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
William Miller 4-months with Grandma Beth Via wonders "who let the dogs out."
Four-month old William wasn’t too sure what was going on Sunday afternoon in Elmwood Park. His parents Kristen and Scott Miller of Blacksburg were struggling to get everyone in place as Grandma Beth Via snapped pictures.
William in Grandma’s arms seemed to look puzzled as if to say, “who let the dogs out, Grandma?”
The Miller’s dog Nero had a pumpkin-headed headless horseman on his back. William held in dad’s arms and dressed as a pumpkin himself kept glancing at Nero. Surely he was too young to make a connection.
“With all the stuff I do to [Nero] he’s a good boy,” said Kristen.
There was a parade of dogs through downtown before the winners of the costume contest were announced. Activities and booths with dog goodies were spread throughout the park. Dog owners mulled over invisible fencing and considered microchips for their pet for easy identification.
Patricia Fellabaum of Roanoke held her prize basket of dog goodies. She and her dog Paisley won best look-alike costume. This was their first year in the fundraising event. She adopted Paisley from the SPCA and guesses her age at about one year.
Top fundraising individual was Waynette Anderson with $1362. Top fundraising team was Pups Gone Wild who brought in $1542.
Kathy Perdue, Marketing Director and Special Events Coordinator for the SPCA in past years said they raised over $30,000. It is their most profitable and popular fundraising event. CLICK TO ENLARGE.
William Miller 4-months with Grandma Beth Via wonders “who let the dogs out.”
The dogs are out!
Patricia Fellabaum with Paisley
William 4-months eyes Nero’s pumpkin-headed headless horsement costume
Posted By Valerie Garner
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