The Virginiad . . . . .


[Ed: The fight for our rights is coming to a peak in Richmond. Monday January 20 is going to be the end of the beginning, and far from beginning of the end. To all who will be there—Thank you! Our man in Virginia, Dennis Petrocelli, has been a big part of the action and will be at the Capital with 2A allies from all over the country. Here, he describes how important this battle is and how it began, in the only proper form for an historic . . . epic.]



An embattled Governor

tried to revive his career

with a slate of “gun control” bills

that would do nothing to relieve

the atrocities they claim to address.

The Republican assembly

dismissed these in Special Session

after the Democrats

refused to consider crime or mental health.

Seeing an opportunity,

Billionaire Bloomberg bought the mid-term election

and the Democrats brought back all those bills, and more.

They changed the rules about guns

and falsely blamed the police.

But the NRA attracted 1000 gun owners

To lobby their legislators nonetheless;

and pieces of plastic

triggered the confiscationists.

Afraid that the VCDL rally

might dwarf the NRA event,

the Governor illegally deemed the Capitol grounds a “shelter”,

and used emergency powers he doesn’t have to ban guns.

He associated innocent rhetoric

with Charlottesville rhetoric,

and deemed a peaceful gathering,

not even a protest, but an “emergency”.

All the while he and his cronies

threatened confiscation, the National Guard, and the US Military.

He accused VCDL of “unleashing”

something it could not control,

when in fact he unleashed

previously silent patriots

who put facts and rights

above emotions and tyranny.

– – – To Be Continued – – –


Virginia welcomes all who come in peace to show the Virginia General Assembly that there is no place for Bloomberg’s and the Democrats’ anti-Constitutional infringement and confiscation agenda in Virginia, nor will its spread to other states be tolerated.  Come if you can, donate as you can, and stay vigilant about the state of your inalienable rights wherever you live.



–Dennis Petrocelli, MD is a clinical and forensic psychiatrist who has practiced for nearly 20 years in Virginia. He took up shooting in 2019 for mind-body training and self-defense, and is in the fight for Virginians’ gun rights.

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