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
Carter Turner, who announced on Monday his candidacy for Virginia’s 8th House of Delegates District, has been endorsed by Salem Mayor Byron R. “Randy” Foley. Mayor Foley made the following statement:
“I am proud to announce my endorsement of Carter Turner for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 8th District. Carter has been my close friend for over thirty years, and I am confident that he has the intelligence, demeanor, and vision to bring effective leadership to Richmond. Please join me in supporting Carter Turner as he works to move our city, district, and state forward.”
Mayor Byron R. “Randy” Foley
Carter Turner made his announcement on Monday, July 26, 2009 on the steps of the Roanoke County Courthouse, and emphasized a theme of setting aside partisan differences to focus on the best interests of the district. This was a very well-attended event which included members of both parties. Mayor Foley’s endorsement today is the most recent in a growing show of support for this candidate.
According to Turner, “Having grown up in Salem, with deep ties to this wonderful community, I am extremely honored to have Mayor Foley’s endorsement. I look forward to representing our district in Richmond with the same non-partisan focus on solutions that I continue to hear supporters say we need.”
Turner will face 15-year Republican incumbent and House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith in November.
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Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, house_of_delegates