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
Leonardo DiCaprio Stars as J. Edgar Hoover
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the towns of Warrenton and The Plains in Fauquier County, Great Falls in Fairfax County and the cities of Alexandria and Arlington were recently used in a major feature film with the working title of J. Edgar. The film examines the life and legacy of F.B.I. Director J. Edgar Hoover and is directed by Clint Eastwood – who was last in Virginia shooting a scene for his film Flags of Our Fathers at the Iwo Jima Memorial. J. Edgar is being produced for Warner Bros. Pictures by Imagine Entertainment and Malpaso Productions.
Speaking about the film, Governor McDonnell commented, “Clint Eastwood is an American legend and we are thrilled he chose Virginia for his film about the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Virginia is an excellent location for film production with its rich history and natural beauty, and we are working diligently to bring more film production like this to the Commonwealth.”
J. Edgar stars Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover, the controversial head of the F.B.I. who was named its first Director in 1935 and who continued to lead the organization until his death in 1972. Also starring are Dame Judi Dench as Hoover’s mother, Naomi Watts as his longtime personal secretary, Ken Howard as the U.S. Attorney General, Josh Lucas as aviator Charles Lindbergh, and Armie Hammer as the Assistant Director of the F.B.I.
The many films, documentaries, commercials and multi-media productions filmed in Virginia contribute to the Commonwealth’s economy. The direct and indirect impact of Virginia’s motion picture and video production industry in 2009 was $346 million, representing 2,701 jobs for the state.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Politics, State Politics