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
Monday, February 27, 2012
Del. "Forest Gump" Habeeb
Life is like a box of chocolates Delegate Habeeb. You bit into some bitter chunks when you signed on to the House of Delegates with your ideological Republican colleagues as in the likes of Delegate Bob Marshall.
To your credit you neither patroned nor co-patroned an abortion restricting bill but you sure as hell voted for them. That is as far as your credit goes. A NO vote with a floor speech saying that these bills are a distraction while maintaining your ideology would have lifted you above the fray. Why didn’t you do that Mr. Habeeb?
The fact that you don’t get that these intrusive women’s healthcare bills would cause a ruckus only shows your complete lack of understanding – are you stupid or something?
I’m sure you laughed along with the rest of your colleagues when Delegate Albo gave his “no sex for you” monologue. These are the colleagues you have chosen and by your op-ed in The Roanoke Times you have failed to scrutinize the real culprits of the national and international brouhaha.
Show some guts and maybe the bills you praise will get some scrutiny like requiring me to get a drug test when I apply for food stamps or keeping me from voting because I forgot my photo ID. I’m sure you didn’t vote for those either did you? You know to kind of make a point.
“I may not be a smart girly-girl” but I know what “respect” is and you and your colleagues, sir have no respect for a woman’s ability to think for herself.
I counted 1750 bills not 1600 and 100s of these bills are commendations or duplicates. If you just look down the list most of them are “dead.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Commentary, Politics, State Politics
Tags: activism, equal_rights, republican