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
- George Allen
George Allen for U.S. Senate Submits Nearly 27,000 Petition Signatures To Qualify for the Ballot
Henrico, VA – The George Allen for U.S. Senate Campaign today announced the delivery of 26,869 notarized petition signatures to the State Board of Elections, ensuring that Virginians will be able to cast their vote for George Allen in the U.S. Senate Republican Primary.
“Susan and I are thankful for all the hard work of the more than 550 volunteers who collected petition signatures at grocery stores,neighborhoods, and campaign events and who spent time talking with family, friends and neighbors all throughout Virginia about our positive campaign to restore the promise of the American Dream and bring your voices to Washington,” said George Allen. “I hear from families and businesses throughout Virginia who share our concerns about high unemployment and underemployment, rising gasoline prices and the burdensome regulations emanating from Washington that are increasing costs and making it harder to hire new employees. It’s heartening to see so much support for our positive pro-jobs growth plan of action to reinvigorate America’s entrepreneurial spirit, unleash our energy resources and rein in the over-reaching, over-spending federal government.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2012, Elections, National, Politics
Tags: Election 2012, Elections, George_Allen, republican, US_Senator