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#1833471 - 12/13/21 12:57 PM Lobby Day 2022
Agent19 Offline
2A 4 All

Registered: 01/12/09
Posts: 3388
Loc: County of Greene
City or County: Stanardsville
LOBBY DAY 2022 WILL NOT HAVE A RALLY THIS TIME

We looked at doing a rally outside of Richmond but having a place that can accommodate thousands of people, and is reasonably close to Richmond, proved impossible to find currently.

So, this year on Lobby Day, which is Monday, January 17, we will be lobbying at the General Assembly, but without having a rally. We will be streaming 2A speakers for you to watch and listen to on your phone.



THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL: IF WE HAVE A HUGE TURNOUT TO LOBBY LEGISLATORS, WE CAN BEGIN REVERSING THE GUN CONTROL LAWS THAT WERE PASSED IN 2020 AND 2021

While the Republicans control the House, and the Governor and the Lt. Governor are both Republicans, the Senate is still controlled by the Democrats for two more years. Hence, the critical need for a big turnout, especially if you have a Senator who is a Democrat.

Make no mistake, the media and the legislators in the General Assembly are going to be watching Lobby Day very closely to see if gun owners are going to stand up in massive numbers, yet again, to say “NO” to gun control. Or if gun owners are complacent, ignore this call because they can’t carry (gun-grabbers are praying for that to be the case), or think others will be at Lobby Day to carry their water for them. We need YOU.



LOBBY DAY WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT IN 2022

Our lobbying plans are going to be different in 2022:

A series of small lobby teams are going to be in the building early and they will lobby each legislator on the most important bills in VCDL’s legislative agenda. Each team will distribute VCDL’s Gun Bill Analysis document to legislators and make notes about their discussions with legislators and/or their aides
Gun owners who are not on one of the above-mentioned teams (almost everyone), will be going individually to lobby their senator and their delegate, and then leave the building
The net effect of this strategy is that all legislators will hear about a few key gun bills and get a copy of the VCDL Gun Bill Analysis document from a small team which may or may not have any constituents on it. Then, for the rest of the day, a flow of constituents will be coming to their office to urge them to support the VCDL agenda and to say “no” to gun control.

The General Assembly Building can only hold a few thousand people at a time. Once the building hits capacity, the next people in line will be let in as soon as others leave the building. Our goal, unlike in previous years, will be to have as many gun owners as possible lobbying in the building all day long. Consequently, as soon as you have lobbied your senator and your delegate, we ask that you exit the building promptly so that we can get the next group of gun-owners into the building.

Lobbying will be going on all day until around 4 pm. So, if you can’t get there in the morning, especially those in the farther corners of the state, you can come in the afternoon! We want to keep the building packed all day anyway.



BUSES AND PARKING FOR CARS

We are tentatively looking at buses coming from NoVA, Tidewater, Roanoke, and Winchester. Details on that will come later. Street parking is free on Lobby Day, as it is a federal holiday. No guns are allowed in parking garages owned by the State.



PRE-LOBBY DAY DINNER

We will have a pre-Lobby Day dinner on January 16 at 6 PM at the Hibachi & Sushi Buffet & Grill in Henrico (same place as in recent years). I’ll call for RSVPs for those attending at a later date.



CARRY - IMPORTANT

Those attending Lobby Day will have to make arrangements for securing their firearms, as not only is the General Assembly off limits, the surrounding streets will be, too. Those taking the bus should not bring their gun along, as there is nowhere to store it on the bus while you are lobbying.

Trust me, I absolutely hate “gun-free zone” infringements as much as you do. I view this situation as a sort of penance we are having to pay for the 2019 elections. As a consolation, my contacts with the Richmond PD and the State Police have assured me there will be a strong police presence on Lobby Day. Getting rid of gun-free zones is on the top of VCDL’s legislative agenda.



WE HAVE A CHANCE TO TURN THIS SHIP AROUND, LET’S NOT BLOW IT

Getting rid of gun bans in the Capitol, state agency buildings, and local-government controlled property are on the top of our list of things to fix in 2022. Let’s turn out and get this fixed!

No gun-control. No “gun-free zones”!

Your attendance is key in accomplishing this. We must have a huge turnout!

Let’s do this VCDL!
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#1842191 - 01/09/22 12:27 PM Re: Lobby Day 2022 [Re: Agent19]
Agent19 Offline
2A 4 All

Registered: 01/12/09
Posts: 3388
Loc: County of Greene
City or County: Stanardsville
A large turnout is important!!!!
VCDL
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Oh yeah, there are only two genders!



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#1842194 - 01/09/22 12:30 PM Re: Lobby Day 2022 [Re: Agent19]
Agent19 Offline
2A 4 All

Registered: 01/12/09
Posts: 3388
Loc: County of Greene
City or County: Stanardsville
IIRC, some legislative districts have changed.

Please use the link to determine who are your elected officials.

https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/
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I’ll gladly take questionable mean tweets, a strong economy, energy independence and a Respected Country, over high inflation, millions of illegals aliens, mask/ vaccine mandates and pedophile in chief.

Oh yeah, there are only two genders!



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