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
Monday, September 26, 2011
ROANOKE, VA– The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Senator Ralph Smith’s re-election in the 19th Senate District race.
The endorsement was made by NFIB/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. NFIB has 6,000 small-business members throughout the Commonwealth.
“As an entrepreneur who has created hundreds of jobs, Senator Smith understands the challenges facing Virginia’s small and family businesses. Senator Smith has fought to keep taxes low and fought unnecessary regulations on business. He is the clear choice for voters in Senate District 19 who are concerned about job creation,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB/Virginia. “Senator Smith has also stood up for Virginia’s job creators time and again on important issues such as tax relief, health-care reform and the right of employees to cast secret ballots in union organization elections.”
“We trust Senator Smith will continue to take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and puts the Commonwealth back on the pathway to success,” said Riley.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Business, Election 2011, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: Election 2011, Elections, republican, state_senate