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    VCDL Lobby Day, Monday, January 17, 2011 - Richmond, VA - FACEBOOK Link Too!

    Reminder: VCDL Lobby Day, Monday, January 17, 2011
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    An important reminder: if you haven't already done so, be sure to get Monday, January 17, 2011 off so you can attend VCDL's Lobby Day at the General Assembly in Richmond. Some of you might already have that day off as it is Martin Luther King's birthday.

    A strong turnout is needed this year as we have an active agenda that needs to be emphasized to legislators. The antis can be expected to mount an aggressive campaign against gun owners, and we also have to contend with the "death star" subcommittee in the Senate that killed a bunch of good gun bills last year.

    Open Carry inside the General Assembly building is allowed for CHP holders.

    See other attendee's on:
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    Here is the video from last year's (2010) Lobby Day event!
    Carry On.

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    What is the VCDL 2011 Legislative Agenda?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundar View Post
    What is the VCDL 2011 Legislative Agenda?
    It is still being developed.
    Carry On.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundar View Post
    What is the VCDL 2011 Legislative Agenda?
    I've heard most of it Thundar and so far, it sounds fine.
    I suspect Philip will update the people in this part of the country on the 2nd.

    I'm not going to video or get audio at this meeting so you might want to drive to Richmond to attend.

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    Membership Meeting and Lobby Day

    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I've heard most of it Thundar and so far, it sounds fine.
    I suspect Philip will update the people in this part of the country on the 2nd.

    I'm not going to video or get audio at this meeting so you might want to drive to Richmond to attend.
    2/02/10 - UNO's Restaurant 13933 Hull Street Road Midlothian VA

    7:30 - 8:00 pm -- Informal Gathering

    8:00 - 9:30 pm -- Meeting

    9:30 - ?:?? pm -- Casual dining available



    Would much rather see responses to Lobby Day attendance and comments here than on yet another site.

    Facebook is NOT my friend having had an account there badly hacked, I will never go back.

    See you all Dec 2, Jan 17th and all points in between!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post


    Would much rather see responses to Lobby Day attendance and comments here than on yet another site.

    Facebook is NOT my friend having had an account there badly hacked, I will never go back.

    See you all Dec 2, Jan 17th and all points in between!



    Jane and I will be there (Lobby Day) Looking for a big turnout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Facebook is NOT my friend having had an account there badly hacked, I will never go back.
    It all has to do with not clicking on things from strangers and having Strong Passwords. I am not a big twitter fan.. but if I was, I would put it there too. We are grassroots and my goal is to touch as many Virginia Gun Owners as I can to get them out for lobby day. VCDL members, GOA members, NRA members, OCDO users, we are ALL brothers in arms when it comes to the GA and getting our rights restored. I agree that VCDL leads the charge.. I would love to see THOUSANDS go.

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    For the motorcycling gun toters don't forget that Tom McGrath, his Law Group, and VCOM puts on a first class presentation on Sunday to get you ready to see your Legislators. This isn't just Lobby Day for motorcycles its for everybody, come out, participate, let your voice be heard and Be Part of the Process. If the Goldwing Riders Assoc and US Military Vets MC and a lot more can show up, lets get some gun toting riders there also.

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    Appreciate the heads up - we have coordinated with them in the past and expect we shall again this coming Lobby Day.
    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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    Keep on passing this link around and get you friends and others to come on down.. lets make this lobby day the biggest one yet!
    Carry On.

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    Open Carry inside the General Assembly building is allowed for CHP holders.
    Thats so unfair, I wont go untill I am 21...

    Also is there a VCDL facebook fan page? or OCDO?
    Last edited by ocholsteroc; 12-04-2010 at 06:15 PM.
    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocholsteroc View Post
    Thats so unfair, I wont go untill I am 21...

    Also is there a VCDL facebook fan page? or OCDO?
    Remember, there is likely to be a rally outside too. You can carry there. You can volunteer to help pass out stickers outside. Or help in other ways, if you choose not top go in to the GA building (and I fully understand).

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    Non-member support welcome too!

    While we'd rather have every Virginia gun owner, and lots who aren't, as members, remember you do NOT need to be a member to attend the Lobby Day. Everyone who supports the freedom of self-defense should be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocholsteroc View Post
    Thats so unfair, I wont go untill I am 21...

