More Stupid Gun Control From Delta Airlines

I got an email from Virginian 2A rights group the Virginia Citizens Defense League today that I want to share with everyone regarding Delta’s recent anti gun policy. An updated story of such an absurd, idiotic and unfriendly policy of the skies that this VCDL member experienced.

I checked in with Delta for a flight out of Richmond.  As always I had to go to the counter to declare my firearm.  Delta checked to make sure it was secure and unloaded.  In addition to the standard luggage tag that Delta uses, they placed a second white tag on my bag identifying that it contained a firearm [PVC:  The tag is marked “CAGPT,” and does not say firearm.  However, I question whether it is legal under federal law].  The bag was accepted and I went on my way.

When I got to my destination I went to the baggage claim to retrieve my bag.  It was not there.  I then went to the Delta baggage office and was told my bag would be delivered to them and then given to me. This is a new change since the incident in Ft Lauderdale airport. Before they gave me my bag, they checked my ID and then told me they had to zip tie my bag.  Indeed they did just that.  They connected two very large zip ties vertically around my bag.  Then I was free to go.  The Delta agent told me this was the new TSA/FAA policy since the Ft. Lauderdale shooting.  [PVC:  I believe that to be FALSE.  This seems to be something Delta is doing on their own.]

The zip tie was as useless as teats on a bull frog.  I went around the corner, removed the zip tie, and unzipped my bag and felt for my hard sided case.  Of course it was there.

Now here is where it gets interesting.  When I went to check in for my trip home.  My travel record had been flagged.  I could not even check-in or obtain a boarding pass.  I must first go to the counter.  Of course that is what I must do, if I am checking a firearm.  Just because I had one on one trip does not mean I have one for the return flight home.

Delta needs to be called out of this and we need to keep the pressure by not flying with them and bombard them with emails or complaints and schooling them. I know it’s their business their choice. Vote with your $$. There are over 16 million people with concealed permit holders and many travel with their guns. Not to include those who travel for hunting. We can put a dent on their wallet.

Georgia Finally Recognizes Virginia Concealed Carry Permit

Just got the news from VCDL’s president Philip Van Cleave.
Effective immediately: Georgia now formally recognizes Virginia CHPs! Here is a link to the Georgia Attorney General’s website:
The Georgia Carry/VCDL/Bob Sadlter lawsuit against the Georgia Attorney General will now be dropped.

2017 Virginia Legislation Wrap Up – Gun Bills

We started the year by attending Lobby Day to attending each pro and anti gun bills in the GA sessions to writing emails and calling ours legislators about the bills we support or opposed. We are almost at the end of the road for the 2017 legislation. Good news is all anti-gun bills were buried this year and several good gun bills got sign in to law by our governor who is a man of his party’s agenda. He did vetoed couple of good life saving gun bills such as, HB 1582, Campbell, military 18 and older can apply for a CHP and SB 1299 by Vogel, protective orders become CHPs. Ironically the Democrats talk so much about protecting women and children but only if it politically concerns their interest.  We tried to override several good bills that were vetoed but failed yesterday.
I was watching the feeds yesterday from Philip Van Cleave, the president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League who was at the General Assembly watching the whole showdown.
Snippets taken from Philip’s Facrbook posting.

The most important bill to me and many others who travel to anti gun states is SB 1023 sharing concealed permit information to states that don’t honor Virginian’s concealed handgun permit. People’s Socialist Republic of Maryland is known to harass law abiding citizens instead of going after real law breakers. This is the most recent well known case Florida Man with Gun at Home Gets Pulled Over, Searched, ‘Humiliated’ in Maryland. No wonder why MD’s crime per capital is way above Virginia. This matter also steps in to the privacy realm, which is why we were encouraged to write to those especially democrat legislators.
Below taken from the VCDL Alert:

The veto session concluded late last night.  Two pro-rights bills survived and are now headed back to the Governor’s desk for a final action.

The bill we have fought for the hardest at the end of the session is one of the two that has survived so far  – SB 1023.

