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
From noon to 2:00 PM Saturday more than a hundred Northwest City residents joined Delegate Onzlee Ware in a rally for Presidential Democratic nominee, Barack Obama. There was free food and lively music. The sun was bright and spirits were high as Delegate Ware introduced the many speakers that energized the crowd. Signs, stickers and T-shirts with Obama/Biden were emblazoned on the very young and the not so young.
The rally was held at the foot of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial statue. Vice-Mayor Sherman Lea, Sr., was the first to speak using football as an illustration for an Obama victory on election day saying, “in order to win the game we have to execute, its kickoff time … its been a long time coming but change is here.”
Inspirational praise and prayer was delivered by Bishop Shadrack Brown, pastor of Garden of Prayer #7 followed by the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. Councilman Alvin Nash told everyone to “make a note to vote … in the past we marched, on Tuesday we vote, and on Wednesday we will have change.” Other speakers included Sherman Holland, Commissioner of the Revenue, Courtney Penn, and Sherman Lea, Jr. Other supporters in the crowd included Council members Anita Price and Court Rosen. The Northwest City Democratic Caucus members are Richard Chubb, William Fleming Principal Susan Willis, Charles Withers, K. C. Bratton, Brian Redd, Raheem Muhammed, and Sherman Lea, Jr.
Posted By Valerie Garner
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