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Offline The Spartan Dad

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The following alert is from VCDL. If you are a VA resident, please consider coming to Lobby Day or financially supporting VCDL. They have been very effective in keeping and expanding gun rights in VA. They work tirelessly and will respond to this tyrannical breach of law.

VA-ALERT: BREAKING: Attorney General Mark Herring SEVERELY restricts CHP reciprocity!

THE MEAN-SPIRITED ATTACK ON CHP HOLDERS CONTINUES - THIS TIME WHEN TRAVELING OUT OF STATE

The Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring, a member of the Party of Gun Control, has decided to expand the attack on concealed handgun permit holders that was started by Governor McAuliffe.  What Herring and McAuliffe can’t get done through the General Assembly, they will get by abusing their elected positions.

Herring had an “audit” performed on the states whose permits are honored in Virginia and has decided (surprise, surprise) that two-dozen of those states don’t meet the “standards" required.

The two-dozen states will have their recognition dropped on February 1, 2016.

Was there a problem with out-of-state CHP holders carrying in Virginia that triggered the audit?

NO, of course not.  CHP holders are the most law-abiding of America’s citizens.

Just like the McAuliffe’s state-agency gun ban, this isn’t about public safety at all.  It is about vindictively attacking CHP holders, paying back Bloomberg for campaign donations, and coddling criminals and terrorists.

(Lest any of you forget how important it is to get to the polls, Mark Herring beat Mark Obenshain by only **165** votes with the help of Michael Bloomberg back in 2013.  Because of those 165 votes, here we are.)


VIRGINIA CHP HOLDERS WILL BE ENDANGERED WHEN TRAVELING OUT OF STATE

This gutless attack on our rights also affects some of OUR NEIGHBORS: North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky and will undoubtedly cost Virginia CHP holders the ability to carry in many states where we have been carrying for years!

It will be a while before we know the full extent of this treachery, but when we know, it will be disseminated on VA-ALERT.


VCDL WILL BE FIGHTING BACK!

A bill is going to be introduced in January that will change the law to honor the permits from ALL other states.  Period.  Last year the same bill cleared the House and was killed in the Senate Finance committee when the State Police lied, saying they would lose money if the bill passed.

Also, we will be going over the results of Herrings “audit" with a fine tooth comb.  From the news article, below, I can see what appears to be some major flaws in the audit.  This part will be handled in the courts if the full-recognition bill fails.


LOBBY DAY IS MONDAY, JANUARY 18TH AT 8:30 AM AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING, LOCATED AT 9TH AND BROAD STREETS IN RICHMOND.

We need to send a strong message to our state government that we are FED UP with our rights being STOLEN from us.  We can do that by having a MASSIVE attendance on Lobby Day!  Details on the buses will be coming out very soon.  Carry by CHP holders is allowed in the General Assembly Building and at the Capitol Building.

If you wish to contribute to VCDL for the upcoming fight over McAuliffe’s and Herring’s attacks, you can do so as follows:

To contribute via credit card: https://mobipledge.mobi/vcdl/webpledge/

To contribute via US Mail (make check payable to "VCDL") and mail to:

VCDL
PO Box 254
Garrisonville, VA 22463

Here’s is an article on the coming loss of recognition for many out-of-state CHPs:
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/article_173cb220-0e32-5e3a-b97b-6a618b5e946e.html

Virginia to stop honoring some out-of-state concealed handgun permits
By JIM NOLAN, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Beginning Feb. 1, Virginia will no longer honor the out-of-state concealed handgun carry permits of gun owners from more than two dozen of the states with which the commonwealth currently has reciprocal privileges.

The move, expected to be announced today by Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring, follows an audit conducted by the attorney general’s office and the Virginia State Police pursuant to the state criminal code, which requires both agencies to determine whether reciprocating states “meet the requirements and qualifications” for recognition of their concealed handgun permits.

Law enforcement sources said late Monday night that following the monthslong audit process, it was determined that more than two dozen of the 30 states whose permits are currently recognized in the commonwealth do not meet Virginia’s standards.

The audit determined that the requirements for gaining a concealed handgun permit in those states were not sufficient to keep a person from obtaining a permit who would otherwise be disqualified under Virginia law.

States whose permits will no longer be recognized in Virginia include several that border the commonwealth — North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.

People convicted of a felony, domestic abusers, those adjudicated mentally ill or incompetent, recently convicted drunk drivers and dishonorably discharged military personnel are among those determined by the Virginia General Assembly to be ineligible to lawfully conceal handguns.

The sources said the move to deny reciprocation does not change current law, but is aimed at protecting existing Virginia law by not lowering standards for out-of-state permit holders with fewer restrictions on concealed carry.

The move comes less than one month before the Virginia General Assembly is set to reconvene for its 2016 session, and promises to intensify the ongoing debate surrounding public safety and gun rights.

In October, Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order banning the open carrying of weapons by non-law enforcement personnel in executive branch agencies and buildings.

The ban includes offices of state agencies in Richmond as well as buildings throughout the state such as Department of Motor Vehicles facilities and Virginia Employment Commission centers. The new restriction doesn’t apply to the state Capitol building or General Assembly offices, where authority rests with the legislature. Guns already are not allowed in court buildings.

The governor also established a task force that includes the attorney general and will direct state resources toward gun prosecutions, ordered the Virginia State Police to create a tip line to let people collect rewards for reporting gun violations, and enacted an immediate ban on openly carried guns in executive branch offices.

McAuliffe and Democrats have for years tried to gain additional restrictions on the sale and purchase and permitting of firearms, including universal background checks, but without success in a Republican-controlled legislature.

Meanwhile, conservative lawmakers, backed by the NRA and Second Amendment pro-gun groups, have pushed for expanded gun rights, fewer restrictions and greater reciprocity with neighboring states.


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Offline The Spartan Dad

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VA Residents:

Here are the states your VA CHP will no longer be honored in as of Feb 1st due to the breaking of our reciprocity agreements. This may grow but here it is of now:

Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wyoming.


Come to Lobby Day and fight this! Chartered buses will be available all across VA so you don't even need to drive!

https://www.facebook.com/events/419476398203798/
VCDL is booking buses from Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, and Newport News to Lobby Day this year. Times, locations, and call for reservations coming soon.

Speakers are being lined up and I [VCDL] will announce them soon.

LET’S HAVE A HUGE TURNOUT TO LET THE GOVERNOR KNOW THAT WE TAKE OUR RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSE SERIOUSLY AND THAT WE OPPOSE HIS GUN BAN!

Lobby Day is Monday, January 18, at 8:30 AM at the General Assembly Building, which is at 9th and Broad streets in Richmond. Rally is at 11 AM and runs until noon.