Here are the gun bills and their status:


SB 1023, Stuart, prevents the Virginia State Police from sharing CHP info with states that don’t honor our CHPs.  Lt. Gov. Northam ruled that the Governor’s change to convert the bill into a One Handgun a Month bill was constitutional.  The Senate disagreed and took a vote, which overrode the Lt. Governorl by a margin of 21-19, ruling the Governor’s substitute bill as unconstitutional.

SB 1315, Carrico, foster parents can carry at home.  The Governor’s amendment which destroyed the bill was rejected with a bi-partisan vote – 24-16

BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW (effective on July 1)

HB 1466, Fowler, Circuit Courts Clerks to send out email reminders of expiring CHPs at least 90 days prior to expiration

HB 1849, Gilbert, allows Circuit Court Clerks to provide laminated or plastic CHPs

HB 2325, Fariss, requires a copy of photo ID when applying for a CHP, but eliminates the need for having the application notarized

HB 2369, Pogge, proof of address no longer required when changing the address on a CHP

HB 2429, O’Quinn, provides a mechanism for those with prior mental health issues, but who no longer live in Virginia, to get their right to own guns restored

SB 1533, Obenshain, allows non-violent felons to possess, transport, and carry either antique or black powder firearms for purposes of sport, recreation, or cultural events

HB 1392, Lingamfelter, authorizes retired police officers who are working security at a K-12 school to carry a firearm

BILLS THAT ARE NOW DEAD (To override a veto, there needs to be 67 votes in the House and 27 in the Senate.  Some fell short by only one or two votes.)

HB 1432, Ware, switchblades legalized: no vote attempted

HB 1582, Campbell, military 18 and older can apply for a CHP: 66-32

HB 1852, Gilbert, protective orders become CHPs: 65-34 (Gilbert fought hard for his bill on the House Floor.  Gilbert called out the blatant hypocrisy of those who were voting against this bill, but who were wearing ribbons in solidarity with crime victims.)

HB 1853, Gilbert, free training for domestic violence victims: 65-34 (Gilbert fought hard for his bill on the House Floor)

HB 2077, Wilt, emergency shelter carry: no vote attempted

SB 1299, Vogel, protective orders become CHPs: 22-18  (Vogel fought hard for her bill on the Senate Floor)

SB 1300, Vogel, free training for domestic violence victims: 22-18 (Vogel fought hard for her bill on the Senate Floor)

SB 1347, Reeves, switchblades legalized: 21-19

SB 1362, Black, military 18 and older can apply for a CHP: 21-19

SB 865, Stuart, allows family members to transfer various knives to minor family members: 21-19

The other good news of today is Georgia’s new law recognizes Virginia’s handgun permit. Georgia, New Law Recognizes Virginia Concealed Handgun Permits
Note:  DO NOT CARRY outside your vehicle in Georgia until the Georgia Attorney General shows Virginia permits as being honored on his website.
For those of you with Florida and Utah permit there is no news for you here.

What To Do When Your Doctor Asks About Your Guns

Doctors and gun controlIt’s seems to be a more frequent occurring that we hear people bringing up conversations about their physician having them fill out a questionnaire in regards to their health care plan asking about guns which has nothing to do with the subject whatsoever. The “Affordable Health Care Act” is over a 1000 pages to mask it’s dangerous doses of personal rights violations and gun control is one of the main bullet points.

At my state gun rights group (VCDL) monthly meeting, someone associated to the Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership gave us all attendees handouts with information on what steps you can take to deal with when your doctor asks you about your guns. I want to share it to as many people as I can. Feel free to pass along this valuable information

Health care professionals misusing their patientstrust to push a political agenda of gun control is called an ethical boundary violation.

You may encounter the question in your health plan‘s standard health appraisal questionnaire. Even though it may not be of your doctor’s making (your doctor may very likely just be going along with the guidelines of his or her gunhating medical organization such as the AAP or ACP), its still part of your permanent medical record. Or your doctor may have a personal prejudice against gun ownership, shaped by her training in medical school or residency. Either way, it is important for people to know some very important facts:

     • Doctors receive absolutely no training about firearm safety, mechanics, or tactics in medical school or residency. They are completely unqualified by their training to advise anyone about guns.

