Covington VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Last Wednesday night Virginia Citizens Defense League flooded the meeting of the McLean Citizens Association (MCA) board meeting, where the MCA was going to decide what to do, if anything, about NOVA Firearms moving their store near a k-12 school.
A few parents, who clearly didn’t know anything at all about guns, were actually concerned about the gun store being near the school.
(If those parents would simply take about 20 minutes to go visit the gun store, they would find their fears are totally unfounded.)
Members wearing Virginia Citizens Defense League “Guns Save Lives” stickers vastly outnumbered the other side, who were sporting some small black-on-white stickers.
At the beginning of the meeting the board chairman told the attendees that the board was not taking any public input on the NOVA Firearms matter. He said the board would be discussing it that evening, which they did as the last item on their agenda.
AND THE ANTIS WERE THEIR USUAL SELF-OBSESSED, RUDE, CHILDISH SELVES.
The chairman had asked everyone to please be quiet as the board held its meeting.
While gun owners were respectfully silent, one of the antis yelled at the top of his lungs from the back of the room (paraphrasing):
“This guy (pointing to someone in front of him) has TWO GUNS!!! Do you allow GUNS at your meetings!?! Officer – are GUNS LEGAL here?!!”
The room broke out in laughter! If I hadn’t been so polite and not wanting to take part in interrupting their meeting, I had wanted to say, “Will everyone who is carrying a gun please raise their hand?”
The police officer at the front of the room, who is there for all the MCA meetings, said it was perfectly legal. One of the board members applauded that.
The meeting continued until another self-important anti interrupted the meeting, first demanding in a loud voice that she be told details about a committee being created and then demanding that one of the board members who was speaking stand up and face the attendees so she could hear him!
Excuse me, but this is the MCA’s board meeting, they don’t have to change how they run their meeting to accommodate you, madam! Sit down and shut up. I hope she tries that at a committee meeting at the General Assembly. I’ll be sure to have some popcorn ready as I sit back and enjoy the show.
All the antis rude shenanigans always make me all the more proud of the decorum of Virginia Citizens Defense League members.
THE NEXT STEP
Reading faces, it was pretty clear to many of us that the MCA really didn’t want anything to do with the whole affair. I believe that they do want to placate the fearsome parents, so they created an ad-hoc committee to look into what, if anything, the MCA should do. The committee will report back next month.
We’ll be watching and waiting.
Thanks to all of you who came out, create that sea of orange and standing up for freedom!
Photos of the meeting are now posted on the home page of the Virginia Citizens Defense League web site.
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