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
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The Tree Diaper
This is a bit silly but what are Roanoker’s to do. According to Mason Adams article today in The Roanoke Times, bagging your leaves is becoming expensive. They want you now to use paper bags instead of the non biodegradable plastic bags.
One begins to scratch their head as on one hand the city is planting trees and encouraging residents and “requiring” developers to plant them; while on the other hand making it difficult for city residents to dispose of the tree’s fecal matter in the fall.
The leaf police come to your house and fine you $50 for your neighbor’s leaves in the street in front of your house or “so you claim.” Dueling leaf blower fights breakout. “No they aren’t my leaves – they’re his,” says Ralph.
It’s no laughing matter to stressed-out residents of Roanoke City. What’s next? Blame this all on “big government” and city council “Democrats.”
This is a job for “Super Cuccinelli.” Protect us from the overreaching arm of Roanoke City’s leaf police. They have no right to infringe upon our right to “bare leaves.”
Forget the endorsement of the NLA (National Leaf Association) when you run for office again.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Commentary, Politics, Roanoke County Politics
Tags: city_council, environment