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
Pam Deeds has a mind of her own and wants to keep it that way for all women in Virginia. Creigh and Pam Deeds have three daughters and one son ranging in age from 17 to 24. Susannah, 17 accompanied her mother.
Deeds for Virginia hosted a state-wide “Women to Women” phone bank Thursday, October 15th all across the Commonwealth. Pam Deeds, wife of Creigh Deeds, joined the effort at the Roanoke downtown headquarters on 1st Street. Virginia’s First Lady, Anne Holton, joined the phone bankers in Prince William County.
Pam remarked how it seems to always rain when they come to Roanoke. She laughed and spent some one on one time with Mayor David Bowers’ mother, Mary Bowers. If Pam was uncomfortable campaigning for her husband she didn’t show it.
She excitedly gave a “cha-ching” after her call to a Creigh Deeds supporter. The video gives a good two minute excerpt of Pam’s visit so take a look.