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, January 25, 2012
WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening:
“Unfortunately, tonight’s speech was just more of the same. While President Obama talks a good game, three years of failed economic policies and government overreach say otherwise. The President has said repeatedly that we need to create more jobs and grow the economy. However, just last week, he rejected the Keystone XL pipeline permit, which would have created thousands of immediate American jobs. In addition,burdensome regulations are tying the hands of small business owners. When it comes to jobs, his record does not match his rhetoric. If President Obama is truly interested in creating an economy ‘built to last,’ he needs to support regulatory relief for job creators, invest in America’s abundant energy resources, and rein in government spending.
“Since taking office, I have learned that President Obama’s version of compromise means moving only toward his position. But that is not the way it is supposed to work. President Obama and the Democrats in Congress need to come to the center,instead of creating more gridlock in Washington. Hardworking American taxpayers deserve nothing less.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: National, Politics
Tags: congress, party_politics, President, republican