurants don't want gun
    owners as patrons! ;-)

    5. Parking will NOT be an issue - we have this base covered nicely.

    6. We have begun coordination with the Henrico Police Chief Stanley
    and with Sheriff Wade's office.

    The location of the staging/after event area is at one of the busiest
    intersections in Richmond and we have permission to DOMINATE that area!

    In January we got 600 people to come to Lobby Day. Let's shatter than
    number and absolutely pack this event in preparation for Lobby Day 2010!

    Please note: this is a peaceful protest - we will not be blocking
    anybody's access to the Republican Roundup, either by foot or by
    vehicle. The people attending the Roundup are really our friends and
    probably have no idea that the Republican leadership has been keeping
    gun owners out of this event for years by picking an anti-gun
    location. Our job is to educate Roundup attendees and the general
    public about Eric Cantor and the 7th District Republican Party not
    standing on principle, and we will - in spades.

    I would like to get a rough head count for further planning purposes.
    If you are planning on coming, please send an email to:

    FreedomRally@vcdl.org

    Make the subject line "YES" with a dash and the number of attendees,
    like this: "YES - 4"

    We will NOT read the body of the email itself, but will simply count
    attendance by looking at the subject line.

    **Please respond ONLY if you are ABLE to attend.**

    __________________________________________________ ______

    (Copied from Va-Alert dated 9-22-09) (Added bolding)

    Yata hey
    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.

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    October 17th is Important
    As much as I hate to give up a hunting day, this is important. A while back, I wrote about the problems with anti gun Innsbrook being used for the Republican Roundup.
    This person in his Seersucker suit, has slapped gun owners in the face every year. Time to return the gesture.



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    peter nap wrote:
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    October 17th is Important
    As much as I hate to give up a hunting day, this is important. A while back, I wrote about the problems with anti gun Innsbrook being used for the Republican Roundup.
    This person in his Seersucker suit, has slapped gun owners in the face every year. Time to return the gesture.

    great minds think alike, as soon as i saw that the event is not until 2pm i said to myself i can go. I'll go hunting early in the am and be out of the woods and finished even if i get lucky by noon.

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    I will try to get there with the kids, at least for awhile. Wonder if the little one would let me put him in the stroller...



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    Can I come packing a rod?:what:





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    I'm going, but I think that will be the weekend of the gun show.
    "These are the shock troops (opencarry.org) of the gun lobby. And, they are not going away."
    Ceasefire NJ Director Brian Miller, NJ.com, August 20, 2009

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    peter nap wrote:
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    October 17th is Important
    As much as I hate to give up a hunting day, this is important. A while back, I wrote about the problems with anti gun Innsbrook being used for the Republican Roundup.
    This person in his Seersucker suit, has slapped gun owners in the face every year. Time to return the gesture.

    where was this picture taken and when?

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    FiringBack wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
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    where was this picture taken and when?
    http://news.oldva.org/uncategorized/...housecleaning/

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    It always gives me the shivers to see those gun toting radicals with the orange stickers
    same story as above



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    T Dubya wrote:
    I'm going, but I think that will be the weekend of the gun show.
    Yup, figure I'll work the table until about 3:30 and then head over to Insbrook (if Audrey gives me a buck slip)

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    Virginia is being watched very closely by the rest of the nation.

    Untold sums of money are being poured into the coffers of those that would disarm us and make us their subjects. We represent the leading edge of citizen dissatisfaction with the loss of our freedoms and our liberty.

    This is not simply a contest of wills between ourselves and the GOP 7th District leadership. It is a golden opportunity to send our message loud and clear far beyond the Round-up at Innsbrook all the way to the far reaches of the Old Dominion and beyond. I guarantee that all candidates for elective office will be acutely aware of who we are and what we do on October 17th.

    Send them a message! Make your feelings known! Be there!

    Yata hey
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    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    I will try and make it. However, I may need a ride if I can manage to avoid being shipped out of town to my girlfriend's parents' house for the weekend.

    Too early for me to tell and be able to RSVP or not. :?

