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
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Republican Party of Virginia went before the Virginia State Board of Elections August 6 charging Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode of Franklin County with suspicion of improperly obtained petition signatures in an attempt to kick him off the presidential ballot. The feared he would take critical votes from Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The SBE asked the Attorney General’s Office to investigate.
The press release from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli:
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has completed his investigation of the petitions of Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil H. Goode and has concluded that, while there may have been certain irregularities, nothing he examined would prevent Goode from being certified for the Virginia ballot in the upcoming November presidential election.
It is not uncommon to find some irregularities in candidate petitions that contain thousands of signatures. Regardless of any such irregularities, the candidate had enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. Therefore, the attorney general has concluded that the State Board of Elections was correct in certifying Goode for inclusion in the Virginia presidential ballot.
“We call them like we see them,” said Cuccinelli.
On September 4, 2012, at a meeting of the Virginia State Board of Elections, pursuant to Va. Code § 24.2-104, the board requested that the attorney general investigate the statements from an August 30th letter submitted to it that challenged the inclusion of Goode on the Virginia presidential ballot, based on alleged petition irregularities. The board had also previously requested on August 6th that the attorney general investigate certain other alleged petition irregularities related to Goode’s candidacy.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2012, Elections, National, Politics
Tags: attorney_general, cuccinelli, Election 2012, Elections, party_politics