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
BREAKING: BRIAN MORAN IN ROANOKE – Tentative for Friday afternoon probably with Delegate Ward Armstrong, Delegate Onzlee Ware, and others. Stay tuned for confirmation by Wednesday.
ALEXANDRIA – Brian Moran’s campaign for Governor released its latest television ad called “The Democrat” today. As Democrats are making up their decision in this contested primary, many are looking at which candidate can win in November. This ad makes clear that Brian Moran is the strongest general election candidate and the one who shares core Democratic commitments. The ad comes as Terry McAuliffe’s record continues to be exposed and has given Democrats great pause about his ability to win in November. And while Democrats have increasing concerns about Creigh Deeds’s positions that put him out of touch with key parts of Virginia.
“We have the resources to compete and the message to win,” Campaign Manager Andrew Roos said. “This ad makes clear that Brian Moran is the best Democratic nominee to take on Bob McDonnell and shares the progressive values that Virginia Democrats hold dear. We know we need a Governor that will fight for Virginia’s families and seniors.”
The ad highlights Moran’s support for the Warner/Kaine agenda, his work to increase the minimum wage, and his plans to insure every child with health care. The ad includes the pledge made by Moran at the 2009 Jefferson Jackson Dinner to defeat Bob McDonnell in November.