Gun Rights Won One And Lost 1 In Virginia’s January 12th Special Elections

Gun Rights Won One And Lost 1 In Virginia’s January 12th Special Elections

Virginia Gun Owners Coalition
Virginia Gun Owners Coalition

Virginia –-( Pro-gun Jeff McWaters won the special election in District 8 by 79% to 21% over anti-gun Bill Fleming

VGOC spent no resources in that fight because we knew it was a slam dunk.

The bad news is that pro-gun Steve Hunt lost to anti-gun carpet bagger Dave Marsden by 50.64% to 49.26%.

Out of 23,602 votes cast Steve lost by 327 votes.

This is a radically liberal district in Fairfax and becoming more liberal all the time. Four years ago, Ken Cuccinelli only won by 92 votes.

The turn out of gun owners is what made it close. Thank you to all who invested in mobilizing gun owners.

We now have our work cut out in the Virginia legislative session. It just got harder.

The anti-gun lobby will be energized by this pick up of an extra anti-gun vote. We will face some stiff anti-gun efforts.

So please, if you have not made a membership donation for 2010, please do so today at

If you have recently donated, anything extra that you can throw into the fight it will gratefully received and carefully used. Many on this list have never donated.

Please do so today either at or by sending a check to VGOC, PO Box 1599, Front Royal, VA 22630.

It costs a lot of time and money to run a gun lobby and we desperately need your help.

For Liberty
Mike McHugh
President, VGOC

Virginia Gun Owners Coalition is Virginia’s only no-compromise, non-partisan gun lobby patterned after Gun Owners of America on Capitol Hill. VGOC is a non-profit tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(4) of the IRS code. Because we lobby politicians to protect and defend the 2nd Amendment, contributions are not tax deductible for IRS purposes.