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
E.W. Jackson at Landmark Aviation after Republican Convention nomination. Pat Mullins RPV Chair (left), Ken Cuccinelli (right)
In a press release today Republican candidate for the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, E.W. Jackson, is calling attention to the harm done to the black family over the last five decades as a result of the War on Poverty.
Jackson said, “The evidence of many studies and government statistics show that out-of-wedlock births among black families is about 80% among the inner-cities of America. In testament to the strength of the men and women who endured the horrors of slavery in America, the black family remained largely intact nonetheless. It is that much more shocking therefore that we have seen the erosion of the black family in the last 50 years since the rise of the War on Poverty.
“The real jobs that people need can only come from real economic growth. We can’t just keep creating more programs to solve the problem of poverty. The existing programs have not worked all that well. Many people are hurting and need a job that will sustain them throughout life. That is why greater economic growth is the focus of my campaign.”
Candidate Jackson has been unfairly criticized by some for speaking out against the harm done to the black family.
Jackson concluded, “It does not take that much time to search the Internet to find study after study that confirms the harm big government has caused the black family. We need to help lift people out of poverty by workforce development and creating jobs. Entrepreneurship, economic liberty, and expanded educational opportunities will do just that. Bringing more industry and more business opportunities to Virginia will not only help sustain the Commonwealth’s economic growth for years to come but is the only real solution to ending poverty.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: black_history, E.W. Jackson, election 2013, Elections, Lt_Governor, republican