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
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Morgan Griffith at WSLS Ch. 10 Debate
Republican Delegate and 9th District candidate for Congress Morgan Griffith is first out of the gate with a press release after WSLS debate Thursday night. Griffith says Boucher’s explanation for voting for Cap and Trade doesn’t wash.
(Roanoke, VA) — At station WSLS’s Candidate Exchange tonight, Congressman Rick Boucher said West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall was “wrong” about Cap and Trade.
Boucher then failed to explain how an advocate of coal could completely misunderstand the Cap and Trade bill Boucher helped write.
“Congressman Boucher would have us believe Democratic Governor Joe Manchin and Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall don’t understand how Cap and Trade affects coal,” said Griffith. “He says these two long-time advocates of coal don’t understand how this vital legislation would affect their constituents.”
“It’s pretty clear: coal advocates oppose Cap and Trade. Radical environmentalists like the Sierra Club support Cap and Trade. And Rick Boucher sided with the environmentalists.”
Rahall has been campaigning on having voted against Cap and Trade. Last week, Manchin began running television ads in which he shoots the Cap and Trade bill with a rifle.
Griffith advocates stripping this regulatory power from the EPA and giving it back to the elected officials who must answer to the people.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Elections, Politics
Tags: Election 2010, environment, republican