VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. OTOH, the VCDL-PAC, a separate organization, mounts a very hard-hitting direct mail, email and phone program that is mobilizing the pro-gun vote on November 8th.

Yes, I support both organizations. BTW -- Neither group cares if a candidate has a D, R, L, I, etc behind their name.

The fifteen specific issues on the 2011 VCDL questionnaire about potential gun related Legislation can be found at:

Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc

VCDL neither ask vague questions nor accept brush-off, such as “I support 2A” -- w/o details as to what the candidate thinks that actually means on focused issues.

There is absolutely NO reason why they should not have answered this survey!

Failure to have returned a completed survey frequently indicates indifference, if not outright hostility, toward the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
There are links at the bottom of that document to each of the candidates' reply or avoidance.


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The following House candidates have been endorsed by the VCDL-PAC:

Will Morefield House 3 Republican
Nick Rush House 7 Republican
Greg Habeeb House 8 Republican
Charles Poindexter House 9 Republican
Randy Minchew House 10 Republican
Joeseph Yost House 12 Republican
Bob Marshall House 13 Republican
Don Merricks House 16 Republican
Michael Webert House 18 Republican
Lewis Bain Medlin Jr. * House 19 Democrat
Jerry Johnson * House 19 Republican
Dickie Bell House 20 Republican
Steve Landes House 25 Republican
Brian Schoeneman House 37 Republican
Michael Kane House 41 Libertarian
Kathleen G Mallard House 48 Independent
Matthew Simpson House 54 Independent
Matt Fariss House 59 Republican
James Edmunds House 60 Republican
Richard Morris House 64 Republican
Dwayne Whitehead House 74 Independent
David Ramadan House 87 Republican
Gordon Helsel, Jr. House 91 Republican
Glenn McGuire House 95 Libertarian
Keith Hodges House 98 Republican
Margaret Ransone House 99 Republican


* Both candidates answered the VCDL Survey 100% pro-gun and are running
against incumbent Lacey Putney (I) who voted to ban self-defense
shotguns in 1993.

The following Senate candidates have been endorsed by the VCDL-PAC:

Thomas E Harmon, IV Senate 2 Republican
Ben Loyola Senate 6 Republican
Frank Ruff Senate 15 Republican
Preston Brown Senate 16 Independent
Ralph Smith Senate 19 Republican
Bill Stanley Senate 20 Republican
Tom Garrett Senate 22 Republican
TJ Aldous, Jr. Senate 25 Republican
Jill Vogel Senate 27 Republican
Richard Stuart Senate 28 Republican
Patricia Phillips Senate 33 Republican
Gerarda Culipher * Senate 34 Republican
Robert Sarvis # Senate 35 Republican
Jeff Frederick Senate 36 Republican
Adam Light Senate 38 Republican
Miller Baker Senate 39 Republican
Bill Carrico Senate 40 Republican

* Mrs. Culipher is running in a tough district and still gave a good survey.

# Mr. Sarvis is running against Sen. Dick Saslaw. No more needs to be said.

Two races deserve special note.

Iraq war veteran Robert Short (D) in SD 23 answered 100% pro-gun while
his opponent Steve Newman refused claiming he doesn't answer surveys.
Newman wins the "forked tongue" award because he answered the survey of
the NRTWC, which published its survey results for all to see. Even
worse, Newman voted to ban self-defense shotguns in 1993 and has never
apologized.

Joseph A. Glean in HD 44, a conservative independent, gave a 100%
pro-gun survey while one opponent, Robert Barsa (R) refused to answer
and incumbent Scott Surovell (D) answered almost 100% antigun.

Virginia’s gun owners need a pro-gun state senate in 2012. If you live
in one of these senate districts, please vote for the endorsed candidate
to defend your right to defend yourself.

Virginia’s gun owners need to keep a pro-gun state house in 2012. If you
live in one of these house districts, please vote for the endorsed
candidate to defend your right to defend yourself.


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VA-ALERT is a project of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
(VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization
dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to
Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

VCDL web page: http://www.vcdl.org [http://www.vcdl.org/]


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