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
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Valerie & Creigh Deeds at the Roanoker Restaurant
Saturday morning the Roanoker restaurant was host to an intimate relaxed breakfast with Creigh Deeds, wife Pam and daughter, staff and friends. It was raining buckets. Deeds Democratic candidate for Governor and Carter Turner Democratic candidate for the 8th District both had sausage and gravy biscuits as did yours truly (1/2 portion).
Last night I asked Deeds at the Salem headquarters if there would be a gubernatorial debate in Roanoke. He was unsure at the time.
This morning Deeds said that a debate in Roanoke will take place on October 20 sponsored by WSLS Channel 10 with Jay Warren as moderated. The place confirmed to be yet to be determined Roanoke College is a possibility.
After breakfast the team was on their way to Lakewood Park to kick off a walking tour in the rain no less. At least the rain subsided by afternoon.
- Creigh Deeds, Carter Turner and friends
At the same time Republican candidate Bob McDonnell held a rally at his headquarters at Ogden and 419. I went by for a quick look but just missed McDonnell.
Though Ben Tribbett “stood me up” and was suppose to meet me at the Roanoker – I’m glad I went. It was nice just to sit casually and enjoy Deeds, Turner and friends without analyzing or interviewing.
In private settings both campaigns have respect for each other. Realizing that, makes politics more palatable. Those moments are refreshing but fleeting as it’s back on the campaign trail to the “politics as usual” – whatever that means.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, governor, house_of_delegates