Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- As you know, it is perfectly legal to carry openly or concealed (with a CHP) in libraries run by local governments in Virginia because of Virginia's firearms preemption law (15.2-915).
With that in mind, the Falls Church library has a rule that says, “8. No person may bring guns, knives, or any weapons into the library, except as permitted by law.”
Such a rule clearly has only one purpose: to confuse and discourage law-abiding gun owners from carrying in the library.
That is a despicable attempt to get around the state preemption law.
I have spoken to the Falls Church City Attorney about removing that unnecessary and confusing wording, but she advised me that the library administration refuses to change it. I've also been told that the library staff has a habit of calling the police whenever they see someone carrying. The police come, shake their heads, shrug, and leave (hats off to the Falls Church PD for doing so).
VCDL'S FALLS CHURCH LIBRARY WEEK 12/9-12/15/2018
Libraries are all about education, so let's do some educating. The Falls Church Library needs to be taught about the right of citizens to keep and bear arms, as protected by the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment and Article 1, Section 13 of the Virginia Constitution.
Virginia Citizens Defense League's Week at the Falls Church Library will run from Sunday, December 9 to Saturday, December 15, 2018. Hopefully we will have a stream of gun owners, all exercising their rights while peacefully using the library's facilities.
The library's address is:
Mary Riley Styles Public Library
120 N. Virginia Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
FINAL THOUGHT – FALLS CHURCH LAMENTS PREEMPTION
Let there be no doubt in your mind that if we ever lose preemption, Falls Church, amongst other tyrannical localities, will implement a library ban and every other gun-control scheme you can think of in a heartbeat:
***LOBBY DAY is on Monday, January 21, at 8 am at the General Assembly Building in Richmond.***
See you at the library next week!
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.