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
Thursday, October 10, 2013
“We all know what happened here. As the goalposts kept changing over the past couple weeks, it became clear that the decision would be made on the basis of measures that have the patina of objectivity, but in fact are designed to exclude.
A decision made two weeks in advance of the debate—an eternity this close to Election Day—based on an average of polls released over a three-week window effectively anchors us to the lower numbers of older polls, even though our numbers continue to rise in every poll. I am disappointed, but not surprised.
Our political system has been distorted for the benefit of the two incumbent parties and no longer serves the voters of Virginia. That’s why this campaign is such a breath of fresh air for so many people and why I remain undeterred.
To the voters of Virginia, I say this: I won’t let anyone take away your right to hear from all the candidates. I will carry on the campaign and show you why I am – and my vision for a Virginia that’s both “Open-minded and Open for Business” is – the best choice for Governor of Virginia.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: election 2013, Elections