    Also is there a VCDL facebook fan page? or OCDO?
    That's silly!
    That'd be like me saying "I won't go because I won't get a permit".

    We are there to protect our rights as gun owners, not just permit holders. There is a small percentage of gun owners in Va that have permits. If all the non CHPpers refused to support 2nd rights, we wouldn't have any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocholsteroc View Post
    Also is there a VCDL facebook fan page? or OCDO?
    Open Carry Movement: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=27841476553

    Virginia Open Carry: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=73060087747

    VCDL http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2372500698

    Lobby Day Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164396736925527
    Carry On.

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    I'll be there leading a team again this year.
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    Guys, if ya haven't gone to one of these before, PLEASE go this time! Don't worry if you don't know what to do, what to say or id you don't even know anyone there. Just walk up to someone wearing a Orange "Guns Save Lives" Button/Sticker, introduce your self and let them know this is your first time. I grantee you that they will either point you to the people who can help you, help you them selves or say I'm new too, lets go find some help! SOMEONE will get you hooked up with a group and, if nothing else, all you need to do is stick with that group and watch, listen and learn. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    By all means, if you have the time, find out where a group is going after the event for food and fellowship and tag along. You WILL be welcome! At the end of the day you will have met some real good people, learned a lot about how the local government works and made some new friend.

    If you need a ride, ask around on the forums. Someone is bound to be either coming from or through your area and you can usually work out a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroHog View Post
    Guys, if ya haven't gone to one of these before, PLEASE go this time! Don't worry if you don't know what to do, what to say or id you don't even know anyone there. Just walk up to someone wearing a Orange "Guns Save Lives" Button/Sticker, introduce your self and let them know this is your first time. I grantee you that they will either point you to the people who can help you, help you them selves or say I'm new too, lets go find some help! SOMEONE will get you hooked up with a group and, if nothing else, all you need to do is stick with that group and watch, listen and learn. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    By all means, if you have the time, find out where a group is going after the event for food and fellowship and tag along. You WILL be welcome! At the end of the day you will have met some real good people, learned a lot about how the local government works and made some new friend.

    If you need a ride, ask around on the forums. Someone is bound to be either coming from or through your area and you can usually work out a ride.
    Hero, you make some excellent points - no experience necessary!

    VCDL is effective because of the weight of our numbers AND the multiple talents of the many.

    COME ON DOWN ! You will have fun, do a lot for the cause, make new friends and most of all - you will be giving something of yourself for which you may be justifiably proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I'm not going to video or get audio at this meeting so you might want to drive to Richmond to attend.
    Was this for the VCDL meeting or for lobby day? Wondering if I should bring my stuff...
    Last edited by t33j; 12-23-2010 at 09:41 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I'm not going to video or get audio at this meeting so you might want to drive to Richmond to attend.
    Quote Originally Posted by t33j View Post
    Was this for the VCDL meeting or for lobby day? Wondering if I should bring my stuff...
    Peter was saying that he would not be videoing the Dec.2nd VCDL meeting - he was not referring to Lobby Day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t33j View Post
    Was this for the VCDL meeting or for lobby day? Wondering if I should bring my stuff...
    The meeting TJ.

    The video's and photo's as well as audio makes some members nervous in the small forums (Including dinners), so I've stopped doing them.

    Lobby day is different. By all means, bring your gear. I sure am!

    Any chance yiu are coming on the 4th? I could use some help.
    Last edited by peter nap; 12-24-2010 at 12:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Peter was saying that he would not be videoing the Dec.2nd VCDL meeting - he was not referring to Lobby Day.
    Thanks for clearing that up.

    I don't like to bring along a camera setup worth 2 or 3 times one of my guns, to leave it unattended in my car if its not needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t33j View Post
    Thanks for clearing that up.

    I don't like to bring along a camera setup worth 2 or 3 times one of my guns, to leave it unattended in my car if its not needed.
    Keep both on or about your person.

    The really big story will be told in the parking lot and at the lunch following. There will be plenty of photo and video ops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Any chance yiu are coming on the 4th? I could use some help.
    That's the plan! I've moved some stuff around so that I can attend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    See other attendee's on:
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    Carry On.

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