Virginia Governor Northam’s Lobby Day Gun Ban, Don’t Take The Bait

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Virginia Governor Northam's Lobby Day Gun Ban, Don't Take The Bait

Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- I'm sure that everyone has now heard that Governor Northam has declared a state of emergency and banned the carrying & possession of weapons on Capitol Square in Richmond from 5:00 pm Friday, January 17 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 21st 2020.

Virginia Citizens Defense League believes that this gun ban is illegal. Our legal team is looking at our options and we will keep you advised as soon as we have a definitive plan. As it stands now, you can carry on 9th Street, or other nearby streets, as long as you don't go into the fenced-in Capitol grounds area (or into any of the government buildings). There will be 17 magnetometers to speed up security for those wishing to be on the Capitol grounds, which puts you near the stage. You CAN have a knife with a blade LESS THAN 3 inches.

Again, wait for the final word on the Capitol grounds gun-ban situation over the weekend.

Every year since 2002, Virginia Citizens Defense League has come to the General Assembly to peacefully assemble and lobby our elected officials on Martin Luther King Day. The only difference this year is that the crowd size is expected to be significantly larger due to the Democrat leadership's promise to pass draconian gun control laws that would adversely affect law-abiding citizens while having minimal impact on criminals.

The Governor claimed in his Executive Order that there has been credible intelligence gathered suggesting that the purpose of many of the participants in VCDL's Lobby Day is not to peacefully assemble but instead is to foment “violence, rioting, and insurrection.” Yet, neither the Governor nor any of his law enforcement has informed Virginia Citizens Defense League of any of these alleged threats.

The inflammatory rhetoric from Democrats (including the Governor, Attorney General, Congressman McEachin, Delegate Levine, and many others) regarding the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement and VCDL's Lobby Day leads us to wonder if they really want Lobby Day to go peacefully?

The Democrats are afraid of the voters and want to portray this peaceful assembly of law-abiding gun owners in the worst possible way. They would love for it to degenerate to “violence, rioting, and insurrection” in order to smear gun owners. Has the Democrat leadership actually invited violent groups to attend for the purpose of disrupting our peaceful assembly?

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: There have been many rumors, videos, and articles flying around the internet. We cannot stress enough that this is a peaceful day to assemble and address our Legislature about protecting our right to keep and bear arms. Lobby Day is NOT about statues, flags, racism, sexism, or anything other than protecting the right to keep and bear arms for ALL law-abiding citizens.

Yes, we hold a rally, but the point of the day is communication with our legislators. (Note that a rally is not the same thing as a protest.)

To our knowledge, there are no credible threats of violence. That being said, please practice appropriate situational awareness. IF YOU SEE A BAD ACTOR flag down a police officer and point it out. If someone tries to provoke you, smile and walk away. There is probably someone secretly recording the interaction, with the intent of capturing some kind of inappropriate reaction on your part. Don't take the bait. It's not worth the bad press. Again, you might want to notify law enforcement of such bad actors.

The eyes of the nation and the world are on Virginia and Virginia Citizens Defense League right now and we must show them that gun owners are not the problem. Lead by example. We have been, and continue to be, in close contact with several law enforcement agencies and will keep them informed of all potential threats that we become aware of. Law enforcement will be in abundance at the event, both uniformed and plainclothes, to provide security and we are sincerely appreciative of their efforts to keep everyone as safe as possible.


Virginia Citizens Defense LeagueAbout 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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Hankus
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Hankus

Northam is a scared limp-wristed sissymary. This much we know. Fear motivates stupid, irrational behavior. Beyond the norm, for this little plick.

So what’s his next move, an emergency confiscation?

Grim
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Grim

This is Northam’s attempt to demonize Virginia gun owners. He calls it an “emergency” which makes it seem there is a threat from the law abiding gun owners who oppose his Nazi tactics.

Ray
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Don’t be surprised if Blumturd or Sora** people show up armed and cause a problem which the MSM and Northam blame it on the Pro Gun advocates. This to me looks like a set up.