     • Gun ownership is a civil right. A doctors abuse of his position of trust to pressure you to give up that civil right is professionally and morally wrong. In some states it is illegal. You DO NOT have to tolerate it.
     • You as a consumer have great power in the doctor-patient relationship. Do not be afraid to use it.

This does not include cases where a doctor casually talks with you about guns out of a common interest you both may have.

So what can you do when your doctor or your health plan starts asking you about guns in your home?

A range of options is available to you, some sending a more powerful message than others.

      1) Politely refuse to answer the doctor‘s question or the health plans questionnaire item about guns. You can either explain your discomfort with the question or decline to give a reason.

      2) If the gun question(s) appears on your health plan‘s routine health assessment questionnaire, file a formal written complaint with the health plan. Every health plan has a member complaint process, often prescribed by law. Your complaint will be registered and the health plan will respond.

     3) If the health plan responds with the excuse that their questions about your guns are standard medical practice that they must follow, you can take the complaint to the next step-file a written complaint with your state agency that regulates health plans. In California you would follow the complaint procedure on the Department of Managed Health Care website ( ). Its your right as a patient.

     4) If your doctor persists in asking intrusive questions about guns in your home, you can also file a complaint specifically against him or her with your health plan. Such complaints are taken seriously, and the doctor will be called to account for it. Having one or more complaints about ethical boundary violations on her record will make her think twice about doing it again.

     5) Internet consumer rating sites have created another way doctors can be publicly rated on the basis of service, attitude, and behavior. Some commonly used rating sites are  Yelp. com,, Vitals. com, and RateMDs.

     6) Increasingly, doctors’ pay from Medicare and insurance companies is tied to how they score on patient satisfaction surveys. These are often sent randomly to patients, but you can request one to fill out. You can have a powerful impact on a doctors conduct by reporting the doctor‘s unethical questioning about your guns.

     7) If the doctors conduct is especially offensive, you have the right to submit a complaint to the doctor‘s licensing board. This is an agency in your state government that holds the ultimate power of licensure over your doctor. A quick internet search for “medical boardin your state should take you to the official form for filing a complaint. This is a step that should not be taken lightly.

Remember when writing your complaint to be polite. Explain why you find the doctor‘s or health plan‘s behavior unacceptable. Include the powerful points we’ve discussed:

     • Your doctor is professionally unqualified to give expert advice on firearms
     • Your right to own firearms is a civil right that is none of your doctors business
• A doctor misu
sing his or her authority and trust to push a political agenda of gun control is an ethical boundary violation. Such unprofessional conduct is not acceptable.

Your right to own a firearm is enshrined in the Constitution. Don‘t let any doctor or health plan intimidate you into giving up your civil rights.


You can download the pdf version here which has the correct formatting.
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Harvard University Study Reveals More Guns Equates to Less Crime

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You read it right again. According to a more recent study by Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, which cites the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S National Academy of Sciences and the United Nations International Study on Firearms Regulation, the more guns a nation has, the less criminal activity.

The study came from the Harvard Journal of Law, that bastion of extreme, Ivy League liberalism. Titled Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?, the report “found some surprising things.”
It concludes the virtually unpublicized research report by attorney Don B. Kates and Dr. Gary Mauser. But the key is firearms in the hands of private citizens.

Take a look at Russian for example, today violence in Russian is far worse than in the U.S. In the motherland, it’s still really hard for the average Russian to get a concealed carry permit or license, if you didn’t know Russians can now carry guns for self-defense. But in Western Europe things are far worse, with more lone wolf muslim terrorist attacks in France and Belgium are a daily norm these days.

The liberal politicians and the main stream media love to count suicides, gang on gang shootings and police shooting bad guys to pile up their numbers on gun related death.
They also failed to compare per capita, it’s not as simple as country vs country. Compare the population and land size of the UK vs the U.S. That’s a huge difference isn’t it?
Why not compare all of Europe to match the size of the U.S? That will be apples to apples and a fair comparison. Because if compared in such way, Europe murder rate and gun crime will probably be much higher than the U.S and won’t fit their anti-gun agenda.

