Virginia Citizens Defense League Update

Virginia Citizens Defense League Update

Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA –-( VCDL looking for new gun show coordinator in the Shenandoah area:

Gun shows are critical to VCDL’s continued success. VCDL is looking for a replacement for Mike Piper, VCDL’s Shenandoah gun show coordinator, who is responsible for the Fisherville and Harrisonburg shows.

If you are interested in taking over Mike’s position, send an email to me at [email protected]

VCDL would like to thank Mike for his selfless service to the organization over the past few years.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our current and past gun show coordinators – we couldn’t have done all that we have without them!

We you are at a gun show, be sure to go by the VCDL booth and thank all the volunteers for their time!

Upcoming Sussex hearing on shooting ranges – corrections – March 17th
Sussex area members (and anyone else who can come), the Sussex Count Board of Supervisors is meeting on March 17th to consider some onerous shooting range restrictions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the original proposed ordinance has been modified since the hearing last month and we need to make sure that the updated ordinance goes back to the Planning Commission for another public hearing on the changes! We do NOT want them to RAM this through!

The meeting is going to be held:

When: Thursday, March 17
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Sussex Central High School Auditorium
21394 Sussex Drive
Sussex, Virginia 23884

*** Please note that the meeting is being held in a *high school*.

A good turnout is needed to show support for ranges, both current and future, in Sussex County!

VCDL membership meeting in Newport News area on March 24th
EM Ron Lilly and Ed Burton have arranged for VCDL to have a membership meeting at the Lafayette Gun Club in Grafton. The meeting is on Thursday, March 24th, from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. The meeting will cover a wrap up of the General Assembly session and a variety of recent events affecting our right to keep and bear arms.

For those who have never been to the Lafayette Gun Club, this will be a great chance to see their facilities (including an indoor handgun range that is open 24/7!)

The meeting is open to the public, so bring your family, friends, and coworkers.

Here is a Google map to the Club that you can use to get directions:

I’ll see you there!

VCDL membership meeting in Annandale on March 29th, speaker survived terrorist attack at a church
VCDL will have its monthly membership meeting at the Mason Government Center in Annandale on Tuesday, March 29th, from 8 PM to 9:30 PM. Fellowship starts at 7:30 PM.

We will have two guest speakers:

Scott Martin, who is running for the 39th Virginia Senate district against Senator George Barker, will speak for a few minutes about his campaign.

Charl van Wyk, from South Africa, will be speaking about his deadly run in with terrorists at an attack on a church he was attending in South Africa in 1993 (St. James Massacre). He survived and saved lives because he was armed with a .38 snub-nosed revolver on that fateful day. This should be very, very interesting!

We will also be discussing recent events affecting our gun rights.

As with all VCDL membership meetings, this is open to the public. Bring friends, family and coworkers with you!

Directions can be found here:

VCDL membership meeting in Charlottesville area on April 7th
A VCDL meeting with food – hard to beat that 😉

From EM Patricia Webb:

In an effort to make membership meetings more accessible for those in western portions of the state, Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club has been very generous in making their clubhouse available for VCDL meetings. We are most grateful for this.

The next VCDL meeting at Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club will be on Thursday, April 7th. Preceding the meeting there will be a pot-luck dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7:30PM. We will be discussing the advancements made this year in the General Assembly.

Please come join us. Membership in VCDL or RRPC is not required. In fact, we encourage you to bring guests who have never been to a VCDL meeting. In addition, if you live in the vicinity and have never been to RRPC, this is an excellent opportunity to check out the range. RRRC is dedicated to the shooting sports and firearms education.

Those planning to attend the dinner please RSVP to [email protected], placing the number attending in the SUBJECT line. Example: 4/7 VCDL meeting, 2 for dinner. The drinks and a main course of homemade meatloaf will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share if you can, but don’t let that stop you from coming if you can’t.

Hope to see you there!

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: