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
In a press release Attorney General and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli issues seven debate challenges to his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe. He proposes one at Virginia Tech hosted by Roanoke’s WDBJ7.
Cuccinelli said he was particularly frustrated with McAuliff’s “recent decision to go up with the first negative TV ads of the campaign.”
He said that the seven additional debates will give Virginians a chance to hear both candidates make their cases directly. “Whether or not my opponent accepts my new challenge, I’m looking forward to holding free and open town hall meetings in every part of Virginia, beginning tomorrow night in Virginia Beach.”
Both campaigns have already accepted the Virginia Bar Association debate and the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce/NBC4 debate. Included below Cuccinelli says are details of the debates his campaign have already accepted and the McAuliffe campaign has not. The Attorney General is proposing seven new debates in addition to the two debates
Cuccinelli turned down invitations to debates that McAuliffe accepted with the AARP and the League of Women Voters. The two groups have sponsored debates together in the 2009 governor’s race and 2012 U.S. Senate race. They have sponsored other debates separately going back more than a decade.
- Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Hampton University
- Sorenson Institute/WSET Debate
- Virginia Tech/WDBJ7 Debate
- Daily Press/Christopher Newport University Debate
Rural Virginia Debate
- Cuccinelli for Governor campaign will let Terry McAuliffe pick the location
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: cuccinelli, election 2013, Elections, republican