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
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Update: Obenshain up 219 with 100% reporting per SBE. Some questioning if all absentee or provisionals counted. Recount coming.
Senator Mark Herring (D) is holding onto a lead of 541 votes over Mark Obenshain (R) by Wednesday early morning. Two precincts are outstanding according to the Virginia State Board of Elections. In Mecklenberg and Rockingham counties the South Hill and McGaheysville precincts hold the winner of the Virginia attorney general race in their results. Whichever candidate wins there will be a recount with less than a one percent margin.
Mark Herring released the following statement regarding his lead in the race for Attorney General:
“Election Day is over and I am honored to have a majority of Virginians cast their ballots for me for Attorney General. Just before 2 a.m., we took a several hundred vote lead to become the next Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“I am grateful to have earned the support of so many Virginans all across the Commonwealth and look forward to continuing to work on their behalf.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: attorney_general, democrat, election 2013, Elections, Herring