Virginia Citizens Defense League Charlottesville Meeting Was Very Educational

Virginia Citizens Defense League Charlottesville Meeting Was Very Educational
EM Pat Webb filed this report:

Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA –-( For those who couldn’t make it last night, you missed an extremely informative meeting.

VCDL Executive Member and firearms attorney Mark Matthews spoke to us about setting up revocable trusts for the purpose of owning NFA items.

We discussed what items are covered by the National Firearms Act (NFA), what the trust can do and how this is an advantage to the person or people setting up the trust and to their heirs.

Once these details were explained we had a Q & A session where we delved deeper into the subject of trusts, firearms laws and, maybe most importantly, the amount of misinformation floating around out there.

The truth is, there are many people who just don’t know or comprehend the myriad of firearms laws. We were also fortunate to have a couple of FFL holders in the audience who deal in NFA items and could give us first-hand accounts of their experiences with BATFE.

They, too, fielded questions and offered valuable insight. We explored the tangible differences between a trust you would set up to leave assets to your heirs and an NFA trust, and why you want an attorney that understands the nuances of both.

In short, a lot of information was exchanged and should Mr. Matthews speak at future events I strongly encourage you to consider will not be disappointed! VCDL is extremely privileged to have such a valuable asset as Mr. Matthews, who has made it his mission to dissect and understand these regulations.

We appreciate the time he devotes to the organization and the firearms community. Likewise, we are grateful to RRPC for continuing to host the VCDL membership meetings by providing a comfortable venue, and for their dedication to educating the public about shooting sports and firearms safety.

[PVC: Based on a lot of requests, I tried to audio tape the session, but the audio isn’t good enough to post, unfortunately.]

RRPC Fun Day a success
Pat Webb also filed this:

On Saturday, September 24th Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club (RRPC) held their annual Fun Day. This is an event where members can bring their family and friends to the range to enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many different shooting sports. Participants were even able to shoot machine guns!

In addition to the shooting activities there were hot dogs and barbeques and there was even a mini-gun show. VCDL was invited to set up a booth and we were proud to participate again this year. VCDL members Gene Harrison, Brian Weidman, John Pulliam, Al Shank and Franz Bailey offered to help man the table. We enjoyed meeting many new people and seeing many familiar faces. A good time was had by all.

RRPC has been, and continues to be, a valuable ally to VCDL. They have provided a comfortable venue for VCDL to hold membership meetings in the Charlottesville area. Our thanks go out to the RRPC members and Board of Directors for their continued support. Please feel free to visit their web site at

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: