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
“Because of the Pelosi-led Congress’ dereliction of duty, we had to take emergency action, says Griffith.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today after H.R. 662, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011, cleared the House. H.R. 662 would freeze funding for highway projects at 2010 spending levels through September 30th, the end of Fiscal Year 2011:
“Yet again, this Congress is cleaning up after last year’s Lame Duck Congress. The 111th Congress failed to pass a complete highway and transit program for this fiscal year. Today, the House passed a bill, just days before the programs were set to expire, which is a clean, straight extension of current law and prevents additional spending increases. Normally, a new Congress would not deal with this type of legislation until summer. However, because of the Pelosi-led Congress’ dereliction of duty, we had to take emergency action. Now the Senate must act.
“The impact of a shutdown of Highway Trust Fund programs is immediate and severe for both businesses and states. Without an extension, many jobs could be lost throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: National, Politics
Tags: congress, party_politics, transportation