Saturday, February 27, 2016

This news from the Virginia Citizens Defense League
(some edits to combine two emails, streamline it a bit and to fix the titles for the governor and AG.)


From now until July, Virginia will continue to honor all the states Virginia was honoring as of December 1st (approximately 30).  That means that states that have been honoring Virginia permits should continue to do so. HOWEVER, there could be some sputtering on that as the current March 1st deadline will be moved to June 30th on Monday - cutting it awfully close.  The Virginia State Police will update their web site on Monday and will be mailing the states that were originally going to lose recognition on March 1st and let them know that Virginia is going to continue honoring their permits uninterrupted into the future.

To play it safe, the VCDL recommends also carrying your Utah or Florida non-resident permits (if you have one) as backup when traveling out of state.  If you don't have a Utah or Florida non-resident permit, then you should check with the Attorney General's office of the state(s) you plan to visit on their status of recognizing the Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit.

Hopefully not too long after July 1st, New Hampshire, Georgia, and Colorado should begin to honor Virginia permits.  VCDL will advise as they come online.

On July 1, citizens of those 19 or so states Virginia does not currently honor, such as California, Oregon, Maine, New York, etc., can begin to carry concealed in Virginia using their home state permit or any non-resident permit they might have.

Also on July 1, a Virginia citizen can continue to carry concealed in Virginia on a non-resident permit from another state as long as they have not been denied a Virginia permit.


Starting on July 1, gun shows will offer a place where private sellers and buyers can go to have a background check run on the buyer.  This is totally VOLUNTARY.  If you don’t like the idea, don’t do it.  Nothing changes from current law if you chose to do so.

If you wish to do the background check, the fee will be somewhere between $2 and $5 (probably $2 for a Virginia resident purchaser and $5 for an out-of-state long gun purchaser).  No information about the gun being transferred should be asked or provided, except saying if it is a handgun or a long gun.  Once complete, the firearm(s) can be transferred and the seller gets a special liability protection should it later turn out that the purchaser was prohibited from owning a gun.  (Under current law the police could knock on your door if a gun you sold was used in a crime to verify that you didn’t knowingly sell to a criminal.)  If the purchase is delayed, you will have to wait for the delay to clear if you want that additional legal protection.


A person subject to a PERMANENT (a maximum of 2 years) protection order for domestic violence (and nothing else) cannot possess firearms until the protection order is lifted.  A permanent protection order can only be issued after the person who is the subject of the protection order has had his day in court to refute the protection order.  The person would have 24 hours to possess and transport his firearms for the purpose of giving them to another person who could legally possess firearms for safe keeping.  Federal law already has just such a ban in place, this merely mimics it.


Hands down, the driving force in putting together the “deal" was Senator Bryce Reeves, who carried one of the two final preemption bills.  Delegate Mike Webert carried the matching bill in the House.  (Webert has put in some particularly powerful bills this year.)

Special thanks also goes to Delegate Todd Gilbert, who did a great job in coordinating the “deal” between the House and Senate.  Delegate Gilbert also made sure that VCDL’s last minute concerns were addressed promptly as the deal rapidly approached being finalized.  Thanks also to Delegate Scott Lingamfelter who kept a watchful eye on everything and also submitted his own bill to help with reciprocity.

Delegate Lee Ware (Powhatan and Chesterfield),  has been putting in full recognition/reciprocity bills for VCDL for the last 3 years or so.  Last year he almost got it passed - until the State Police tanked his bill in a finance committee for totally bogus reasons. This year Ware’s bill, (HB 12, nonetheless!) was rolled into Delegate Webert’s bill and has now been signed into law. Thank you, Delegate Ware, for helping VCDL blaze the trail on full reciprocity/recognition!
And a big thanks are due to the other legislators who put in their own preemption bills to stop what Herring had done.  Their bills were either rolled into Reeves or Webert’s bills, or dropped since they weren’t needed:  Senators Bill Carrico, Amanada Chase (a freshman who has come out swinging hard for gun rights),  Tom Garrett, Emmett Hanger, and Delegate Bob Marshall.

Finally, thanks to Carpetbagger McAuliffe for signing the bill and to carpetbagger AG Herring for creating such an uproar that VCDL finally got a bill signed into law that it had been trying to get passed for the last seven years!

VCDL played a key role in the negotiations, with our support being a necessary component of the deal going forward.

Virginia will FINALLY honor the permits from all other states come July 1. Come visit Virginia, America, and feel free to bring your self-defense with you as you enjoy the wonderful, historical, and beautiful Old Dominion!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Well, the ballot box battle is o'er and Scotland is still a vassal state in the UK.

However, over 40 percent who voted for secession  Stop with that fact for a moment. The modern age is one of massive mobility. Here in Virginia, the Commonwealth is full of Non-Virginians. Many people don't see the value of state or regional heritage. With The War (1860-1865), the wars of the 20th century, the changes to the definition of citzenship in the constitution and generally the mobility of our population....that has been lost. Most people call themselves "Americans, it is difficult today to find enough "Virginians" to have a lawn dart game. Never mind finding enough to vote for secession.

