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
Thursday, October 1, 2009
David “Mudcat” Saunders
SUNDAY HUNTING A BIG DEAL IN VIRGINIA – Deeds says leave it up to localities and McDonnell says allow it on private land on Sunday.
Fishing and game enthusiasts joined Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee for governor in forming Sportsmen for Deeds. He was joined Thursday by some of the enthusiasts at Outfitter Tuff, a sportsman retail shop in Roanoke. Sixty other sportsmen were listed in a press release.
“As a legislator, I have always promoted responsible sportsmanship, consistently opposing bills that would have restricted the right to bear arms,” Deeds said. “And in 2000, I wrote a bill that became an amendment to our state Constitution—a bill guaranteeing the right to hunt and fish for all Virginians. I believed—and still do—that this right is key to preserving a major part of our Commonwealth’s culture, one that I am proud to be a part of.”
Sportsmen for Deeds will be chaired by outdoor advocate Sherry Crumley. Crumley was the first female chairperson of the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries and still represents the 6th congressional district on the board. In addition, Crumley chaired Sportsmen for Warner in 2001 and 2008, sits on the National Rifle Association’s Hunting and Wildlife Conservation committee and ran the campaign to pass the Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment to the Constitution of Virginia.
“Creigh understands hunting and fishing,” said Sherry Crumley. “He is one of us, and we need him as our next governor.”
Deeds was also joined by Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Richard “Dickie” Cranwell and longtime Deeds supporter David “Mudcat” Saunders. Sportsmen for Deeds is committed to speaking to fellow sportsmen about Sen. Deeds’ campaign for governor. They will undertake outreach to other sportsmen and talking to people about Deeds positions on the 2nd amendment and hunting and fishing.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, governor