According to the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), Governor Ralph Northam is putting Virginia’s indoor ranges in tremendous peril by classifying them as “entertainment,” and effectively shutting them down. VCDL has attempted to contact the Governor and ask him to remove the indoor ranges from the “entertainment” list, but they have been unsuccessful so far.

At a time when we are seeing unprecedented amounts of first-time gun purchases, it makes absolutely no sense to be shutting down one of the few places they can receive competent instruction in the use of their newly purchased firearms. Yet, this strategy of silence on the part of the Governor is having that effect.

The Department of Homeland Security sent out an advisory over the weekend that gun ranges are to be considered critical infrastructure, but this is being ignored by the Governor. Letters from law firms have been sent on behalf of the VCDL to the Governor which are also being ignored.

In light of this inaction, VCDL representatives are considering a lawsuit which would put a stay on the closing of indoor shooting ranges. Stay tuned for more information about that. In the meantime, they are asking that if you know the owners of any indoor ranges who might wish to participate in the lawsuit, have them contact Additionally, VCDL states that if you are a paying member of an indoor range, you should join the fight as well or you will soon find yourself with no indoor ranges to train at.

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