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 7, 2009
TEA PARTY IN ROANOKE APRIL 15
Hundreds of southwestern Virginians are making plans to join a “March On Washington” protest September 12. Buses will pick up citizens in Roanoke, Franklin County and Lynchburg.
The Roanoke Tea Party has chartered several buses to make a one day trip on Saturday the 12. Other buses will leave on the 11th for an overnight stay.
According to Carla Bream, “200 similar bus trips have been scheduled all over the US bringing citizen activists to the march. Thousands more will be traveling on their own to make a statement to the politicians – in both parties!”
The organizers of the March On Washington say the protest “is a nonpartisan, grassroots, citizens event sponsored by dozens of small government, Libertarian, and conservative organizations.”
They will protest – out of control spending, the bailouts, the growth of big government, a soaring deficits and tax increases.
The press release states that: “The Roanoke Tea Party is a non-partisan, citizen-led group of Roanoke Valley residents who have organized to protest against excessive government spending and taxation – in the spirit of the original Boston Tea Party.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
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