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
Tim Kaine at Roanoke Headquarters
Richmond, VA – Today, Kaine for Virginia announced it has purchased an additional $3 million in advertising across television, print, radio and online mediums, bringing their total ad buy to $7.5 million through Election Day. The announcement follows the news that the campaign crossed more than 40,000 individual donors, adding 10,000 new donors in the last six weeks alone. The strength of Kaine’s growing grassroots support has allowed the campaign to expand its buy to reach millions more voters across Virginia. The buy includes significant investments in advertisements in Latino, African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander community media.
“The same incredible grassroots support that allowed us to make an early and strong investment in television advertisements this fall, has enabled our campaign to increase its capacity to share Governor Kaine’s message throughout the Commonwealth,” said Kaine for Virginia Communications Director Brandi Hoffine. “More than 40,000 individual donors have gotten involved in this campaign because they support Kaine’s commitment to find common ground to create opportunities and improve the lives of all Virginians. As more Virginians who are tired of the partisan gridlock in Washington continue to learn about Kaine’s forward-looking, Virginia-based approach to address our fiscal issues and strengthen the economy, we will continue to see this number grow.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2012, Elections, National, Politics
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