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
Bill Cleaveland favored for win.
Steve Mabry, Bill Cleaveland’s campaign manager says he is encouraged by the Republican Blog that shows Cleaveland ahead in the polls. Bill Cleaveland is one of five vying for the Republican nomination for the 17th District. Though he is not holding up the poll as an accurate measurement “it does give some finger on the pulse of the community.” Mabry admitted “it’s a roll of the dice – it depends on the weather – whether my tire is flat – the length of graduations taking place.”
Mabry who was Senator Ralph Smith and Vic Thomas’s campaign manager believes they have motivated their supporters to turn out. He feels confident that Cleaveland will emerge on top.
Cleaveland had a large crowd at his announcement, did well at the forum, and leads in blog polls.
Mabry is hoping for quick results tomorrow night for the 17th District.
Whatever the outcome they will all unite behind the winner and present a united front as they set out to fend off the Democratic nominee, Roanoke City Council member, Gwen Mason in November.
All five candidates will gather at the Hotel Roanoke in the Shenandoah Ball Room when the polls close at 7:00 PM to watch the returns together.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: election2009, house_of_delegates, republican