Here are some references;
Another view on gun violence

Harvard Gun-control Study Destroys Gun-control Agenda

The “Feel” Good Legislation – Escape Vehicle Ban of 2016


With the recent mass killings and only a “small” rise of vehicles being used as a weapon, the media, law makers and the public always say we have to do something about the tool that was used. Hardly blaming the person/s. While simultaneously intending to do nothing more vigorously than posting an emotionally charged status on the news and social media.

The usual routine actions that legislators will perform based on the general fear, vague and use the widespread unease to signed another so called “feel-good” piece of legislation that does nothing more to prevent the problem that it supposed to prevent but only hinder law abiding citizens from going about their daily lives.france terror truck

Politicians are all about trying to look good on paper, acting like they care about fixing the problem on the citizens behalf. In reality they are after their own party and the bigger agenda. They don’t care about us, they have no interest in solving terrorist attacks, and general violent criminal activist. We have a lot of laws that need to be enforced!
Want to know more about liberal logic?

Imagine if vehicles are treated like guns. Here is a proposed escape vehicle ban legislation that looks something like this.

S. BILL 498
To regulate get-away vehicles, to ensure that the right to drive is not unlimited, and for other purposes.



To regulate vehicles commonly used in escapes from the scene of a crime, to ensure that access to such vehicles is not unlimited, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled


This Act may be cited as the “Escape Vehicle Ban of 2016”.


(a) IN GENERAL.—The terms “get-away vehicle” and “escape vehicle” means any motorized vehicle which—

(A) Is intended for use on established roadways and which—

(B) Will travel at speeds capable of exceeding established speed limits for United States highways and interstates.

(C) May also include any other vehicle, motorized or propelled by other means, which could be used to elude law enforcement after the commission of a crime.


It shall be unlawful for any person or persons who has been previously convicted of a felony offense or has been convicted of a misdemeanor offense punishable by a term of 12 months or longer, or is currently under indictment for such offense to own, operate or transfer to another individual, any vehicle which can be classified by this Act as an Escape Vehicle.

It shall be unlawful for any person to import, sell, manufacture, occupy, possess or operate vehicles which fall under this Act which were manufactured after the date of enactment of said Act.

Vehicles covered under this Act which are currently owned by non-prohibited persons may be owned and operated until such time as they are no longer serviceable.

They may not be transferred to anyone other than those exempted from restriction under this Act.

All vehicles grandfathered under this act must be registered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation within 180 days of the implementation of this Act.

It is further prohibited for any individual or group of individuals who are observed to be loitering outside of facilities such as banks, liquor stores, convenience stores and other facilities which are common targets of violent crimes to occupy vehicles covered by this Act.


Those individuals who currently own vehicles covered under this act and wish to retain ownership until the end of the vehicle’s serviceable life must consent to a criminal background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Said background check must be completed within 180 days of the implementation of this act.

Failure to do so will result in confiscation of the Escape Vehicle without compensation to the individual.


This act shall NOT apply to the following classes of individual:

(A) Police officers whether on or off duty

(B) Officers of the Court

(C) Elected officials

(D) Duly Licensed Automobile Dealers


Those who violate this act shall be subject to the following:

(A) Prohibited Persons found to be in operation of Escape Vehicles are subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed Ten (10) years and/or a fine not to exceed $10,000.00 dollars.

(B) Non-Prohibited Persons who fail to register their Escape Vehicles with the FBI will be subject to forfeiture of the vehicle and a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 dollars.

(C) Transfer of Escape Vehicles other than to authorized dealers of government agencies shall be punishable by forfeiture of the vehicle and imprisonment for a term not to exceed Two (2) years and/or a fine not to exceed $2,000.00.


Those individuals who choose not to retain ownership of vehicles covered under this Act may elect to transfer ownership of said vehicles an authorized licensed dealer within 180 days of the ratification of this act.

