Complete Transformation of Gun Rights Laws Sought for 2010
As in years past, hundreds of members of the Virginia citizens Defense
League will gather at the General Assembly in Richmond at 9AM on the
morning of Martin Luther King Day (Monday, Jan. 18th, 2010) to conduct
coordinated lobby operations. Some will drive for hours to attend and
stay overnight in Richmond area hotels.
The theme for the 2010 VCDL Lobby day is "Transforming Gun Rights in
Bills have been filed already to (1) repeal the ban on concealed carry
in restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages, (2) repeal the ban on
purchasing more than one handgun a month, (3) allow a concealed handgun
permit holder to carry a concealed handgun in any government facility
being used as an emergency shelter, and (4) to streamline the
application process for concealed handgun permits by (a) allowing
applicants to apply for permits by mail and (b) without having to submit
NOTE: Only a very few other states ban concealed carry in restaurants
that serve alcoholic beverages or ration handgun purchases, and 75% of
Virginia localities do NOT require fingerprinting anyway, including
Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties, and the City of Richmond.
Throughout Lobby Day, hundreds of gun owning constituents wearing "Guns
Save Lives" stickers will visit legislators and staff members to discuss
the VCDL gun rights agenda, drop off the VCDL legislative analysis white
paper, and attend committee hearings. Many of these law-abiding
citizens will be carrying loaded handguns and bringing friends, family,
and kids in tow.
VCDL Lobby Day culminates in a rally on the capitol clock tower green at
11AM to listen to pro-gun rights leaders and speakers - videos of past
rallies can be found at VCDL.org's main page.