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
All his life, Brian Moran has been the dutiful son. The youngest of seven in a sprawling, working-class Irish Catholic family in the Boston area, he was the one who was sent, uncomplaining, to spend the summer in a trailer with a disagreeable aunt in the remote Maine woods when he was 9. He studied economics instead of history at the request of his mother. He left college his junior year to move home to care for his dying father.
For 13 years, Moran was the go-to guy, the water carrier for the Democrats, the minority party in the Virginia House of Delegates. If a Republican got up to insult then-Gov. Mark Warner or Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, Moran, in an increasing crescendo, was the one who jumped to the microphone in protest. If a Republican signaled a willingness to negotiate, Moran was often the one called in to hammer out a deal, once at a diner over beers with the details spelled out on a bar napkin. Moran was the one who knew which delegate needed what and how to knit together the unruly votes to pass legislation, including a landmark increase in education spending in 2004. MORE CLICK HERE ….
Democrats’ Inside Man Steps Into Spotlight
By Brigid Schulte, Washington Post
~ Moran Fights to Protect Animals ~
ALEXANDRIA – Brian Moran made the following statement after the Humane Society Legislative Fund endorsed him in his campaign for Governor. The Humane Society Legislative Fund cited Moran’s strong leadership and work to protect animals as the reasons for their endorsement.
“I am proud of my record of championing the protection of Virginia’s animals.. I am honored to have the support of the Humane Society and thankful that they have chosen to recognize my efforts to safeguard all animals from cruelty and abuse. People know that Virginians need someone with a proven record of fighting for them to be our next Governor.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009