Compensation shall be determined by the dealer, but shall be no less that standard accepted trade in value as evidenced by commonly accepted industry sources.


If any provision of this Act, an amendment made by this Act, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, it is up to the United States Citizen to contest and appeal this act.

All citizens will be considered guilty until proven innocent.

As with similar bills like the Assault Weapon Ban, the Gun Control Acts of 1934, 1968 and 1986, it has been accepted practice of this Legislative Body to enact laws, rules and regulations that deprive United States Citizens of their rights and personal property without due process.

It is further determined that although this Act will do nothing to prevent bank robberies, liquor store robberies, violent assaults and similar crimes, given the evidence that most escapes from such crimes are facilitated by vehicular transportation, this Act is justified because we simply HAVE to do SOMETHING, even when that action will further endanger the American Public and will not accomplish anything worthwhile.

Credit goes to for making SB498

The full PDF version can be downloaded here.

Although this is sarcasm, such fictitious bill  does make a great example to show us how useless many politicians and bureaucrats are all about this days. Taking a perspective look, Isn’t the proposed vehicle legislation absurd? Definitely!
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Pro Gun Grassroots Calls On The NRA To Stop Supporting No Due Process & Gun Free Zones


There are times when the NRA needs to be reminded and slap back to the right. They should do what is right by supporting our country’s constitution as a whole.
With the recent terrorist shootings, NRA-ILA leadership has offer support for legislation that defies what America was founded on. NRA wants to back lawmakers in congress who are in support of an epic failure and dangerous to law abiding citizens, the no-fly list system.

A lawyer who helps people get off the terror watch list, said that this list is useless.

Taken from

We urge the NRA-ILA to work towards enhancing concealed carry reciprocity, among the states, and eliminating so-called “gun free zones”.

  • These so-called “gun free zones” kill people. They are exactly what terrorists want; a target-rich environment with no one who can mount an effective defense.
  • In 34 states it is legal to carry firearms into establishments that serve alcohol, and this has not proven to be a problem.
  • An overwhelming majority of mass killings in America occur in so-called gun free zones.
  • Secret government lists have been the hallmark of tyrannical, murderous governments throughout history.

All American gun owners want a safe America, but we won’t be safer with another secret government list, nor by making it more difficult for responsible gun owners to protect themselves and their families.

We, the grass roots American gun owners reaffirm:

  • There is NO acceptable gun free zone in America.
  • There is NO acceptable secret government list for government use to approve or deny the sale of firearms.
  • There is NO acceptable magazine or feeding device capacity limit.
  • There is NO acceptable prohibition on owning or legally using any semiautomatic rifle.
  • There is NO acceptable prohibition on responsible gun owners who wish to carry their firearms in any of the States, Territories or federal district of the United States of America.
  • There is NO acceptable restriction on private sale of firearms between law-abiding Americans.


In the wake of the Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, grass roots gun owners will work to end the scourge of gun free zones, increase reciprocity and recognition of citizen’s’ right to carry across America, and oppose any new restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. We will be prepared, we will train, we will be ready, and we will vigilantly defend our freedom. We call upon gun bloggers, activists, trainers, members of the firearms industry, gun owners, and anyone who enjoys freedom, to support rolling back restrictions on responsible gun owners and opposing attempts to pass ineffective, “feel good“, gun restrictions.



Virginian Residents Are a Bliss As Reciprocity Expands!

Anti freedom politicians didn’t realize that they would create a boomerang effect when their Attorney General decided to stop recognizing 25 states. Well that didn’t go as planed for them, thanks to the VCDL and all other gun owners who showed up for Lobby Day and pressure from other states as well.

July 1st the new law takes effect. Virginia now is required to recognize all states concealed carry permits. Recently we just gain Nevada and Georgia which I’m extremely happy.
But as soon as the first of this month rolled in, Maine and Colorado just officially recognizes Virginia. New Hampshire should follow soon.

