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, October 20, 2012
Charlottesville, Va. – Obama for America announced that it will be holding an event featuring Bruce Springsteen, local elected officials and volunteers on Tuesday, October 23. As part of the Obama campaign’s effort to turn out voters across the commonwealth, Springsteen will give a special appearance at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville. Free tickets will be available at OFA offices in the Charlottesville area beginning at 1:00 PM on October 21.
As the election approaches, OFA-Virginia volunteers are reaching out to their friends and neighbors, discussing what’s at stake in this election, and making sure that all Virginians are able to make their voices heard.
“I’m here today because for thirty years I’ve been writing about the distance between the American dream and the American reality,” said Springsteen during a recent appearance in Iowa. “I’m here because our vote is one of the principle ways we get to determine that equation, we get to close that distance. Voting matters, elections matter.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2012, Elections, National, Politics
Tags: democrat, Election 2012, Elections, Obama_Biden