Posted January 15, 2024 2:49 pm by Comments

By Erich Pratt

GOA’s Erich Pratt passionately underscored the critical role of the Second Amendment, proclaiming, “It is the right which protects all the other rights. That’s why we cannot compromise, not even a little bit.” (, January 15, 2024)

Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 15, 2024
by Charlotte Rene Woods and Dave Ress
On Monday morning, hundreds of gun rights supporters clustered by the Bell Tower in Capitol Square for a rally with the Virginia Citizens Defense League.
Wearing orange “guns save lives” stickers and armed with custom-made or VCDL-branded signs, the group listened to speakers, including Erich Pratt, senior vice president of Gun Owners of America.
“We cannot compromise,” Pratt told the rally’s attendees, “because every new compromise becomes the starting point for the next set of calls for gun control.”
Virginians make their case to lawmakers on Lobby Day (
The Washington Post, January 15, 2024
by Gregory S. Schneider and Laura Vozzella
[Philip] Van Cleave’s group assembled a few hundred gun rights advocates Monday on a frigid Capitol Square — with a secure bus parked nearby to stash their weapons. Firearms have been prohibited in the square since 2021, a year after thousands of gun rights advocates from around the country swamped downtown Richmond with a massive protest against gun

Source: Gun Owners of America

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