I have just recently moved from Prince William county back home. I now live in southwest Virginia, and by that I mean very southwest. Those of us here do not consider Roanoke to be southwest. I am in Dickenson county in Haysi. I would like to find other OCers in the area to meet and possibly do some shooting with.
If you're a native you should know that there is a different class of OC'er there.
Stick a rifle in the car/truck and your handgun on the seat.
Forget you were ever up north and develop a group of locals that want to have a Saturday or maybe Sunday since it's hunting season, OC breakfast.
Monthly dinners are a great way to get new recruits.
People there grew up with a gun in their hand. Not necessarily a handgun, but a gun.
Don't try to make them what you left.
You aren't likely to find many from the area on this board...unfortunately.
Even VCDL has neglected South West Virginia and much of the Piedmont also.
Last edited by peter nap; 10-26-2011 at 05:24 PM.
I guess I should include Southside Va. in where VCDL is scarce.
I'm not sure I've ever met a VCDL member from Lunenburg or south and I know I've never met one from Dickinson.
There's just no presence there.
Other suggestions would be to post flyers in the local hangouts. The gun store, the coffee shop, anywhere there is a "public information" board. Some newspapers let one print a short "blurb" very nearly for free, especially if it a "public service" sort of thing. Or you could write a letter to the editor and mention how wonderful it is to live in a wonderful place such as Virginia where your rights are so welcomed.
Correcting it is easy. Just start small and expand it. Meals are good but just handing out cards works well. Just be ultra careful about private property rights. I don't have to tell you how set in their ways people there can be.
If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
The easiest ex. but probably the most difficult to grasp for gun owners is that fool permission slip so many of you have, especially if you show it off with pride. You should recognize it as an embarrassment, an infringement, a travesty and an affront to a free person.