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    VCDL Lobby day: carpool from Staunton, Virginia

    Hello folks,

    Every year, the Virginia Citizens Defense League has a lobby day at the General Assemble Building in Richmond, VA. This year, it is scheduled to January, 19. The purpose of Lobby day, is to meet our Senators, and Representatives in person and express our views on second amendment issues. IMO, this is the single most important thing you can do to protect your second amendment rights in Virginia this year! You can find out more information about the day here: http://www.vcdl.org/

    The purpose of this thread, is to organize carpooling/convoying from Staunton for the event. The plan, is to meet up at the Walmart in Staunton, park any extra vehicles for the day, and be on the road to Richmond at 7:00 a.m. on January, 19, 2009. If anyone from the Staunton area would like to meet up, and hopefully ride share with other VCDL members, please let us know you are coming, either in this thread, or by contacting me.

    Please show up a little before 7:00 a.m. so we can decide who's riding where, and leave on time. It will be helpful if you are ready to roll, so have both you and your vehicle fueled up!

    I'm suggesting we meet in the lower part of the Walmart parking lot FARTHEST from Lowes, that seems to be where folks usually leave motor homes, trucks etc. I THINK that would be the Northwest corner. Just remember the corner farthest from Lowes, and farthest from the Walmart storefront!

    Mike Piper
    VCDL Coordinator
    Last edited by motorhead; December 21st, 2008 at 02:34 AM.

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    I'll show there as well.
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    "The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on"

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    Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and bump this back up!

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    Good video about lobby day for anyone concerned
    http://www.vcdl.org/#LOBBYDAY
    (oh, and a bump)
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    bump

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    Here are the bills that have been introduced so far!

    Here are the gun bills, and any other bills that affect your gun
    rights, that have been introduced as of 1/14/09:

    VCDL STRONGLY SUPPORTS (9)

    HB 1587 - Delegate Marshall - opts Virginia out of Real ID (better
    known as Dangerous ID)

    HB 1655 - Delegate Carrico - Puts teeth in preemption (put in for VCDL)

    HB 1656 - Delegate Marshal - Allows full-time faculty members with CHP
    to carry in universities

    HB 1734 - Delegate Pogge - Cleanup: CHP applications can be mailed in,
    denial reason must be specified, simplifies renewals, more... (put in
    for VCDL)

    HB 1748 - Delegate Pogge - Cleanup: specifies that once you have been
    issued a CHP, there is to be no fingerprints required on renewal, even
    if the old permit has already expired (put in for VCDL)

    HB 1821 - Delegate Johnson - restaurant ban repeal. This bill is
    similar to the bill that was vetoed last year. Has some issues that
    we will try to fix.

    HB 1822 - Delegate Johnson - allows CHP holders to carry on K-12
    school property

    HB 1851 - Delegate Lingamfelter - exempts active duty military from
    One Handgun a Month (put in for VCDL)

    SB 1035 - Senator Hanger - restaurant ban repeal. This bill is
    similar to the bill that was vetoed last year. Has some issues that
    we will try to fix.


    VCDL SUPPORTS (5)

    HB 1813 - Delegate Morrissey - allows for simplified restoration of
    rights after 8 years of clean record. Has an exception for
    misdemeanor domestic violence, which VCDL will oppose.

    HB 2282 - Delegate Bowling - allows deer to be hunted with a .223 or
    a .22-50 rifle (currently .22 is disallowed for deer hunting).

    SB 841 - Senator Cuccinelli - opts Virginia out of Real ID - not as
    strong as HB 1587 by Bob Marshall.

    SB 877 - Senator Martin - allows retired officers from other states to
    be able to carry concealed in Virginia

    SB 1289 - Senator McEachin - allows for simplified restoration of
    rights after 5 years of clean record. Has an exception for
    misdemeanor domestic violence, which VCDL will oppose.


    VCDL STRONGLY OPPOSES (11)

    HB 1338 - Delegate Barlow - Makes brandishing a **felony**

    HB 1741 - Delegate Pogge - makes possession of a handgun or "assault
    weapon" by someone under the age of 18 a felony ***This bill was not
    drafted properly and Delegate Pogge said it will be fixed so that only
    if the person under 17 can be shown to have evil intent will the law
    apply. Until the bill can be fixed we will strongly oppose the
    current wording ***

    HB 1910 - Delegate BaCote - allows guns to be complete banned in a
    library

    HB 2004 - Delegate Crockett-Stark - makes possession of a silencer a
    class 6 FELONY. It does provide an affirmative defense that you
    registered it with the Feds. But who wants to be arrested for mere
    possession and then have to prove their innocence in court?

    HB 2227 - Delegate Marsden - treats air guns that can expel a
    projectile at more than 250 feet per second as a weapon that can't be
    concealed. Exactly how is the speed going to be measured by the
    citizen or the police?

    HB 2318 - Delegate Morrissey - requires anyone selling three or more
    firearms at a gun show without a table or who has a table at a gun
    show and has even one gun to be an FFL.

    HB 2481 - Delegate Ward - requires change of address notification to
    be provided to the state police for machine gun owners. We need to
    get rid of the expensive state machine gun registration scheme we
    have, not make it more complicated. The feds already maintain the
    machine gun database.

    SB 832 - Senator Locke - allows localities to ban guns in any building
    where an official government meeting is being held.

    SB 1046 - Senator Miller - enables Real ID in Virginia

    SB 1053 - Senator Whipple - allows localities to ban guns in any
    government buildings and grounds.

    SB 1257 - Senator Marsh - requires any private sales at gun shows go
    through a background check. Same bill he had last year.


    VCDL OPPOSES (5)

    HB 2136 - Delegate Miller - allows police to be able to arrest someone
    for a class 1 or 2 misdemeanor at will. Same bill as before - third
    year.

    HB 2144 - Delegate Nutter - blocks the state police from giving out
    CHP holder information, but does NOT block courts from doing the
    same. We NEED to close off both sources.

    SB 529 - Senator Houck - blocks the state police from giving out CHP
    holder information, but does NOT block courts from doing the same. We
    NEED to close off both sources.

    SB 1166 - Senator Watkins - raises fee for background check on a
    firearm from $2 to $5. We need to get rid of the fee altogether, not
    raise it. On the positive side, the bill does make the purchase form
    unavailable to the public, which is good.

    SB 1254 - Senator Marsh - Misc CHP: eliminates taking an internet
    based training course for a CHP, expands a disqualification for public
    drunkenness to include such an offense in any other state, requires
    reciprocal permits be carried with a photo id (not needed for many
    such permits, which already have a photo on them), more...


    VCDL IS NEUTRAL (2)

    HB 2042 - Delegate Gear - allows officers of the State Lottery
    Department to be able to purchase their handguns on retirement.

    HB 2178 - Delegate E.T. Scott - prohibits convicted felons from
    possessing ammunition

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