Moms Demand Action to Push Gun Control in Fairfax TOMORROW

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Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)- I just learned that Moms Demand Action (MDA) is going to make a presentation to the West Springfield Citizen's Advisory Committee tomorrow, January 3 2017 at 7:30 PM. It deals with a program called “BeSMART.”

The program is about keeping children from getting access to unsecured firearms.

Sounds laudable on the surface, but MDA doesn't do anything unless it involves gun control.

How, when, and if a person secures their firearms is up to them.

While securing firearms that are not in use is generally a good idea, Virginia Citizens Defense League will not support any law that requires firearms to be secured. MDA, on the other hand, wants to make unsecured guns a criminal offense, even if the gun owner wasn't being reckless in doing so. I expect another such gun bill will be introduced in the General Assembly this year.

Who determines if a gun is “properly secured?” Circumstances vary and one size does NOT fit all. People with no children, only older children, or toddlers all have different considerations.

In the end, a gun must be accessible quickly to useful in an emergency.

Sometimes a child having access to a gun that they are familiar with has saved their life. Every year there are examples of this in the news. I remember one terrible case in California where a child familiar with her family's firearms did not have access to the those guns, per California law. During a home invasion when her parents weren't home, all she could do was watch helplessly as her siblings were murdered by a maniac with a pitchfork. Her attempts to get access to a gun were unsuccessful.

For older children, teaching them how to safely handle a gun is far superior to safes, locks, and other mechanisms that merely restrict access or discharge of a firearm. Any safety mechanism can be defeated by someone who is determined to do so.

Finally, Virginia already has a law with penalties for a person to “recklessly leave a LOADED, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any child under the age of fourteen” or “to authorize a child under the age of twelve to use a firearm EXCEPT when the child is under the supervision of an adult.” (18.2-56.2).

If you wish to attend, here is the location:

West Springfield District Station
6140 Rolling Road
Springfield, VA 22152

Here's information about the program: http://besmartforkids.org/

About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):

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.

For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.

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    freewill
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    freewill

    my kids were safer than some mom demand gun control kids, my kids were taught safety from a very early age, they were taught that self defense and aggression are two different things entirely..the second amendment is protecting ones self from those that are violent

    Mark
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    Mark

    Read a quote from one of the greatest gun control artists, Adolf Hitler, in the Life Special on Pearl Harbor:
    “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.”

    Gil
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    Gil

    Hitler wasn’t thinking when he declared war on the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. So apparently he was in good company.

    Lee
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    Lee

    I still say lets start making citizens arrest on anyone trying to upset the constitution.

    Shawn Shahan
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    Shawn Shahan

    Sorry Gil, I guess some people don’t understand sarcasm even when it hits them in the face.

    Bill
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    Bill

    “Monstrous Old Misfits” or MOM’s need to look after and take care of their own families and stop sticking their noses into other peoples affairs. Reminds me of the two old bags talking over the back fence.

    Pistol Pete
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    Pistol Pete

    these moms have been listening to Bloomberg and his lies and they are to stupid to recognize a pack of lies when they see one.

    RM Molon Labe
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    RM Molon Labe

    Gil…is a natural born “cull”..A cull is a young steer, so useless and weak, that it’s best out of the herd. If the entire population of the world were in one herd…Gil is the one I’d throw my rope at… Stay weak and afraid Gil…It’s what you do BEST…Opinion, only shows your ignorance…

    Gil
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    Gil

    How are children going to get the chance to gun down others?

    Mick
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    Mick

    Ignorant as usual Gil, your abject stupidity is amazingly apparent !

    freewill
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    freewill

    @ Gill…why dont you ask them in Chicago, criminals have all the guns and parents cant protect their kids, because guns are banned

    Gil
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    Gil

    It’s amusing having to a get license or do a background amounts to “gun ban.” Unless you’re assuming all adults in Chicago are serial criminals who can’t pass a background check.