Today is Wednesday, April 23, 2014rss RSS feed
Virginia Delegate Joe Morrissey Preaching Gun Safety with his finger on the Triigger

Virginia Delegate Joe Morrissey Preaching Gun Safety with his finger on the trigger, as onlookers duck.

Virginia Citizens Defense League

Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA --( We had around 750 gun owners proudly wearing their Guns Save Lives stickers at the General Assembly!

We FLOODED all of the floors. Legislators and legislative aides could not and did not miss our message and our numbers.

Teams were formed outside, each headed by a Team Leader. The teams then entered the General Assembly Building. Each team went to the offices of their preassigned legislators. The teams delivered the VCDL Gun Bill Analysis document and talked to the legislators and/or their legislative aides, lobbying for VCDL’s agenda.

Fun was had by all and the teams did a fantastic job representing gun owners!

Our message blared like a loud Klaxon, while the antis made more of a peeping sound.

EM Bob Sadtler deserves special recognition for the hard work and long hours he put in coordinating the Team Leaders for Lobby Day.

EM Chip Marce, one of our Team Leaders wanted me to share this. His pride in his team is quite palpable and is shared by the other team leaders I have heard from:

“I wanted to let you know that from my perspective as a team leader, Lobby Day was a great success. If you have the opportunity, I would appreciate it if you could convey a huge THANK YOU!! to those who attended.

I’m completely biased of course, but my team was simply ‘The Best!’ I couldn’t have hoped for better folks to go with today. My team shored me up as I stumbled, made great points to our representatives that hadn’t even occurred to me, and were just great advocates for our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

I was sitting in some delegates office earlier today, I can’t remember which, and it struck me that I would take ANY ONE of my team including ( make that especially!! ) the teenagers over the bulk of the delegates and senators we have. Their stories and backgrounds were spot on, and they showed a passion for liberty that is too rare to see in these cynical times. I also found it fascinating to see the level of deference and respect we received, even when dealing with folks who we know to be our opponents. I think that politicians instinctively know who the lead dogs are, and I knew who the real leaders were at the GA today.

(Oh. Did I mention that I had a great team?)

To my team and everyone who showed for Lobby Day, thanks for making my
job as a Team Leader a real joy.”


A special thanks to all those who worked very hard to make Lobby Day a success this year:

  • EM Robert Sadtler
  • Board member Dennis O’Connor
  • Board member Bruce Jackson
  • Board member John Fenter
  • VCDL VP, Jim Snyder

Team Leaders: Lee Affholter, Doug Peterson, Jan Walter, Chuck Nesby, Chip Marce, Jeff Hamlin, Joe Ligon, Malcolm Blundell, John Wilburn, Greg Trojan, Christopher Karanski, George Overstreet, Alan Fisher, and Dave Hicks.



WRVA, Richmond’s premier AM radio station, had VCDL Lobby Day as the lead on the news every half hour on Monday morning.

A photo of some of the crowd awaiting to be assigned to teams:


Here is some more coverage:


Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right. Visit:

Ammoland Click to read AmmoLand FTC Marital Disclosures Distributed to you by - – The Shooting Sports News source.
  • Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • john Carr: The voters need to send that prune faced btch back home to stay. Oh, BTW she could drop off Harry Reid...
      • Bob Shell: I was dissappointed that Brewer vetoed the bill. She listened to the wrong people
      • Jimmy the Greek: I wish i could retire at 57 what are they crying about !
      • Denver: The solution is simple, though difficult. Gather up a couple of hundred thousand law abiding gun owners,...
      • Nomen Ignotus: It is even more curious that a “Jurist” who served on the Suprme Court does not know that...
    • maximum
      Login with Facebook: Log In
      Powered by Sociable!
    • Facebook Activity

    • Google+ Direct Connect

    Copyright 2014 Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ

    Sign up for the Ammoland Daily Digest

    * indicates required
    Daily Digest is a daily recap of Firearms industry news, 2nd Amendment politics , and product articles delivered to the inbox. Stay informed to keep your Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
    Yes, I want the Monthly email newsletter subscription to Ammoland so I can get a single newsletter once a month on the hot new products from the Firearms Industry!