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
Senator John Edwards in a phone call has not yet settled on a run for Virginia Attorney General. He is hopeful that his many years of working for the Democratic party and time spent in support for Democrat candidates gives him an edge for appointment to U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
Edwards first supported the former U.S. Senator John Edwards for president but quickly campaigned for President Barrack Obama upon Edward’s withdrawal. U.S. Senator Jim Webb is point man for appointment recommendations to President Obama.
Edwards has met with Webb, Governor Tim Kaine, and U.S. Senator Mark Warner to discuss the appointment. There was no indication to which way the wind is blowing.
The short list includes 2 women both younger than Edwards who is 65.
Patricia Millett,who lives in Alexandria, has argued extensively in the Supreme Court as a partner with Akin Gump and while serving as an assistant to the Solicitor General from 1996 to 2007, when she went into private practice.
On the short list is Virginia Supreme Court Justice Barbara Keenan, University of Virginia Law School professor James Ryan, and Hunton & Williams partner John Thomas, a former Virginia Supreme Court justice.
The Bar Association recommends five (5) for appointment.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: State Politics
Tags: democrat, Edwards, election2009, state_senate