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
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
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: