Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Ware at Legislative Session with Roanoke City Council
Four daunting men all dressed identical approached the crowd of about 25 people who had turned out for a rally held by Martin Jeffrey’s campaign Saturday afternoon. Jeffrey is a Democratic candidate opposing incumbent Delegate Onzlee Ware in a primary to be held June 9. All four men were dressed in black with matching T-shirt emblems and wore hats bearing Onzlee Ware’s name. Richard Chubb, Ware’s legislative aide was one of them. The men continued on past the crowd at Market and Salem streets to downtown where they continued to walk around the area. Jeffrey remarked later that Ware contends that there are “no gangs in Roanoke … [it] looked like a gang [to me] this afternoon.”
Mark Powell of Southeast Roanoke is Jeffrey’s campaign manager and strategist. Erin Lyles is his communication’s director. Jeffrey will not take any campaign donations from outside the 11th District. Jeffrey said that his website would be up and running soon with a video announcement. His campaign plans to solicit small donations “just as President Obama did.” Plans are to use networking tools and send thousands of emails out with his “unfiltered” message.
11th District Candidate
Powell set the stage for Jeffrey’s platform by highlighting the $70,000 of donations from PACs and special interests accumulated by the incumbent. He specifically named payday lenders and car title lenders. Ware supported “regulated” payday lending legislation. Ware had contended that payday lenders are a necessity for individuals experiencing an unanticipated emergency expense. Powell then recited his experience in attempting to contact his legislator with 3 phone calls and 2 emails never receiving a reply. Campaign staff handed out documents listing Ware’s campaign
contributions. The headline of the document read “Who does Onzlee Ware, your current State Legislator, work for?” VIEW THE VIDEO of the rally for the details and Jeffrey’s platform.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics, Video
Tags: democrat, election2009, house_of_delegates, Onzlee_Ware