Virginia Democrats Happily Goose-Stepping Toward Gun-Control

Democrats War on Guns
Democrats War on Guns
Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Virginia – -( The Democrat gun-controllers in the Virginia General Assembly are haters, as is our Governor-elect, our Lt. Governor, and our Attorney General. They hate our guns, they hate our sense of independence that comes with owning those guns, and they just plain hate you and me.

It’s not that we are dangerous, as Virginia’s gun owners, and particularly Virginia’s concealed handgun permit holders, are the most law-abiding citizens in the state. It is extremely rare for an off-duty police officer to commit a violent crime with a gun. But, as rare as that is, statistically an off-duty police officer is six to ten times more likely to commit such a crime than any CHP holder!

While the Democrats are busy trying to lower the penalties on marijuana and even pushing to legalize it, they are busy creating more and more felonies and restrictions for people who have the temerity to own a gun! In what alternate universe are people, walking around stoned, treated like role-models, while law-abiding, peaceable people who merely want to be able to exercise their God-given right to protect themselves are villainized?

Say Goodbye To Church Carry

I’ve just learned that Attorney General Herring has been asked to overturn Ken Cuccinelli’s previous ruling that self-defense is a “good and sufficient reason” to carry in a church. Herring will make up some flimsy legal grounds to do so, pretty much guaranteed. There are two bills that have been introduced that will fix this problem, but we have to get them out of the General Assembly and signed into law.

The Governor Says Gun Control Is A Priority

No to Universal Background Checks
No to Universal Background Checks

The Governor-elect just stated for the record that gun-control is his NUMBER ONE PRIORITY! On top of his list is Universal Background Checks.

Following his lead are the goose-stepping Democrat gun-grabbers, who have put in EIGHT bills alone to make Universal Background Checks the law of the land and another FIFTY-FIVE bills to infringe on your gun rights from all different angles.

VCDL has been warning everybody for almost two years that Universal Background Checks were coming big time and that threat has arrived.

If you haven’t been talking to friends, family and coworkers about the disaster called Universal Background Checks, you had best get cracking. There is a flyer on the VCDL website you can print out and distribute:

The Gun-Control Bills Are Flowing In

Here is what the haters want to do to you, the law-abiding gun owner who has done nothing wrong. They are going after you and your rights with a fervor:

  • Highly restrict reciprocity so that you can only carry in a handful of states. If you travel, you will have major headaches and heartaches
  • A permit will be required to purchase a handgun and the fact that you have such a permit will be shared with other states during a traffic stop. The requirements to get the permit are stringent and meant to discourage you from getting one. Just to buy a handgun you will need mandatory training, TWO photo IDs, proof of address, a notarized application, and more
  • Carry of loaded rifles or shotguns in public areas will be illegal statewide
  • Get rid of preemption laws, so each locality can make any gun laws they want. Purchase permits, bans on carry in parks and buildings, no open carry, restrictions on concealed carry, ammunition and magazine limitations and bans, etc. As few as 3 people in local government can strip you of your gun rights. You will not be able to travel with a gun and feel comfortable that you are not in violation of some local gun law
  • A conviction of misdemeanor assault will take away your gun rights for five years
  • You will have to go through a Universal Background Check to buy a gun
  • Magazines that will hold more than 10 rounds will be banned. There is no grandfathering of magazines you already have, you will have to get rid of them
  • Ban on anything that speeds up the firing rate of a semi-automatic firearm, which could end up with semi-automatic firearms being banned themselves
  • Legal penalties if you don’t report a stolen gun fast enough
  • Prohibitions on carry in parades, marches, demonstrations, protests, rallies, libraries, parks, government buildings, city council and board of supervisor meetings, child daycare facilities, pre-school facilities
  • No more online training to get a CHP. Too bad if you have an urgent reason to get a CHP quickly
  • Decriminalize marijuana possession, but take away the gun rights of anyone who possess any
  • Have your guns taken away without any due process based solely on someone’s word that you are risk to yourself or others
  • Make you provide proof that you gave specific permission to your own children under 18-years-old to possess a gun in your own home
  • You can be charged with a felony if a 17-year-old breaks into your house and he finds a loaded gun
  • You will be limited to purchasing one handgun a month
  • The State Police will get a list of the guns that you purchase if you buy more than 2 at a time
  • A ban on guns at the General Assembly, but legislators will hypocritically be exempt
  • Take away the ability for someone from out of state to buy a rifle or shotgun in Virginia
  • Charge you with a FELONY for the mere possession of a BB gun on school property

More Bad Bills Are Coming – Lobby Day Is Monday

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

This is a serious fight with serious consequences if we lose any of the above battles. If gun control of any flavor ends up on the Governor’s desk, he will sign it.

Can we beat back the gun control? I believe we can. But every single one of us had best be engaged in the battle.

