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
Tripp Godsey, with Greg Aldridge, campaign manager
UPDATE: There will be a forum Tuesday evening July 26 hosted by the Roanoke City Republican Committee featuring Tripp Godsey and Delegate Dave Nutter. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Roanoke City Council Chambers.
The membership of the Roanoke Tea Party voted unanimously Monday to endorse Tripp Godsey, a Roanoke insurance agency owner as their preferred candidate.
Godsey will face Delegate Dave Nutter in a Republican primary for the 21st district State Senate race on August 23.
Tripp first came to the Tea Party’s attention earlier this summer when they say he answered their call for a candidate willing to challenge Senator John Edwards, who has run unopposed since first obtaining his seat in 1996.
Tripp first announced his candidacy at their June 2 pubic meeting, and our the membership assisted in collecting the necessary signatures to put him on the ballot.
President Chip Tarbutton said, “The Roanoke Tea Party is delighted to find such an upstanding citizen with no previous political experience willing to step forward and do something about the current state of our Commonwealth and Nation, and run for the State Senate.”
Godsey said though Governor Bob McDonnell has endorsed his primary opponent he is not deterred. He says he will be “conservative 100% of the time versus Nutter’s sometimes.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: Election 2011, Elections, republican, TEA_Party