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
FAIRFAX, Va.– Today, State Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City), Delegate Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) and Delegate David Ramadan (R-Loudoun) announced the formation of the “Redskins Pride Caucus,” a bipartisan group of Virginia state legislators representing professional football fans in the Commonwealth.
The RPC also announced its founding principles which are —
#1- Providing a voice for Redskins fans and season tickets holders.
#2- Supporting the Redskins franchise, a Virginia-based business that generates hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable revenue for schools, roads, public safety and other important public services in the Commonwealth.
#3- Opposing the inappropriate involvement of the United States Congress in issues surrounding the Redskins franchise and its supporters.
#4- Supporting commercial freedom in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the rights of businesses to their own brands and intellectual property.
Senator Petersen, Delegate Miller and Delegate Ramadan will join other legislators today, before the House of Delegates convenes, at 3:30 p.m. in the Media Room of the General Assembly Building to hold a press conference announcing the formation of the Redskins Pride Caucus. All are welcome to attend.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Politics, State Politics
Tags: legislators, sports