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.
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Publish on Roanoke Times newspaper opinion section. Written by Joseph E. Elligson who is are member of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. Sometimes we need more freedom loving folks to give some truth sine the light of our side. Continue reading “Elligson: On guns, let’s stick to the facts” »
Governor Terry McAuliffe and his Attorney General Mark Herring kicked the hornet’s nest. After denying 25 states (6 million people) permit holders and restricting firearms in state buildings. On January the 18th , we had over 1200 freedom, Second Amendment supporters showing up despite the frigid temperatures. This huge turn out send a strong message to Virginia law makers.
A lot of folks met with their delegates, senators and house of representatives. Private groups and VCDL teams covered every legislator’s office and many legislators saw three or even four teams come by! Handing out printed papers with the bills we support and ones we opposed. Each bill has comments elaborating them and reader-friendly. VCDL 2016 Legislation Tracking Tool
The general assembly building was pack almost every floor with people wearing guns save lives stickers. The anti-gunners were outnumbered big time. 😆
We had one Senator Dave Marsden with his silly banner saying ” Welcome gun lobby day members. I know you mean well. But, if it isn’t to much trouble, please stop trying to save our lives… Too many people are getting killed in the effort”
Doesn’t he know criminals are the trouble ones? Many people open carrying posted and took pictures in front of his banner. And by the way, over a thousand loaded guns were carried in to the general assembly and not a sing shot fired. It was probably the safest place to be in Virginia at the time. No one started shooting anyone over disputes, arguments or such. The progressive left always say angry gun owners, and someone is going to get shot, woo… We can’t have to many guns! OMG! Continue reading “VCDL Lobby Day 2016 Report” »