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Virginia Republican Defenders of the Second Amendment


Virginia Republican Defenders of the Second Amendment

As Virginia Republicans we believe, “ A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. ”

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Latest Activity: Apr 7, 2014

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There is absolutey no doubt about what the Founding Fathers intent was with the 2nd Amendment. it is evidenced over and over in their writings:

"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence." --George Washington

"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them."
--Zacharia Johnson, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

"We established however some, although not all its [self-government] important principles. The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they think themselves competent, (as in electing their functionaries executive and legislative, and deciding by a jury of themselves, in all judiciary cases in which any fact is involved,) or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
--Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Cartwright, 1824

GUN CONTROL Some Prefer the 2 Handed Theory!!

ACTION ALERT.. HR 45 in the House is pure liberal insanity! Go here to review it http://tinyurl.com/bo66oh Then go here: http://www.rpvnetwork.org/group/virginiamembersofcongress And tell your congressman to oppose this bill. Let's defeat it in committee! A must see movie: http://www.jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/movieplay-2atoday-wmv-full.htm See the CNN-Lou Dobbs report at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr5x_vWZAIA Go to the Gun Owners of America at this link: http://gunowners.org/
Go to the National Rifle Assoc. at this link: http://www.nra.org/

Go to the Virginia Shooting Sports Assoc at this link: http://www.Myvssa.org

Go to the Virginia Gun Owners Forum at this link: http://vagunforum.net/

Go to the Virginia Citizens Defense League at this link: http://www.vcdl.org/

Go to the Virginia Gun Owners's Coalition at this link: http://www.vgoc.org/

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Comment by Harry Holt on March 28, 2010 at 7:34pm
The revolutionary war turned hot when the British army marched into Concord to confiscate the arms from the Massachusetts state militia.

The Federal government has started those raids on our states http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/ but the militia has so far exercised admirable restraint. The MSM is only reporting the story as the FBI tells it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJk3TcMRg5E

Where will this end?
Comment by B J Richardson on March 28, 2010 at 1:24pm
I think that the Governor will sign those bills this week. I am not totally sure but I believe that I read that on the VAgov web site.
Comment by Ric James on March 28, 2010 at 12:23pm
Anyone know when Gov. McDonnell is supposed to sign off on the 2A bills that passed this session?
Comment by B J Richardson on March 1, 2010 at 9:12pm
What do we need to do to stop this nonsense from the senate?
Comment by Donna Holt (dljholt) on March 1, 2010 at 8:35pm
BREAKING NEWS: The Virginia Firearms Freedom Act Is Set To Die
Word came today that anti-gun Senator Marsh, Chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee, has sent ALL gun bills, including HB69, the Virginia Firearms Freedom Act, to an anti-gun subcommittee to die.

The subcommittee's membership leaves little doubt about the fate of HB69 and most other pro-gun bills. Sending the bills to a subcommittee takes advantage of a new practice of the Senate to allow the smaller group of senators to kill bills without requiring a vote of the full committee. For years the Senate has criticised the House for operating under such rules and failing to give its proposals the consideration of full committees. Yet they have decided to adopt a similar practice this year. This will ensure the bills will be killed by senators from safe districts, whose voting history on gun issues is well established. It spares Democrats on the full committee who sometimes vote for such bills a tough vote that could hurt their reelection efforts.

The members of that sub-committee are:

Senator Linda T. Puller (D) anti-gun
Senator Janet D. Howell (D) anti-gun
Senator L. Louise Lucas (D) anti-gun
Senator Henry L. Marsh III (D) anti-gun
Senator Frederick M. Quayle (R) pro-gun

Courts Committee Chairman Henry Marsh (D) denied protecting Senate voting records was a motivation for creating the subcommittee. Instead, he said he was aiming to "expedite" the work of the committee. Without sending the bills to subcommittee, he said the committee would not be able to complete its docket this year.

You are not receiving a suggested script for this one folks. The anti-gun members of this subcommittee are deeply intrenched and have never before been swayed to vote in favor of gun rights.

But elections give us an opportunity to inflict pain and bad politicians can be voted out of office. What is left for us to do is replace them with pro-2nd amendment legislators when the 2011 election rolls around.

Since the LEADERSHIP of the Senate is controlled by anti-gun Democrats, the only way to stop the Senate leadership from continuing to play games with our rights is to take them out of power.

If we can replace just three anti-gun Democrats with pro-gun patriots, we can win back the control of Senate in 2011 with legislators who take their oath of office to protect our constitutional rights seriously.

The special subcommittee is scheduled to meet Thursday.
Comment by George Dodge on February 24, 2010 at 10:19pm
Delegate Bob Marshall, a supporter of 2nd Amendment rights, has come under attack by liberal forces and needs our help.

A response to the Gainsville Times article has been posted to the Citizen-Patriot blog . Please take a few minutes to visit the blog and post a comment supporting Bob.
Comment by Donna Holt (dljholt) on February 16, 2010 at 2:29pm
HB69, the Virginia Firearms Freedom Act passed on the House floor with a bi-partisan vote of 70 - 29. Now the bill moves to the Senate.
Comment by Donna Holt (dljholt) on February 12, 2010 at 5:52pm
The Virginia Firearms Freedom Act passed victoriously out of the Militia, Police & Public Safety Committee this morning with a bi-partisan vote of 19 - 2. The vote went like this:
YEAS--Sherwood, Griffith, Wright, Carrico, Lingamfelter, Nutter, Athey, Cline, Gilbert, Merricks, Morefield, Edmunds, Cox, J.A., Barlow, Shuler, Lewis, Miller, P.J., Tyler, James--19.

NAYS--Scott, J.M., Keam--2.


NOT VOTING--Cleaveland--1.
Comment by Tom Whitmore on February 10, 2010 at 3:35pm
New Slant on Second Amendment

Vermont State Rep. Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as Vermont 's own Constitution very carefully, and his strict interpretation of these documents is popping some eyeballs in New England and elsewhere.
Maslack recently proposed a bill to register "non-gun-owners" and require them to pay a $500 fee to the state. Thus Vermont would become the first state to require a permit for the luxury of going about unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a gun.
Maslack read the "militia" phrase of the Second Amendment as not only affirming the right of the individual citizen to bear arms, but as a clear mandate to do so. He believes that universal gun ownership was advocated by the Framers of the Constitution as an antidote to a "monopoly of force" by the government as well as criminals.
Vermont 's constitution states explicitly that "the people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the State" and those persons who are "conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms" shall be required to "pay such equivalent." Clearly, says Maslack, Vermonters have a constitutional obligation to arm themselves, so that they are capable of responding to "any situation that may arise."
Under the bill, adults who choose not to own a firearm would be required to register their name, address, Social Security Number, and driver's license number with the state. "There is a legitimate government interest in knowing who is not prepared to defend the state should they be asked to do so," Maslack says.
Vermont already boasts a high rate of gun ownership along with the least restrictive laws of any state. It's currently the only state that allows a citizen to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. This combination of plenty of guns and few laws regulating them has resulted in a crime rate that is the third lowest in the nation.
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." This makes sense! There is no reason why gun owners should have to pay taxes to support police protection for people not wanting to own guns. Let them contribute their fair share and pay their own way.

Reference: The American Prospect.
Comment by Donna Holt (dljholt) on February 3, 2010 at 12:49pm
HB69, Virginia Firearms Freedom Act to be considered by the Militia, Police & Public Safety Committee tomorrow, February 4, in the Fourth Floor House Conference Room at 5PM. Please be there if you can. I will have lapel stickers available outside the conference room at 4:45PM.

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