U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- This Wednesday, July 22, at 5 pm, Arlington County is going to decide whether to go forward with local gun-control that exactly matches what Alexandria has done: a total ban on carry at local government buildings, parks, recreation, and community centers, and permitted events and adjoining streets. A person otherwise lawfully carrying in those areas will be warned and a violation for refusing the comply is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
The meeting is going to be held online and you can sign-up to speak by clicking here.
You will be speaking on item #63.
The agenda is here.
Background, description, and wording of the proposed ordinance is here.
Comments in opposition to Agenda Item #63 can be emailed here. If you can sign up to speak that would be better.
- Criminal activity does not justify taking away the right of citizens to be able to defend themselves or their families
- Gun-free Zones are where over 90% of public mass-shootings occur in the U.S.
- The ordinance creates a victimless crime that places innocent lives in danger, since police cannot be everywhere at once and the victim has no means to protect themselves
- The ordinance will increase unnecessary interactions between the police and the public
Southern Maryland has severe restrictions on firearms and has over four times the murder rate of Northern Virginia. DC’s murder rate is eight times that of Northern Virginia. Let’s not become like those areas! Data: www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/local/homicides/
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.