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
Michael Abraham candidate for the 7th District House of Delegates
Every time I leave my home or return again I fear for my life. My driveway runs under an Interstate 81 bridge in Pulaski County, and chunks of concrete have been flaking off for years. One hit a woman in the head and injured her seriously in August.
I’ve been crying for attention to this, contacting officials from VDOT, Delegate Nick Rush, and Congressman Morgan Griffith. But my concerns have fallen on deaf ears.
I learned that my bridge is one of 1250 in the state that are considered Structurally Deficient. I also learned that the Virginia General Assembly passed a transportation bill in the last session to provide money to maintain our roads and bridges. Delegate Rush voted against it!
When I heard that Blacksburg businessman and author Michael Abraham was planning to challenge Delegate Rush in the November election, I asked his help. He met with me to offer assistance, cautioning me that he could only be truly effective if he won.
Mr. Abraham is a caring, intelligent man who listened and understood my frustration and concern. He’s not afraid to work for what is right for our District. I’m voting for Michael Abraham on November 5.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Commentary, Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
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