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Thread: October 6 VA Alert--Congratulations (and thanks) Ed Levine

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    Ed got props in items #2 and #3 for his efforts on our behalf to keep local governments in compliance with state law. :celebrate:celebrate:celebrate


    http://www2.vcdl.org/webapps/vcdl/va...?RECID=3997090

    http://www2.vcdl.org/webapps/vcdl/va...?RECID=4550176

    http://www2.vcdl.org/webapps/vcdl/va...?RECID=4551168


    VCDL Update 10/6/09 - "When you sit down to negotiate on what you already have, you lose." —Rep. Marie Parente

    1. VCDL President to speak at Liberty Gun Rights Symposium
    2. Alexandria drops illegal ordinances, just as a VCDL member prepares to sue
    3. Powhatan Wine Festival drops it's "No Guns" policy thanks to member Ed Levine
    4. Another VA-ALERT reader shares his open carry experience
    5. Citizens bring truth to Virgina Tech gun panel
    6. Gun lobbyists pick candidates - Saxman endorses Pollard!
    7. Who needs a gun at the Springfield mall?
    8. SCOTUS to hear 2nd amendment incorporation case
    9. Who needs a gun in the home at 7:30AM?
    10. How DC residents can buy guns without registration
    11. Who needs a gun in church?
    12. LTE: Consider the consequences of using a firearm
    13. Who needs a gun in the shower?
    14. Gun advocates predict drop in crime if gun ban is lifted
    15. Gray Column: Guns on trains not a good idea
    16. Andrew Dysart replied to a thread on Facebook
    17. Gary Kleck responds to Chet Szymecki about an anti-gun "study"
    18. AZ: Valley bars, eateries get ready for gun-toting patrons
    19. After Arizona, Virginia likely next to repeal ban on concealed carry in restaurants
    20. Women buying guns like never before
    21. The true citizen soldier
    22. Alamogordo police pay $21,000 to settle open carry lawsuit
    23. Surprise winner of Obama stimulus spending: gun industry
    24. Growing number of Detroit pastors wear handguns in pulpit
    25. Open house at G3 Security Group


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    2. Alexandria drops illegal ordinances, just as a VCDL member prepares to sue
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    I talked to the Alexandria City Attorney in early summer and told him that Alexandria had some preempted firearms ordinances on the books and that the City needed to remove them. I was told that the City Council was on hiatus over the summer, but that the City Attorney would bring the issue up when they reconvened.

    Meanwhile VCDL member Ed Levine, using the services of VCDL member and attorney Mark Matthews, was preparing a lawsuit over that same issue. I told Ed that the City Attorney was planning on bringing up the illegal ordinances and they should get struck off the books. However, it seemed prudent for Ed to proceed just in case Alexandria decided to play games.

    As it turned out, and to the City's credit, they indeed had just voted to remove the offending ordinances as Mark was getting some FOIA information together for the suit.

    Thanks to Ed and Mark for being in a quick fall back position had it been needed.

    Ed has been a busy boy - see item #3, next.

    So another set of bad ordinances are gone. VCDL is on the lookout for more, so if your locality has any illegal gun ordinances, please get in touch with us.

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    3. Powhatan Wine Festival drops it's "No Guns" policy thanks to member Ed Levine
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    Ed Levine noticed that the Powhatan Festival of the Grape rules had a "no guns" policy. As it turns out this was something I thought I had fixed a few years ago, but alas, it was back.

    Ed got in touch with the festival administration and after seeing the state's preemption laws, they agreed to drop the "no guns" rule. However, their tickets had already been printed up with that wording, but they fixed their web site with the change.

    Good work, Ed!

    Here is the event ticket information, for those who might like to go on October 24th:

    http://www.powhatanwinefestival.com/tickets.htm




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    "Police said the man, who lives in the Springfield area, was sitting on a bench outside a store in the mall about 9:20 p.m. when he was approached by two men who demanded his wallet. The man handed over the wallet, and one of the suspects stabbed the man in the upper body. The victim was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital."


    But, I thought if you did what your attackers demanded and turned over your wallet, money, car keys, jewelry, etc...they'd just say thank you and leave...????

    To sum it up....

    Congratulations and THANK YOU VCDL for the great work!

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    fully_armed_biker wrote:
    "Police said the man, who lives in the Springfield area, was sitting on a bench outside a store in the mall about 9:20 p.m. when he was approached by two men who demanded his wallet. The man handed over the wallet, and one of the suspects stabbed the man in the upper body. The victim was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital."


    But, I thought if you did what your attackers demanded and turned over your wallet, money, car keys, jewelry, etc...they'd just say thank you and leave...????

    To sum it up....

    Congratulations and THANK YOU VCDL for the great work!
    These crooks didn't get the memo. Cite them for unsportsman like conduct. /Sarkasem

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    I didn't get the alert
    Yes I did....:X

    Darn Spam filter lets every Viagra commercial around, come through....but pulls VCDL:X:X:X


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    I wonder if we really needed the entire VCDL alert posted in relation to Ed's accomplishments.

    I'm thinking maybe to cut and paste just Ed's parts, and then provide a link for those who want to read it all.
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    Citizen wrote:
    I wonder if we really needed the entire VCDL alert posted in relation to Ed's accomplishments.

    I'm thinking maybe to cut and paste just Ed's parts, and then provide a link for those who want to read it all.

    I thought about that, but recalled the whole thing usually got posted here.

    If I'm recalling incorrectly, I can edit my post.


    eta: I just searched, I misremembered. Sux gettin' old.

    Post edited.

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    I've already told Ed that he's my hero.

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    peter nap wrote:
    I didn't get the alert
    Yes I did....:X

    Darn Spam filter lets every Viagra commercial around, come through....but pulls VCDL:X:X:X
    Whats wrong with Viagra?

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    Citizen wrote:
    cut and paste just Ed's parts
    Ouch!:shock:
    Carry On.

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    Nevermind what's wrong with Viagra; What's wrong with Spam? Its the OTHER pink meat(product). Its great cooked over an open fire on a camping trip. It doesn't seem to taste the same at home.
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    MSC 45ACP wrote:
    What's wrong with Spam?
    Apparently someone likes it, 100 million cans sold annually.

    IIRC, Hawaii consumes more Spam per capita then any other location.
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    I would be interested in knowing exactly what laws were taken off the books in the fair City of Alexandria.

    I would also like to know if the Alexandria Police Station on Mill Road still has a posted No Guns Policy, which I believe is against Virginia's firearms pre-emption law.

    § 15.2-915. Control of firearms; applicability to authorities and local governmental agencies.

    A. No locality shall adopt or enforce any ordinance, resolution or motion, as permitted by § 15.2-1425, and no agent of such locality shall take any administrative action, governing the purchase, possession, transfer, ownership, carrying, storage or transporting of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof other than those expressly authorized by statute.

    Someone should go through the metal detectors at the Alexandria PD station (go pick up a Neighborhood Watch brochure or something inside) and see what they say.

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    ed wrote:
    Citizen wrote:
    cut and paste just Ed's parts
    Ouch!:shock:
    That has GOT to violate some forum rules, huh?

    And not very nie after all of your hard work.

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    XD Owner wrote:
    I would be interested in knowing exactly what laws were taken off the books in the fair City of Alexandria.
    snip...
    See http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum54/32040.html
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