Link
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Link

For those not tracking the news, from yesterday.
One is from Canada.
They don’t release information till an arrest has been made.
You know how things work.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/478582-fbi-arrests-three-suspected-neo-nazis-who-planned-to-protest-virginia

Buster
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Buster

What really emboldens Northam et al is having a law enforcement skirt tail to hide behind. Without armed and willing officers, Northam/Bloomberg/antifa et al ain’t s**t. Such officers are greatest threat we face.

We need to address that threat – let those LEO’s know they are 100% on the wrong side. We can no longer accept “I’m just doing my job” as an excuse for violating the Constitution.

Link
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Link

Events always have security, and security is just doing there job.
There is no wrong side to that.
It’s when they move past that is the issue

RJL
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RJL

“NO GUNZONES” =” SOFT TARGETS” =” TARGETED KILLING FIELDS”, these are the gasoline and highway for criminal minded Anti-Firearm perpetrators.
Socialism>Communism>Gun Control=Disarmament=Extermination…

Terry
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Terry

That would be impossible there is not proof of
“ Intelligence“ in Northam’s entire administration.

Wes
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Wes

Please Read and Share…

Question for Virginia Lobby Day

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

USA, storming the gates and forcing the Capital Police to “allow” armed citizens to enter will not show that Virginia firearm owners are law-abiding, peaceful, and non-violent. So the only option is to not enter or comply with the unjust, unconstitutional order.

I will not be complying and remain outside the “protected” zone. Prior history has shown me the proper response. I will be ready to protect myself and any others within my zone of influence. I am neither a witting nor willing victim.

wolfzatDawn
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wolfzatDawn

green soldier, new moon, 67, 356, 7, 3,9,10,26, 1,3,5,8,9,2,1,56,34,

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

?

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Nanashi
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Nanashi

VCDL
“We will not comply with these infringement”
Also VCDL:
“Comply with this infringement please. It would make us look bad to not comply.”

CUCK
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K

Dictators do not respect “optics”. They respect force. Period. CNN, MSNBC and all the other DNC controlled operations aren’t suddenly going to like the protesters because they have no guns, they’re going to see a target for an Antifa attack.

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Nutter, go away, we do not need need your negativity and rhetoric; neither is it helpful.

Based on my prior experience and what I have read, I will not be entering this “protected” zone and will remain armed to protect myself and anyone else within my ability. I am sure I am not the only one that feels that way.

Hopefully Governor Blackface will learn to like black cock when he is sent to prison for his treasonous acts, or die trying.

PsychoUSMC
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PsychoUSMC

We’re you born this stupid or is it something you had to work at to reach your current level?

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Where you born a psycho or did the USMC convert you into one?

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Unfortunately, Americans obeyed these anti-Constitutional ‘laws’ and THAT set the precedent. THAT emboldened the communist democrats.
WE WILL NOT COMPLY.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Northam will use the tried & true method democrats always use: they will hire people to cause mayhem then blame it on conservatives. “IF YOU SEE A BAD ACTOR flag down a police officer and point it out. If someone tries to provoke you, smile and walk away.” Words to live by. Yes, the ‘gun ban’ is illegal and unconstitutional. After all “…shall not be infringed.” Do not provoke. These communist democrats will have federal assassins all through the rally to do what they did at Waco to the folks at Richmond rally…They will be looking to provoke and get… Read more »

wolfzatDawn
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wolfzatDawn

bend over and take in the @ss!

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Advice from someone with experience.

Gern Rockler
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Gern Rockler

You are not making sense wolf.

Dubi Loo
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Dubi Loo

Governor’s don’t make law. Rules are not laws.

Finnky
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Finnky

@DL – when legislature authorizes rule making, those rules have the force of law.
When rules are enforced at the point of a gun, what’s the difference?

Mark 2nd
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Mark 2nd

Maybe time to move USA? I’ve read your posts many times & you don’t seem like a man that would do well under communism. I know we all can’t just move to a more Constitutional state, but we can and must fight. The communist powers that be are setting up a trap. Be aware and be prepared.