Covington VA –-(Ammoland.com)- The James Madison University protest was the next day, Thursday.
The skies were clear, but it was colder, though not extremely so. We had around twenty people at the peak, the occupiers had three.
(As usual the occupiers had no table and no student group to sponsor them.)
We handed out around 800 brochures and even more stickers. The event started slow, but picked up considerably as the day wore on. Chris Kichnko, the Vice-President of the JMU Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, VCDL EM Patricia Webb, and I spoke around noon.
Hats off to JMU Chief of Police, Lee Shifflett. He was very professional and truly couldn’t have been nicer or easier to work with.
Thanks also go to the JMU Students for Concealed Carry on Campus for sponsoring us!
From WSVA.com: https://tinyurl.com/7atdqut
At the same time news was swirling about the shooting at Virginia Tech, students were out on the campus of JMU lobbying for gun rights.
The Virginia Citizens Defense League and JMU’s Students for Concealed Carry on Campus rallied, saying that bans in place on college campuses preventing students from carrying guns is a violation of the second amendment.
JMU’s policy does not allow students, faculty or staff to carry a gun on campus. The VCDL is urging pro-gun alumni to withhold any financial gifts until the policy is changed.
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: www.vcdl.org