Virginia Police Chiefs Show Ignorance Of Virginia’s Reciprocity Law

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Virginia Police Chiefs Show Ignorance Of Virginia’s Reciprocity Law

Virginia – -( A group of police chiefs and sheriffs recently signed a letter opposing National Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

These 10 chiefs, 1 lieutenant, and 1 sheriff from Virginia show their complete ignorance of Virginia’s own concealed carry reciprocity law and their disdain for Virginia’s citizens.

Virginia already honors the permits from ALL other states! Virginia Citizens Defense League successfully got that law a few years ago.

National Reciprocity, if passed, would change NOTHING for the police and sheriffs in Virginia. NOTHING.

Their mindless opposition to Americans being able to protect themselves while visiting Virginia is abhorrent. They are also standing in the way of Virginians being able to protect themselves while traveling to places like New York, New Jersey, Maryland, California, and Massachusetts. What business is it of theirs to try to control your actions outside of the Commonwealth?

If you live in the areas covered by any of these departments, contact their chief or the sheriff, respectively, and object lo their signature being on that letter. Better yet, go to the next City Hall meeting and object to City Council about the actions of their Chief of Police (or the Fairfax Board of Supervisors for Sheriff Kincaid). Ignorance of the law is no excuse, including when such ignorance is shown by police leadership.

This is the hall of shame for Virginia:

  • Chief Of Police Anthony Q Ellington Sr, Farmville Police Department, Farmville, VA
  • Chief of Police Gary Benedict, Jr., Town of Middletown Police Dept., Middletown, VA
  • Chief Kenneth A. Miller, Petersburg Bureau of Police, Petersburg, VA
  • Chief of Police Todd Foreman, Bedford Police Department, Bedford, VA
  • Chief Robert D. Plott, Colonial Beach Police Department, Colonial Beach, VA
  • Sheriff Stacey Ann Kincaid, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfax, VA
  • Chief of Police Mary Gavin, Falls Church, Falls Church, VA
  • Police Chief Michael Grinstead, Newport News Police Department, Newport News, VA
  • Chief of Police Kenneth A. Miller, Petersburg Bureau of Police, Petersburg, VA
  • Chief of Police Alfred Durham, Richmond Police Department, Richmond, VA
  • Lieutenant Roger D. Knott, Harrisonburg City Police, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Chief Gregory C. Brown, Leesburg Police Department (VA), Leesburg, VA

Here is an article on the letter:


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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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We had some police chiefs di the same thing here in Indiana. We honor all other states, too. Embarrassing.

John white

I was born in Norfolk Virginia in 1960 through out the years I’ve been witness to the decline in the QUALITY OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS you used to be able to talk to them and them too you but no longer most are amazingly arrogant and ignorant of the LAW AND LAWS that they took a oath too uphold if you try too exercise your rights you are in danger of physical harm up to and including DEATH or at a minimum a arrest for some perceived wrong in the clueless officials minds for they no longer enforce the… Read more »

Andy Buckmichael

These guys did not graduate from high school, they were passed thru just to get rid of them.

Old Man

Weapons were one of the earliest inventions. Weapons are created and recovered inside all maximum security supervised restricted facilities. All the assorted law enforcement agencies are already aware that firearms are easy to trace and keep track of today. The ballistic testing and case firing pin marks & extractor marking imprints have been perfected through the federal crime labs. What they should fear is the replacement for the firearm weapons should they be banned! Firearm technology, has changed little in 100 years, but the newer untraceable 1500 fps pellet guns with toxic embedded projectiles, and the electronic wireless UV ion… Read more »

roger g.

NO ,they aren’t ignorant of it they just simply IGNORE IT ! I think at least some of them get OFF on it . for those its likely better than a wet dream .

Old Jarhead

I’ve heard some version of that numerous times in my life. At that point choices become very limited.


The Northern Virginia counties of Fairfax, Loudon, Arlington, and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria and Arlington, along with all urban governments in and around Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Va Beach, Chesapeake), and much of Richmond and environs, make up a huge percentage of the population of Virginia. Most of the land area of Virginia is solidly conservative. But the urban areas, and mostly the NoVa counties above, control the State politically. The Democrats have owned all State-wide and National elective offices for years now–since 2008 at least, and in many respects, well before that. I live in Fairfax County,… Read more »

Phil Auten

We have the same problem here in Texas. All of the major cities have become “Sanctuary Cities” despite the recent;y passed and signed law to the contrary. I’m just waiting to see if our Governor will back up the citizens and arrest and prosecute any of these mayors/council persons/police chiefs for breaking that law. Fortunately, I moved to a very rural area several years ago and don’t have to go to those cities any more.

Phil in TX

The other Jim

It’s a shame the police do these things to hurt/cause harm to the people. I suppose this is why the police are becoming more and more disliked and distrusted across the country. And for sure these Police Chiefs named above would take on the roll of Scot Peterson and firmly stand out side the school/arena/church while listening to the gun fire and the sound of the fall of the unarmed people inside.


It’s not “the police,” it’s the kiss-ass bureaucrats that run these agencies. There does seem to be a lot of “us vs. them” going on back East, though, so I’m sure there are quite a few of their cops that don’t think the public is “capable” of owning firearms.

Gregory Romeu

Sadly much of society is proving daily through massive acts of stupidity and ignorance that they are NOT mentally capable of owning firearms! However, the 2nd Amendment has absolutly NOTHING to do with any level of intelligence.

chritopher Sliger Sr.

it doesn’t matter who you are breaking the law is breaking the elected or not

Vincent Brady

Once our vacation spot, we considered retiring in Virginia, but as we got closer to that retirement age Virginia seemed to have acquired a distasteful attitude for its’ own citizens and anyone who can not prove themselves an elite “I am better-than anyone and above the law” coupled with an everyone else are “little people” snob. So we no longer patronize Virginia and say “kiss off”!

Missouri Born

Another case of do as I say not as I do, bet they carry their firearm everywhere.


When I left Virginia in 1980 the state was a solidly conservative, God-fearing, Christian state. It is no longer. I do not know if these “Chiefs” (deliberate scare quotes” are democrats, but I suspect that they are. They are taking their orders from the democrat masters. “Nice job you got there “chief” be a shame if you came out in support of the oath you took. You know. The one to hold and defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of Virginia.”

Dan Schwager

You are right on with this.

Ed Gerhardt

Seems to me that most of these jurisdictions are located along the Route 95 coordadore where drivers from other states are passing through. What’s their beef?