Ken Stanton with Students For Concealed Carry on Campus at Virginia Tech just sent me [PHILIP VAN CLEAVE -- PRESIDENT VCDL] this urgent email:
Dear Fellow Protectors of Freedom -
Our self-defense rights are under fire here at Virginia Tech, and we're asking for your help in protecting them. The "Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention" is holding its first event of the semester, and they are making it clear that their idea of preventing violence is achieved by disarming good people. The event involves a screening of ABC's horribly-biased 20/20 special "If I Only Had a Gun" (see critiques at the end of this letter) followed by a panel discussion with Q&A - and of course, the panel is loaded with anti-gun folks. [PHILIP VAN CLEAVE -- PRESIDENT VCDL: They are ALL anti-gun - Josh Horowitz, Andrew Goddard, Lori Haas, and Omar Samaha. Leave it to the antis to be dishonest by loading the entire "panel" with those who agree with only one side.]
So, since the show is biased and the panel is loaded, in response we need to load the audience with people who understand and respect the right to bear arms and the right of self-defense. I understand this is short notice, but since we just learned of the event, we too are having to make adjustments to attend. If you can make time on Thursday night for this, here's what we need people to do:
1) Expert Speakers -- If you are a CHP instructor, police officer, lawyer, author, or otherwise trained and knowledgeable supporter of Second Amendment rights and issues, we need you to speak up and engage the biased "panel" that they have arranged.
2) Audience Supporters -- They claim they already have 50 attendees to their event that aims to disarm everyone in the name of "peace and non- violence" - we need to greatly outnumber them and show that the large majority of Americans support the right to bear arms. We need you to listen to the discussion and applaud for those statements that you support. Please email us quickly to let us know you're coming (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
3) Helpers and Coordinators -- Since we expect a lot of people will come to the event who are unfamiliar with the campus, we are asking people to coordinate and carpool if possible to help everyone find their way around. Also, we may need people to help hand out information and direct people to the event at Squires Student Center.
Event info:Thursday, Sept 24th 7-9pm (please arrive 30-60 min early to ensure good seating)Haymarket Theatre, in Squires Student Center on Virginia Tech campus (Event Services - Ticket Office | University Unions & Student Activities | Virginia Tech
)Open to the public, respectful attire requested, 500 seats available, and handicapped accessibleAlso see the attached brochure on event
Event host: "The Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention" and "Students for Non-Violence"http://www.cpsvp.vt.edu/index.html - Note that nowhere in their goals and mission do they talk about guns - are they trying to hide this part of their agenda, but it's coming out in their first major event? A few of us attended their first meeting, as we were interested in the organization, but they directly attacked our group while we were in the room saying that we wanted to "give out guns to unstable students" - what a lie! [PHILIP VAN CLEAVE -- PRESIDENT VCDL: Anti-gunners lying with a straight face? I'm shocked.]
Notwithstanding, if you attend, please be respectful of everyone regardless of whether or not they agree with you. Make points succinctly and clearly, be respectful and courteous, and let them be the ones to lose their cool when they see how that their objectives are based on false premises [PHILIP VAN CLEAVE -- PRESIDENT VCDL: No sweat - VCDL members have that down to an art form.]; keep your cool just like you do when you are carrying. Also, remember that we all have the same goal - to make the world a safer place - we just disagree on how it should be done. We are just going to show that our side has a lot more support and reason behind it! [PHILIP VAN CLEAVE -- PRESIDENT VCDL: Ken is being overly generous. Their real goal is not about safety, but dictating and controlling the lives of others. Their trickery in setting up this loaded "panel" discussion is absolute proof of that.]
We hope to see you there, please bring others along with you, and send any questions, comments, and RSVP's to email@example.com
. Also, please forward this message to other supporters right now - we need everyone! This event is BIG so please make arrangements to make it out – our rights are under attack yet again.
Ken StantonVice President of Leadership and FounderAlyson BoycePresident and Campus LeaderStudents for Concealed Carry on Campus at Virginia Techwww.sccc.org.vt.eduhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Students-for-Concealed-Carry-on-Campus-at-Virginia-Tech/127977409312
More information:Some critiques of the ABC 20/20 Special:http://www.examiner.com/x-2323-LA-Gu...009m4d11-If-I-