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    curtiswr wrote:
    I will try and make it. However, I may need a ride if I can manage to avoid being shipped out of town to my girlfriend's parents' house for the weekend.

    Too early for me to tell and be able to RSVP or not. :?
    Do you still have ny number Curtis?

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    peter nap wrote:
    curtiswr wrote:
    I will try and make it. However, I may need a ride if I can manage to avoid being shipped out of town to my girlfriend's parents' house for the weekend.

    Too early for me to tell and be able to RSVP or not. :?
    Do you still have ny number Curtis?
    Yes I do.


    This seems like an abnormally short post on my part (so I'm adding this sentence).

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    curtiswr wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    curtiswr wrote:
    I will try and make it. However, I may need a ride if I can manage to avoid being shipped out of town to my girlfriend's parents' house for the weekend.

    Too early for me to tell and be able to RSVP or not. :?
    Do you still have ny number Curtis?
    Yes I do.


    This seems like an abnormally short post on my part (so I'm adding this sentence).
    Give me a call if you need a ride. This may well be the most important political statement we've made. If we get a Grand Slam in the election, we could make more progress in the next few years than in the last 10.

    Yhis was a rather bold move on Philips part...but I've learned not to second guess him.

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    Will do. Count me in as being there and needing a ride. Gotta send the YES email. Thanks for the offer, Don.

    Their stereo cabinet can wait.

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    Damn the timing as usual! I'll be there with you guys in spirit. If they take a census, add one for me!

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    Count me in on this one. I need to get some thoughts on what my next actions should be.

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    Since numbers are going to be important for this one, why don't we all pledge to try and bring one extra person with us to the event? I'm sure we all know gun owners who are sympathetic to the cause but not active. Grab one of them and bring em along!

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    SicSemper and I are going. I posted this to Facebook hoping someone else might be interested. I also asked my dad and sister to come. They are both into guns but I'm trying to nudge them into the political aspect of it...

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    richarcm wrote:
    I also asked my dad and sister to come. They are both into guns but I'm trying to nudge them into the political aspect of it...
    Hopefully, we get more than gun people. This is about much more than guns. Every election we're approached by people, with their hats in their hands, and promised the world if we vote for them.

    After the election they break their word and develop a "Whadda gonna do about it" attitude...until the next election.

    The Innsbook thing is an insult to not only gun owners, it's an in your face gesture to every voter in this state. An elitist event.

    The only way to change our system of government without destroying it first, is for the majority to say screw you, ..in a loud clear voice. That gets their attention.

    I'm not naive enough to ever expect good people to run for office. What I do expect, is for the idiots we elect, to know their place.

    Too early for the soapbox this morning So I'll let Homer stokes give his opinion of the roundup


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    i plan on going
    Carry On.

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    ed wrote:
    i plan on going
    Ed -

    Bring Brooke if you can. See if she can get school credit for attending (OK, she may have to write something about it ) as an inducement for Little Miss Rock the Vote.

    Anyone else that has kids - bring them. If they are old enough to understand, explain why we are protesting the Republical Roundup being held at gun-unfriendly Innsbrook. If they are not old enough to understand the issue bring them anyhow because it will help show that gun owners are not just beer-bellied toothless rednecks with scraggly beards and NASCAR stickers on their pickup trucks.:shock:

    stay safe.

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    peter nap wrote:
    This may well be the most important political statement we've made. If we get a Grand Slam in the election, we could make more progress in the next few years than in the last 10.
    How terribly insensitive of the 7th district SCC to hold this event on the same weekend as a local gun show. Accidentally on purpose, perhaps?

    Perhaps a calculated - even cynical -- move to diminish any impact gun owners might have. But perhaps this is an event that is more important than a gun show.

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    Repeater wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    This may well be the most important political statement we've made. If we get a Grand Slam in the election, we could make more progress in the next few years than in the last 10.
    How terribly insensitive of the 7th district SCC to hold this event on the same weekend as a local gun show. Accidentally on purpose, perhaps?

    Perhaps a calculated - even cynical -- move to diminish any impact gun owners might have. But perhaps this is an event that is more important than a gun show.
    And
    During bow season. Creighton's!

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