Richmond Gun Show protestors, Million Mom's.....all 32 of them!

Richmond Gun Show protestors, Million Mom's.....all 32 of them!

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    Richmond Gun Show protestors, Million Mom's.....all 32 of them!

    I went to the Richmond, Va gun show yesterday (put on by C&E Gunshows).

    The Million Mom Marchers were there as advertised.....well sort of.....even though the NBC local news said 'dozens of people turned out to protest'......there were about 50! (I'm being generous with saying 50!)


    Courtesy VDCL update:
    MMM has its protest at a church instead of the Richmond gun show

    The Million Mom March, knowing that their ideas don't have a prayer,
    moved their Richmond gun show protest from the Showplace to a church
    across the street from gun show this afternoon.

    They had a mixture of men and women dressed in black (well not all of
    them, some were actually wearing white or gray).

    As I crossed the street to get to the church, press from local TV
    stations (channels 12 [NBC] and 6 [CBS]) and the Richmond Times
    Dispatch came over to interview me. I gave them handouts stating the
    truth about each of the Million Mom's lies.

    One of the MMM leaders came stomping over to see what all of the
    press were doing near the street. She was not happy that they were
    interviewing me.

    Even though VCDL members and other attendees at the gun show didn't
    know about the last minute change of venue, we still had over 20
    members at the protest, including quite a few women of all ages, all
    of whom were open carrying! Some member brought signs and held them
    right next to the MMM's signs, getting our message out quite nicely.

    Our message? Gun control played a major roll in the deaths of those
    32 people. Also, of course, there is NO gun show loophole.

    After the lie-in was over, I took the reporter from Channel 12, the
    NBC affiliate, into the gun show, as she said she had never been to
    one. Although she wasn't allowed to tape (but was told she would be
    able to in the future with sufficient notice), she spent about 20
    minutes walking around and taking everything in.

    I explained to her what the 'assault weapon ban' farce was all about
    and showed her the evil parts of such a weapon - the folding stock,
    the pistol grip, the flash suppressor, and the ever deadly bayonet
    lug. She was taken aback.

    I explained that the food, holster, ammunition, clothing, and coin
    vendors she was looking at were included in the anti-gunners' count
    of 'unlicensed gun show dealers.' I explained that they do this
    deception to make gun shows seem like there are far more private
    sellers than there really are. She was quite amazed at the small
    number of private sellers, as well as the small number of guns those
    sellers offered, as compare to the huge tables that commercial
    vendors had.

    I also took her back to the room where the Virginia State Police run
    the background checks on purchasers. I explained that in Virginia,
    if a felon tries to buy a gun, while he is waiting for the approval,
    the police immediately arrest him.

    All in all, I think she was glad she came in to the gun show so she
    could better understand the issue.

    Several of our members video taped the event and I should have some
    links to the videos soon.

    This just came in from Channel 12:
    http://www.nbc12.com/news/state/10691606.html

    Protesters call for change at gun show
    By Sunni Blevins, NBC12 News
    The issue of gun control came to a head today in Henrico County as
    protesters gathered across the street from a popular gun show.

    Exercising their first amendment right, dozens of people turned out
    to protest, not the gun show itself, but what they think is a
    loophole in Virginia law that allows private sellers to sell someone
    a gun without doing a background check.

    Also there, a group of people who are pro-gun who say they don't want
    anyone to interfere with their second amendment right to bear arms.

    One by one, they lay down.

    32 people representing not only the 32 victims at Virginia Tech, but
    the average number of people who are murdered everyday.

    They remained for three minutes...representative of how long it takes
    to buy a gun in this country.

    Steps away, others gathered...silently showcasing their pro-gun
    position...and opposition to this groups protest across the street
    from a weekend gun show........
    Here's a picture I took with the cell phone from the parking lot of the gun show.
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    Way to go! It's nice that the reporter was willing to come along and listen to the other side.

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    Cool 3 minutes

    Don't know about where you're at but it takes three business days here in Florida to buy a gun.
    "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." -Thomas Jefferson

    "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder." -Michael Savage

    GOOD Gun Control is being able to hit your target! -Myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    Don't know about where you're at but it takes three business days here in Florida to buy a gun.
    That sucks for people in Florida! It takes me less than 3 minutes sometimes and I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Also, kudos to the VCDL. They do an outstanding job.
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    Wait. It takes 3 days if you don't have a CCL in Florida. If you have a CCL it takes about 15min.

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    3 minutes? Man.. With all the drooling, window shopping, fondling, and general Q&A sessions I do before I buy... let alone the paperwork? Man we're talking at least a few days. So many choices, so little time.
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    Florida is my state of residence, even though I haven't actually lived there in many years. This summer I went home on leave, and went to purchase my first gun there in a loooooong time. Because I don't have a FL CCW permit, I had to endure the waiting period. Apparently, my Federal LEO credentials weren't good enough! Dang, that FL CCW test must be hard!
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    excellent work with the reporter,,

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    Decent story! Free advertising for the gun show.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Florida is my state of residence, even though I haven't actually lived there in many years. This summer I went home on leave, and went to purchase my first gun there in a loooooong time. Because I don't have a FL CCW permit, I had to endure the waiting period. Apparently, my Federal LEO credentials weren't good enough! Dang, that FL CCW test must be hard!
    Actually, I'm pretty sure that your Federal LEO credentials would satisfy the requirement for training in FL, and you probably could have a FL CCW without much further effort. All you'd have to do is send fingerprints, application and money. Why haven't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigEFan View Post
    Decent story! Free advertising for the gun show.......
    Are you referring to that maudlin piece of garbage advocacy by the NBC affiliate? I don't see how that can be thought of as a decent story, as obviously slanted as it is -- not to mention factually inaccurate.

    Now when they say 32 people are murdered "everyday" (sic), um, don't they recognize that the figure wouldn't be made up completely of gun-related murders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    Actually, I'm pretty sure that your Federal LEO credentials would satisfy the requirement for training in FL, and you probably could have a FL CCW without much further effort. All you'd have to do is send fingerprints, application and money. Why haven't you?
    Because I will, in all probability, not live in FL for another 15 years or so. Until then, my creds are more then adequate for carrying - it's just purchasing that gets held up.

    I was just surprised that a sworn LEO has to wait the three days - no real problem, just unexpected. I'm sure I'll get my CCW there at some point, I just have no real need for it yet.
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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