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
Thursday, September 24th, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor Jody Wagner will take part in an on-line discussion at the Not Larry Sabato blog. Wagner had originally been scheduled to take part in a debate sponsored by the Prince William 100 on Thursday. However, earlier in the week, the Bolling campaign pulled out of the debate. In its place, Wagner will have a discussion with voters about her record as Treasurer and Secretary of Finance, as well as her plans to create new jobs, grow the economy, and invest in education.
Following Bill Bolling’s decision to withdraw from this Thursday’s Prince William 100 Lt. Governor’s debate, Virginians for Wagner is releasing a video asking: Where has Bill Bolling been for four years?
Wagner’s campaign claims that Bolling has attended less than 10% of the meetings of the boards and commissions on which the Lt. Governor serves or is asked to attend.