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Friday, September 29, 2017

Help Elect Pro-gun Candidates in Virginia

The entire nation is turning its political attention to Virginia’s elections this November!  With so much at stake, VSSA is teaming up with the NRA-ILA grassroots team to make sure we elect pro-gun candidates to office this year. VSSA is counting on our members and all gun owners to help deliver victory in November.

Throughout the Commonwealth, NRA-ILA volunteers have been conducting voter phone calls, going door-to-door to speak to voters, attending events, and undertaking a variety of other election activities.  For us to ensure we continue to spread our message of freedom this election cycle, we need you to assist with these efforts in your area.

Leading the grassroots efforts are the NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representatives (CFRs).  If you have not yet had the opportunity to meet your local CFR, please contact the CFR nearest to you to introduce yourself and find out how you can assist with our mutual efforts in this year’s Virginia elections.

Richmond Region
Patrick DeStefano
Email: patrick@nrailafrontlines.com
Phone: 864-680-0399
Office Address:
8132 Forest Hill Ave Suite B
Richmond, VA 23235

Fredericksburg Region
Britton Ross
Email: britton@nrailafrontlines.com
Phone: 919-902-1787
Office Address:
709 Westwood Office Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Norfolk/Virginia Beach Region
Sean Nottoli
Email: sean@nrailafrontlines.com
Phone: 803-960-5487

Northern Virginia gun owners are invited to NRA Headquarters in Fairfax for phone banks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., starting Tuesday, October 3rd.

If you don’t live near a 2017 election center or NRA’s Headquarters, you can still make calls from home at your convenience. To start making calls from home register by clicking here!

The winners of this year's elections will determine if we keep a pro-gun legislature after the 2020 census.  There has never been a more important statewide election that this year!  Please help us send a loud and clear message to the rest of the nation that Virginia supports the Second Amendment by electing candidates who respect our rights!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

RTD: Bloomberg's Everytown to Spend $1 Million in Virginia Elections

The Richmond Times Dispatch reports this morning that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety has committed to spend $1 Million in Virginia Elections this fall.
The fund is donating $450,000 directly to gubernatorial contender Ralph Northam, and spending $250,000 on mailers on his behalf. It's also giving $300,000 to Attorney General Mark Herring for his re-election bid, as he faces attack advertising from the National Rifle Association.

"We are making this initial investment because Ralph Northam and Mark Herring have been forceful champions for gun violence prevention in Virginia, while their opponents subscribe to a dangerous 'guns everywhere' agenda," Brynne Craig, a senior strategist for Everytown, said in a statement.

Everytown, a New York-based advocacy group largely bankrolled by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has been a big spender in recent Virginia contests.
The article also reports that volunteers in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area with another Bloomberg funded gun ban group, Moms Demand Action, plan to canvass and to make phone calls for Northam and other Democrats.

In addition to the Bloomberg groups, Americans for Responsible Solutions, a gun control group led by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, has endorsed the Democratic ticket in Virginia, but has yet to announce any donations.

Look for this to just be a down payment on more spending.  If Bloomberg was willing to spend $2 million in State Senate and House elections in 2015, you can bet he is going to spend more than the announced $1 million in state wide elections.

Update: I talked about this with NRATV host Cam Edwards later in the day.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Matching Patients With Gun-Friendly Doctors

Many of us are fortunate to have doctors that don't pry into things that have absolutely nothing to do with treating us.  Some are not so fortunate.  Several years ago Florida passed a law preventing doctors from asking patients about whether they have firearms in the home.  Pro-rights legislators in Virginia attempted to pass a similar law several years ago with no success.   Recently, the Florida law was overturned by a circuit court decision.  Yesterday, Dr. Robert Young Executive Director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership appeared on NRATV.com to discuss the organization's new referral service for people who want a gun-friendly doctor. 2Adoc.com is now recruiting pro-Second Amendment health care providers. Dr. Young says that it is a project that has been years in the making. They are issuing a call to anyone in healthcare who would like to participate. The circuit court decision against Florida’s Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act showed that it was time to act.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Eric Holder Redistricting Group Donates $500K to Northam Campaign

The Washington Post had this article yesterday about how the Obama-backed National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), run by former Attorney General Eric Holder, recently donated $500,000 to the Ralph Northam campaign.  The group is hoping to end the stranglehold that Republicans have on a large number of congressional delegations and state legislatures by turning the redistricting process over to so-called "non-partisan" redistricting commissions.
“This first campaign investment marks the next stage of the NDRC’s work for fairer maps in Virginia and around the country,” Holder said. “Ralph Northam is the clear choice for fairer maps that better reflect the values of Virginia’s communities. Virginians deserve a political system that works for voters, not politicians.” 
Why should this matter to gun owners in Virginia?  The Governor elected in November will sign the redistricting plan after the 2020 Census.  You can bet that if Ralph Northam is elected, he will veto every redistricting map that does not give more seats to his anti-gun friends.  If you like Virginia's pro-gun legislature, this should be an extra incentive to get involved in this year's campaign.  You can do that by contacting one of the NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representitives below and find out how you can help.  VSSA is working to get the news to gun owners about campaign activities of the NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representatives.  If you don't want Virginia to become California or New Jersey, you have the ability to insure that doesn't happen.

NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative - Fredericksburg
Britton Ross · britton@nrailafrontlines.com · (919) 902-1787

NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative - Tidewater
Sean Nottoli - Sean@nrailafrontlines.com

NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative - Central Virginia
Patrick DeStefano · patrick@nrailafrontlines.com · 864-680-0399

Friday, September 1, 2017

Virginia Gun Collectors Show - November 4-5, 2017

The Virginia Gun Collectors Association (VGCA) - a VSSA affiliate club - will hold their next show at the Prince William County Fairground Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5, 2017. Show hours are Saturday, 9am - 5pm and Sunday, 10am - 4pm. Admission is $8.00 per day or $10.00 for a weekend pass.

VGCA is proud to maintain a no junk policy and a positive collectors atmosphere. What you will find at their show, are knowledgeable vendors, with quality firearms, as well as ammunition and shooting supplies. The VGCA provides a firearms evaluation table where experienced collectors will provide you with an estimate on your firearm's value and help you learn about your current collection pieces.

Sales tables cost $65.00 each and Display tables are FREE. No sales may be conducted from display tables. If you have any special needs, questions about available tables or show rules, please contact Rick Nahas, the Show Administrator, at 571-215-8761 or via email at jet53sw@aol.com.

For more information about the table or the show, visit http://www.vgca.net/gunshow.html.