News

 

People use guns but, in a sense, guns use people too. When we have the technology for violence easily to hand, our choices are skewed and we are more vulnerable to being manipulated into violent action.
Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

Vigil to Remember the Victims of Gun Violence in Virginia on MLK Day Cancelled

Friends - it's with a heavy heart that we've decided to cancel our Vigil to Remember the Victims of Gun Violence in Virginia on MLK Day, Monday, January 20, 2020 out of an abundance of caution due to serious threats of violence by participants in the rally at the capitol organized for this same day.

 

We began holding peaceful vigils 28 years ago and while we have frequently experienced armed individuals trying to intimidate us, we have never been confronted with the kinds of threats being expressed by the opposition and aligned groups like we are experiencing currently.

 

From our early years when our numbers were small to a now rapidly growing number of Virginians supporting common sense gun violence prevention policies, we continue to stress the importance of awareness, education and advocacy as it relates to public safety and peace.

 

As an alternative, please use the day to reach out to your state legislators and express your support for their efforts to curb gun violence in Virginia.

 

 

You can read more about this decision HERE

Gun Lobby Would Scrap State Database That is Best in Nation

Richmond, Virginia— The National Rifle Association (NRA) is calling on its membership to help repeal a 1989 law that created the Virginia Firearms Transaction Program (VFTP).   A state-of-the-art database that is second to none in the nation, the VFTP works in conjunction with the FBI’s National Instant Background Checks System (NICS) to check the background of those purchasing firearms in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

 

TerrorGap
At the NRA's Annual Meeting this weekend -- headlined by Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck -- NRA members shared their candid opinions on the Terror Gap. Bloggers from the Center for American Progress attended the meeting and recorded a short video.


WP

In a hard-hitting piece in the May 6th Washington Post entitled "Terrorists who want to buy guns have friends on Capitol Hill", columnist Dana Milbank asks the question: "Is the NRA a terrorist organization"?

According to Milbank's report, on Wednesday "New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, using the star power they acquired in the apprehension of the Times Square bomb suspect, came to Capitol Hill to plead for Congress to change the absurdity in the law that keeps those with alleged terrorist ties off airplanes but enables them to legally buy guns and explosives."

Read More

 


Watch Lori Haas on FOX News Channel as she takes on the NRA over the Governor's decision that Virginia's schoolchildren can only learn gun safety from the NRA. Lori-FOX
Click on one of the image above. You'll be taken to the appropriate page on the FNC website in a new window.



Click HERE to read the Washington Post's coverage of this important issue.