VA Senator Vogel Responds To Concerned Gun Owners On Firearms Ban Planning

Senator Vogel has been responding to VCDL members who questioned her resolve based on some statements she made in

Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA –-( Her response is that she will support our Second Amendment rights. However, part of her response is still troubling:

“…I have grave concerns about the consequences of that Connecticut murder and have to remain open minded about how we change the tone and address some of these issues.”

While having an open mind is not necessarily a bad idea generally, it is important to note that too open of a mind will let a person’s brains spill onto the floor.

Here is VCDL’s response to ALL legislators who are considering ANY KIND of additional gun control:

  1. The Connecticut massacre happened in CONNECTICUT and NOT Virginia! Connecticut has very severe gun-control laws and we have seen how well those laws work everywhere they are tried. Tightening our laws in any way will NOT make us less susceptible, but more susceptible to having a similar massacre here. What will help is to allow CHP holders, including teachers and administrators with CHPs, to carry on K-12 property.
  2. Gun owners in Virginia do not want ANY more gun control. NONE. We will be watching votes very carefully – in subcommittees, committees, and on the Floor. Bad votes will be exposed to constituent gun owners and not be forgotten come election time (the House of Delegates is up for election in 2013).

Bad votes will include, but not be limited to, the following:

* Gun bans of any sort, whether based on cosmetics, or not
* Magazine bans, or any other accessory bans, of any sort
* Background checks on private sales
* Restrictions on purchase, transfer, carry, storage, or discharge of firearms
* Restrictions on gun shows, dealers, hunting clubs, or firing ranges

None of the above would have stopped the Connecticut massacre:

  • Columbine and other massacres happened well into the Clinton Assault Weapon Ban.
  • The Virginia commission that looked into the Virginia Tech massacre issued a report that said, in part, that magazine capacity would not have affected the massacre one way or the other.
  • Background checks on private sales had nothing to do with what happened in Connecticut, and can be easily defeated using “straw purchases,” as was the case of the recent murder of some ambushed firemen in New York. Background checks on private sales would effectively register guns, allowing for confiscation, which is being discussed by some legislators.

Lobby Day is Monday, January 21st. YOU NEED TO BE 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:

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Silas Longshot

Typically, it seems, when a politician has an 'open mind' it means they will be likely to vote the opposite way their constituents wanted.

Gun control never has, never did and never will control criminal activity with firearms.

Gun control always has, is and always will be about control of the citizen, disarmament of them so that tyranny and oppression can be more easily attained.

Ask Hitler or Stalin.


Gun control only begets more gun control until there are none of us left with any. That is all they are after. They know if the cops and media did not put out the names and pictures of the people who did these things, they would go away. A very simple thing to do and won't cost the government a cent. But they are not interested in a real answer that would work. If they did that and it worked, and it will, they know they don't have a let to stand on to take away all guns. So it… Read more »

J Ameral

Last year (2012) 60 children were killed with firearms in the city of Chicargo. That city enjoys some of the most tyranical gun control in our nation. The administration nor any other Liberal Political pundit used that for a basis for CHANGE. In any chat about gun control with a liberal this must be the formost question. "why are the terros of the crazy man in Conn. more important than the crazy men of Ill.? Could it be the crazy men in Ill are in office?"


Facts mean nothing to these people. They have no concern that what they do may just very well cause an actual rebellion. If they don't care enough about that,, then they sure don't care about the kids. Like I said facts don't mean anything to these people. They don't care about you, your kids, your wife. In fact by their actions they show they are willing to kill a lot of americans. Because thats what it's going to take to disarm this country. These libs are living in a fairyland if they think this stuff won't touch them. When the… Read more »

Pocono Shooting

The meaning of the phrase "well-regulated" in the 2nd amendment The following are taken from the Oxford English Dictionary, and bracket in time the writing of the 2nd amendment: 1709: "If a liberal Education has formed in us well-regulated Appetites and worthy Inclinations." 1714: "The practice of all well-regulated courts of justice in the world." 1812: "The equation of time … is the adjustment of the difference of time as shown by a well-regulated clock and a true sun dial." 1848: "A remissness for which I am sure every well-regulated person will blame the Mayor." 1862: "It appeared to her… Read more »

Doug White

A 100# woman gets shot 2 or 3 times at close range and never flinches,no body reactions, no blood, and then spins around on her high heals and runs 25 or 30 feet behind a truck never missing a beat anywhere during all this. It was all fake.