Soon I will be sending you Action Items. Do them immediately and then pass them on to everyone you know, including posting them on chat groups, etc.

VCDL Gun Lobby Day is Monday at 8 AM at the General Assembly Building at 9th and Main streets in Richmond. I hope to see you there.

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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Robert E. Lee saw this coming and decided not to be a part of the hostile unconstitutional invasion to subjugate his people at the hands of a despotic, centralizing empire seeking government. Celebrate his birthday January 19.


It’s our right! The people to carry! Doesn’t mentions congress governments!

steve mc taggart

you voted them in ,time to vote them out,not just with your vote,but with everyone you know or talk too.


Well, Virginia chose these elected officials. Instead of choosing freedom, they chose a governor who blatantly stated he would restrict their rights. Now they have to live with their decision. Hope it doesn’t get too bad for them in the next few years and the small majority of republicans can block the administration’s actions.


starting to sound like California here in Virginia.
I’ll be looking to move soon.
Northern Virginia is now controlling the state.

June Sherman

And this is in the great state of Virginia! Site of several battles of the American Revolution as well as home to many of the Founding Fathers!


It’s time to stand up against these worthless politicians they all take a oath to support the constitution yet they go off to strip law abiding citizens of their right while the criminals run amock ,no more . If you signed a agreement at your work an violated it you would be fired,they should enjoy the same fate since we do pay these people with our tax dollars,just because they hold office doesnt give them the right to strip you of yours they arevolating the oath they took YOU’RE FIRE!!!!

Badger Jack

You forget, the elected Damocraps ARE the criminals! Maybe it is past time to use the constitution and Federal Laws to our advantage: ** Denial of your civil rights under color of law is a federal offense under 18 USC §241 and 18 USC § 242** The Short Version: Anyone who, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, custom or regulation, willfully deprives any person of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, shall be fined, or imprisoned for up to one year, or both. If bodily injury results, or… Read more »

Wild Bill

@G-man, Stand up against these worthless politicians… how? We can not fire them. We can not recall them. We can’t term limit them. We can’t vote to leave the seat empty. We can not prosecute them for oath violation. Both parties send us candidates that are loyal to the party rather than the American people or the Constitution. They don’t work for us. They work for the party. After the vote we are stuck with them and everybody knows it.
What is your proposal?


The power of persuasion goes a long way. Ask Trump. If you can make a convincing argument without putting someone in a defensive stance, that is the first part. Then, you need to convincingly say it repeatedly in a non- anxious manner repeatedly until it becomes what others perceive as the truth. The problem is that you’re not going to convince the other side you’re right if you consistently alienate them. There are plenty of democrats that carry firearms (gangstas and rappers) and union guys that hunt. It’s only the 10% of loudmouths, sorry there I go, Hollywood and the… Read more »


The issue of 2A rights has become a top priority for the LibTard political agenda. We, as firearm owners, no longer have the full political support of the Republican party, as many of these RINOS do not believe in the 2A. If Congressional control falls to the LibTards, we will lose our 2A rights, and President Trump’s agenda to bring our government back to the people will be “null and void”.

James Higginbotham

and people can deny it all they want to, but it’s a dying FACT, AND HISTORY PROVES ME RIGHT.


Elections have consequences. If you want to diminish your freedoms, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, vote Democrat. Terry McAuliffe’s tenure as governor, should have been a big wake-up call.

Joseph Martin

If it continues, then it may be time for Virginians to do what they had to do post-War for Southern Independence; leave for better places where freedom can be found and maintained.


Sadly, those places are becoming less and less. The anti 2nd Amendment movement has the momentum, and there is currently a rash of anti gun bills proposed in many states across the country as well as in Washington. Also, gun owners are too busy fighting, and arguing among themselves. Worst of all, there are many Democrat gun owners who one might think would not vote party line when that candidate is a known gun grabber. Yet will blindly cast their ballot for them only because they have a (D) next to their name. If the Democrats win the majority in… Read more »

Country Boy

either that or do what they did during 1861-1865


I support guns but there are some reasonable items in these laws. Texas has similar laws and it works here. Do you feel a homeless vagabond should be able to carry a gun? People with erratic behavior do erratic things. Again, I support guns but if you make walking through downtown with a loaded AR15 or shotgun legal, who knows what can happen.


What similar laws are you speaking of here in Texas? LTC would be the only thing that could be addressed as being similar, as we have to take a written test. But, we have the ability, although somewhat restricted, to take the course on-line, just need to find someone to give you the written test and the shooting qualification. In Texas one can walk downtown with a loaded AR15 or Shotgun, perfectly Legal. I believe a homeless vagabond should have the ability to protect himself with a firearm, he probably cannot carry a pistol, not for sure on the legalities… Read more »


I respect the difference in opinion. But all those steps were in place when I got my LTC.