-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Van Cleave
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 9:20 PM
Subject: VA-ALERT: ACTION ITEM - Legislation introduction!

Now is the time to contact your Delegate and your Senator and ask them
to pre-file two pro-gun bills:

1. A bill to completely repeal the restaurant ban, allowing permit
holders to carry just like off-duty and untrained Commonwealth
Attorneys can now do.

2. A bill to allow a CHP holder to carry on K-12 school property,
just like off-duty and untrained Commonwealth Attorneys can now do.


To ask your Senator, click here:


To ask your Delegate, click here:



Here is a suggested message for the Governor:


Dear Governor Kaine,

I urge you to support the following two bills when introduced in the
General Assembly.

Both bills give trained concealed-handgun permit holders the same
carry rights as an untrained and off-duty state lawyer based on a bill
(SB 776) that you signed into law in the 2008 session:

1. A bill to strike 18.2-308 J3. This will allow a trained person
with a concealed handgun permit to be able to carry concealed in a
restaurant or club that serves alcoholic beverages, as untrained
Commonwealth Attorneys can now do.

2. A bill to allow a trained concealed handgun permit holder to carry
on K-12 school grounds, as untrained Commonwealth Attorneys can now.

A recent Attorney General's Opinion provided to Delegate Lee Ware on
June 10, 2008, confirmed that, based on your signing SB 776 into law,
effective July 1, 2008, Commonwealth Attorneys and their deputies can
carry concealed firearms into restaurants serving alcoholic beverages
and can carry concealed firearms on K-12 property.

As a law-abiding citizen who has been screened, background checked,
and trained in order to meet the criteria for a state issued concealed
handgun permit, I should have at least the same rights as an off-duty
state lawyer for whom no firearms training is required.

Please let me know what you are going to do.


You can send the message above to the Governor by clicking here and
doing a copy/paste:

For the subject use something like:

Support gun owners like you supported state lawyers!


Please forward me any responses that you receive.

Let's roll VCDL!

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dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to
Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

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