Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Annual Meeting Wrap-up an Raffle Winners

The VSSA meeting was held Saturday, September 28, at the Arlington-Fairfax IWLA in Centreville, VA.  Attendees had the chance to meet fellow members, enjoy a great meal, and hear from two great speakers.  NRA 2nd Vice President and VSSA Member Willes Lee gave blessed the meal then after dinner, NRA Secretary (an VSSA member) John Frazer spoke and updated members on the work that NRA is doing to protect our rights from the current attacks.  He talked about the importance of cases that are currently making their way through the courts, including one that VSSA has joined in an amicus brief - New York State Rifle and Pistol Association vs New York City.  This case is scheduled for oral arguments on December 2nd but New York City and the gun ban lobby are trying to make the case that the case is moot.

Then VSSA's lobbyist Rich Savage spoke.  He reinforced how important this year's election is for Virginia gun owners.  During the question and answer period, one member asked what our plan is if we loose the majority in both houses.  Rich replied that we will use our relationships with some of the members to try and build coalitions to stop legislation, and in cases when that is not successful, we will try to neuter bad legislation as much as possible.  But Rich pulled no punches.  He said in the current environment where we have absolutely no pro-rights Democrats, both of those are going to be extremely hard.

Congratulations to this year's Annual Member Raffle.  The Winners are below.

First Prize:
Leonard J.
Chesapeake
Second Prize:
Haywood B.
Norfolk
Third Prize:
Andy H.
Rhoadesville

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