Below is the current reciprocity map for VA concealed handgun permit holders. It’s a beautiful map isn’t it? A year ago I never thought we will this lucky  And for those with UT, AZ or FL permits will have one or two more states.
The all states recognition is part of a deal with VA’s republics and democrats that the governor McAuliffe signed in to law which requires VA state police to be present at every gun show and can run background checks for private parties if they choose so.
Bloomberg boys and other anit-gun groups were actually irate and displeased with the governor that supposed to be on their side. 😆
Please be sure to study all gun laws of each state or states you plan on traveling to. It’s your responsibility to know the laws. My previous article “Transporting and Carrying Firearms With You to Other States”  goes in depths.

What Happens to your Concealed Carry Gun When You’re Taken into the ER?


While going about carrying your firearm, ever thought about what would happen if you get taken in to the ambulance and in route to the hospital? A good example will be a vehicle related accident. Most people don’t bring this up or talk about it.
One day you might be in this situation.
The Greg from Active Response Training has some advice about what you should do and need to know. Make sure to check with your local fire/EMS.

A Few Things To Discuss – Montgomery Co, MD. Shootings Eulalio Tordil

Mongomery mall shooting

Today police finally caught the shooter, a Federal Protective Service employee who shot a woman in a Prince George’s County MD school parking lot Thursday 5 2016. Then again today Friday the 6th he shot others at Montgomery Mall and Aspen Hill grocery store. So far two victims died and other two are injured in the two days shooting by one assailant.
More details on local ABC and WTOP news.

First I want to briefly touch on 3rd party intervention in my previous article What Not To Do As A Concealed Carrier & The Good Samaritan. We as a law-abiding armed citizens have responsibilities to protect ourselves and love ones from violence. Not to use our guns to play police and intervene a 3rd party incident, unless with certain “exceptions” I mentioned  in the article linked above.
What’s worse with this case is that the woman at the school who intervened (the news media called them good Samaritan 😕 ) wasn’t carrying a gun, and foolishly walked up to a derange man with a gun. I can’t believe this people, how naive they are? And of course this occurred in Communist Maryland and on school property. Why walked in to a fire without a fire extinguisher?

This was not a mass random shooting but an enrage person related to domestic violence that went out of control, and spilled in to the public, are you prepare? Besides being armed and skilled, remaining vigilance is one major key factor to your survival.

A side step: the battered woman is in the most danger of being killed during the first few days after filing a protection order. Virginia’s Governor vetoed a bill that would turn a protection order in to a concealed handgun permit for 45 days, thus giving the option for the victim spouse to be able to defend his or herself. I thought the governor cared about women’s safety. The irrational and illogical left gun grabbers. But I think they know exactly what they are doing.

Shooter Suspect Eulalio Tordil
Shooter Suspect Eulalio Tordil

Wow! Communist Muurland. So much for their draconian apeshit gun control laws. More and more incidents where those who want to do harm will find it very easy to acquire guns and use them. Laws don’t work on bad people… A great example will be with this incident. And how ironic is that a LEO would commit such act? Yet they want the masses to believe only cops should own guns, know how to use them and protect us. What bluff! Statistics showed that concealed carriers are the most law abiding citizens.
A protective order was issues for Eulalio Tordill which he wasn’t allow to own any guns 🙄 The local news radio said he gave up his issued guns when he was let go from his job.

The order was issued on March 17, 2016, and was to remain in place for one year. The judge specifically ordered Tordil to stay away from High Point High School, where Gladys Tordil was murdered.

Yeah, as if he would obey. I would not step foot in Maryland, not worth it when their government denies my right to self-defense but at the same time can’t protect me. In free states like VA, WV, FL, UT, AZ just to name a few, you won’t get incarcerated for legally defending yourself with lethal force. It’s not the government’s duty and responsibility to protect your life but yourself. It’s not even practical that they can.

His victim wife wasn’t allow to own and carry a gun, thanks to Maryland’s gun “safety/control” laws. If she was carrying a gun and able to turn the tables around, she could have shot and kill Tordil in self-defense. But only to survive and face unjust, cruel and illegal punishment from her state’s government. Go figure…

Train, fight for your rights and say safe.