VCDL President wrote:
peter nap wrote:
I assume you noticed that several of the bills we had put in weren't just for CHP holders? The school bill lowering the penalty for carrying without malice and the carry in a courthouse bill after hours were both for open and concealed carriers. We are trying to make headway in all aspects.
Yes, I did notice! Those particular bills don't mean much to me, but they are Good
for all gun owners in Virginia and as such support it completely. The same with a number of other pieces of legislation.
Don't get me wrong. You haven't heard or will hear any criticism of VCDL. I'm a proud member and support it fully. I also have no issues with CHP permit holders. Letting mine go had nothing to do with protesting. I just don't like asking for permission. It's called a bad attitude
. I don't need a CHP so why have one. I also don't have a CDL or Contractors License for the same reason.
I am deeply concerned with Perks for Permits. IMO, they are more dangerous than all the dogooders put together. I was doing some research on the Sullivan Act early this morning and the progression of Canadian gun laws. There were a lot of the same warning signs with both. I had to chuckle when I saw that Schumer is one of the ELITE
gun owners in NY.
Perks for Permits are NOT good for all gun owners. Only CHP holders and they set a dangerous precedent.
I've caught a lot of flak from OV members about this and the simple fact is, we are NOT a gun lobby. Pro Gun yes, but aside from supporting VCDL's agenda and a few bills that are special, our interests are in other areas. Kinda hard to lobby alternate energy, waste water, farming and game laws, while fussing about anti gun bills.
Any opinions on the Gun bills are mine personally, both pro and con.
HB1070 is a personal opinion. I have no problem with the concept. There isn't anything on Gods Green Earth that could get me into a shelter so why would I care if CHP's only bring guns in. What I do care about is the list of things a CHP's can do that the unwashed masses can't. This list gets bigger every year and every year, it's considered a first step.
Of course, the answer could be for me to just go and get a CHP. That way I could enjoy the perks and the rest of the world that doesn't care to have one can go to Hell. But then I'd be part of the problem plus I'd be carrying a firearm by permission.