Virginia Citizens Defense League Lobby Day After Action Report

Virginia Citizens Defense League Lobby Day 2018
Virginia Citizens Defense League Lobby Day 2018
Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Virginia – -( RALLY : The Virginia Citizens Defense League Lobby Day rally began at 11 am. Hundreds of gun owners were there, cold weather be damned 😉

I thanked the following people who make Virginia Citizens Defense League a great organization and helped make Lobby Day a success. They do so behind the scenes and consequently are not always recognized:

  • Bruce Jackson
  • Dennis O'Connor
  • Jim Snyder
  • Al Steed Jr.
  • Patricia Webb
  • Gary Moeller
  • Bob Sadtler
  • John Pierce
  • Ed Levine
  • Leyla Myers
  • Tess Ailshire
  • and the Lobby Day Team Leaders

The Virginia Citizens Defense League Lobby Day 2018 speakers this year were:

Professor John Lott Jr., who spoke about several key topics, including how gun control disproportionally has a negative affect on women and minorities, especially those that are poor. He pointed out that none of the public mass shootings would have been stopped by any of the proposed gun control laws.

Elizabeth Baran, a brave and sweet young lady, related her real-life nightmare that began with an ex-boyfriend's failed suicide attempt. He attacked her, tied her up, raped her, beat her, and finally pounded her head into the concrete over and over in an attempt to kill her. She managed to talk him into letting her live. The boyfriend is in prison, but has sworn to kill her when he gets out. His family has also threatened her. The attack was so violent that it left her with brain damage and other disabilities. She is now a strong advocate for women being armed and has a Maryland concealed carry permit.

Delegate Ben Cline spoke on his new position as Chairman of the powerful House Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee, where 98% of gun bills have to pass through.

Other speakers included Congressman Dave Brat, Senator Dick Black, Delegate Dave LaRock, Delegate Brenda Pogge, Delegate John McGuire, and Delegate Nick Frietas!

I would like to personally thank all those gun owners who took the time to show up and be part of the fight!


The bus company screwed up and had the wrong date (this was the last time we will be using them), so there was no bus from Roanoke/Lynchburg and the Fairfax/Fredericksburg bus was an hour late. Many people were troopers and just carpooled to make the trip. Hats off to them for their sheer tenacity!

I apologize to all those who were taking one of the buses for this major failure. We will happily refund any contributions that were made to help cover the cost of the bus, just get in touch with me ([email protected]). Hopefully Virginia Citizens Defense League can get its money back – I'll find out soon. Otherwise the contributions will be put in our general fund to help with our efforts to protect gun rights in Virginia.


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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.

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2 years ago

Virginia Citizens dodged the preverbal “bullet”. The future is still uncertain. Remember that VA. was once a strong Red state with a legislature with a more than 60% Republican majority. This year, 1 vote separates the Republican controlled legislature. That was by chance. A mere flip of a coin. Image if it went the other way!. Worse of all, imagine if the Democrats become the majority Party in this years mid-term elections! If they do, gun ownership as we know it will be a memory, and you can be sure, they will follow with the inevitable impeachment of the people’s… Read more »

2 years ago

Even with the toughest conditions in the legislature VCDL comes through holding off the onslaught of bad bills.