But Scotland had 40 percent who, after 300 hundred years of being part of the Empire, after serving in her military, after being taught the English version of history and all that came with being "British"....wanted to be separate. I am impressed.

I am also hopeful they will hold to the faith and come back for another round at independence. This time maybe they can study up on the foundational concepts of sovereignty and win over the rest of the nation to being truly nationally and personally free.

In the honor of the Scots, we shall place a modified version of their flag in our mast head for a while. May God Bless the Scots....

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ok, short post......the questions that surround the Scottish vote are countless. Are they really voting for national and personal freedom? Or are they actually trading one form of socialism for another form of socialism....or worse.

Every Scottish (Irish, Virginiain, and Confederate) part of my heritage and background says give Britain the heave ho....take back the fields from Culloden.......and in the end I pray they will.

I also pray they will turn back from socialism, turn away from the EU, the UN, the IMF, The FUSA......to say nothing of the former soviets and chinese .........I pray to Heaven the Scots will reach out for true national freedom and set the Scots free........

I pray it sets the world on fire for true freedom, not this  "arab spring", "muslim uprising" or the western driven chaos in the Ukraine all driven by our very own CIA/IMF/ western banker.

I know the status quo is not sustainable, so change is coming one way or another......

So today I lift a virtual pint to the Scots, vote for freedom, total freedom and maybe next stop will be Spain.....

Here are some current links hereherehere, and here

Monday, June 16, 2014

Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck...must be a duck 
or in this case an 'murican army of oppression....

h/t The Journal and Prof Whitehead.  Link here

"A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison

“Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant

Salient point......"If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil."

Read it all......we fail to remember when this government took it as a mission to kill our own. Southerners and Indians remember all to well the hundreds of thousands who died. In fact, the US government has been a solid performing killing machine for generations....the world over. 

Look at the southern border...bringing in thousands upon thousands of illegal, illiterate, and violent aliens amoung thousands of sick and indigent people who have nothing in common with any of the normal population in any state in the disunion.........this government means to kill, steal, and destroy. That folks is a biblical phrase and it has one specific owner...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fathers Day.....

I know he has gone home, but I do and will always hear, see, and feel my Dad in my heart and head. And I am glad. I feel his presence as I walk, work, and live on our farm. Even now, when I go to work, I feel his smile and hear his interest and excitement in my work. Each time my career took a step, he was proud of his son, especially when he called me to ask how that last interview went. I think he as was excited as I was to hear I was headed back to Tech where we both got our engineering degrees. In fact, in spite of many things, he was always proud of all of his sons. He did not always understand us, but he was proud. He hurt those years there was so much strife. I chose a photo from 1972, we were younger and times were tough for the two of us. Times were tough in the family in general. That would get tougher for all of us before they got better. As I got older I came to realize just how difficult life can be and rearing three head strong boys can be a challenge for parents. And I know he did the best he knew how to do. Based on the three of his sons, he (and Mom) did not fail. For my part of the relationship, I thank God that I grew up and times got better between Dad and I. Through his examples (good and “less than good”), he set a standard for me as a person, a man, a husband and engineer.  

Today, I honor my Dad all he taught me and how he loved me as his son.

Oct 19, 1930 - March 19, 2011

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blackhawks, kiowas....and Stooges.....

It seems that the government doesn't sell the sand fleas everything. Some military stuff we just leave unguarded and let them drop by to pick them up. (LINK). It seems the mighty Iraq army that we have feed, clothed, trained....well you get the point.... have collapsed and run like dogs from Mosul. Leaving behind all kinds of things and lives.

Do we really care, after all it is really just a civil war in a foreign country that is basically Muslim on Muslim infighting. Well yes, we should care because, now they have a new and better toy than before. We have given them air power after all. And the US are the source of these toys as well as the unrest that results in the war. 

We know they can fly, remember 9/11? We taught them how. So we may very well see these helos show up in Syria or anywhere in the sand box. But then we are supplying both sides, war is good business you know....

Ding Dong, a demo-rat is gone .....(Link). lets all wish Mr Puckett a well deserved good by...

And it seems that losing a demo-rat has already paid dividends in a state that had been operating pretty well until the election put the demo-rats into power. 

Now, it seems Virginians who live in the 38th District (Bland County (All); Buchanan County (All); Dickenson County (All); Montgomery County (Part); Norton City (All); Pulaski County (All); Radford City (All); Russell County(All); Smyth County (Part); Tazewell County (All); Wise County (Part)) have the chance to make amends for voting for the current democratic carpetbagger and replace former Senator Puckett with a true Virginiaian conservative, assuming they can find one in the district. 

In addition, while all good Virginians can celebrate the end of Senator Pucketts term in office, it seems to have some interesting side show opportunities if the AG has any moral foundation. (Link)

Wait, he is a demo-rat as well.....one who has already enlisted the federales in a war against other Virginians. 

Elections have consequences...