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
Lt. Governor-elect Ralph Northam
Governor Bob McDonnell has set January 7th, 2014 as the date for the special election to fill the seat of Senator Ralph Northam, who was elected lieutenant governor and is resigning from the Senate effective January 11th. Governor McDonnell previously announced that the special election to fill Delegate Onzlee Ware’s seat in House District 11 will also be held on January 7th.
“The 6th district of Virginia has greatly benefited from Senator Ralph Northam’s representation over the last five years,” said Governor McDonnell. “Ralph will now go on to serve all Virginians as lieutenant governor when he succeeds my great friend Bill Bolling. In light of the 2014 General Assembly Session beginning on January 8th, it is critical that we quickly fill this vacancy, as well as the vacancy in the 11th House District following the retirement of Delegate Onzlee Ware, to ensure that voters are represented as soon as practicable. Therefore, I have called this election for January 7th.”
Del. Lynwood Lewis Jr., D-Accomac prevailed in a primary and will face Republican Wayne Coleman, chairman of CV International Group of Norfolk. If Delegate Lewis wins another special election will be held for his seat.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Election 2014, Elections, Politics, State Politics
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