The West Virginia Citizens Defense League held its first
organizational meeting on Saturday, January 27, 2007, near Morgantown,
West Virginia. Details are available online at www.wvcdl.org
Jim Mullins, President of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League,
I wanted to inform you of this meeting because, like the VCDL, the WVCDL intends to be a state-level Second Amendment advocacy organization that will seek to protect and, where necessary, restore the rights of law-abiding West Virginia gun owners. I admire the work of VCDL and hope that we will be able to work together on issues of mutual concern when they arise.
Although anti-gun legislation rarely, if ever, makes progress in our Legislature (one notable exception was the passage of a State Capitol carry ban in 2002, whose repeal we intend to seek), there are many areas where West Virginia laws need to be improved.
In addition to crafting pro-gun legislation, WVCDL will seek to generate the necessary public pressure on individual legislators and the legislative leadership to force committee action on pro-gun bills. In preparation for forming WVCDL, I met individually with about one-third of the members of our state Senate and the Speaker, majority leader, and minority leader of our House of Delegates to introduce myself and the WVCDL.
Our real work now lies ahead in spreading the word of our existence and building the membership base necessary to promote our legislative efforts. We would appreciate any assistance you may be able to provide. We wish you the best of luck with your efforts and we are willing to assist you when and where we can.
Jim Mullins, President
West Virginia Citizens Defense League
If you have any friends or family members in WV, let them know about WVCDL and how to contact them.
We certainly hope WVCDL succeeds in improving WV's gun laws.
I would like to add that WVCDL might be just as important to those of us living in western Virginia who visit the Mountain State regularly to see family, for business, or for recreation. I think I'll make a donation to them ASAP.