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  • Virginia's 1-Gun-Per-Month Repeal Faces Tough Vote Monday

    02/06/2012 6:31:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 5 February, 2012 | NRA
    This Monday, February 6, the Virginia Senate is expected to cast its final vote on Senate Bill 323, legislation which would repeal the archaic prohibition of purchasing more than one handgun per month. This vote is expected to be very close so it is important that you continue to contact your state Senator and urge him or her to vote for this legislation on Monday. Originally expected to be voted on Friday, this legislation was passed by for the day and will take place on Monday. To locate your state Senator and their contact information, please click here. Drafted by...
  • McDonnell: No gas tax during recession

    02/02/2012 1:59:27 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 31, 2012 | WTOP
    WASHINGTON - A day after the governor of Maryland said he would like to institute a percentage tax on gasoline, the chief executive of Virginia said he would not seek any additional taxes during a recession, particularly on gas, despite a significant demand for more transit projects. Both states have looked to sales tax to resolve their transportation funding woes. On Monday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said he would like to do away with a ban on sales tax for gasoline, to add to its existing 23-cent flat tax. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has a different approach. "I will not...
  • VA Gov. Bob McDonnell, A G Ken Cuccinelli to speak at CPAC

    02/02/2012 11:20:23 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 25 replies
    Bob McDonnell, Ken Cuccinelli to speak at CPAC By Anita Kumar Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli both will be speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference next month— a gathering that often provides a stage for presidential hopefuls. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown) Cuccinelli will be getting the “Defender of the Constitution Award” on Feb. 9. McDonnell will be speaking Feb. 10. Former governor James Gilmore (R) will be speaking on a panel about whether the Arab Spring is good or bad for the United States. McDonnell and Cuccinelli have been...
  • Virginia House Passes Repeal of 1-Gun-Per-Month Law

    02/02/2012 10:10:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 1 February, 2012 | Mark Berman
    A law that limits Virginians to one gun purchase per month is one step closer to being repealed. On Wednesday the Virginia House voted 66-32 to toss out the 18-year-old law. A similar Senate bill passed a voice vote -- a formal vote was delayed until Thursday. The vote in the House was along party lines; just two Democrats went along with the Republican majority. Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell vowed to sign the bill. The law was passed nearly two decades ago in an attempt to stop the flow of illegal guns from Virginia to the Northeast. New York City,...
  • House approves bill to repeal one-gun-a-month(VA)

    02/01/2012 12:42:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1 February, 2012 | Wesley P. Hester
    A repeal of the state's one-handgun-a-month law and a bill to require voters without identification to cast provisional ballots have passed the state's House of Delegates and are on to the Senate. Both bills were the topic of substantial debate Tuesday, and Democrats again lashed out at the legislation today. The voter ID measure -- House Bill 9, introduced by Del. Mark L. Cole, R-Spotsylvania -- passed on a 69-30 vote. The vote came a day after a rally in opposition to the bill drew more than 300 people to the Capitol. Those opposed claim the legislation is designed to...
  • Va. House, Senate pass ban on mandatory labor pacts for construction projects

    01/31/2012 1:26:33 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    The Virginia House and Senate on Tuesday voted to ban mandatory project labor agreements on state-funded construction projects, a move proponents argue will help protect the state's right-to-work laws and create a level playing field in contract bidding. Opponents say the ban is an unnecessary red herring. The Republican-led House approved its version of the bill on a 69-27 vote, and the Senate deadlocked on the measure 20-20.
  • email from VA Planned Parenthood opposing SB 484 (BARF ALERT)

    01/29/2012 7:46:14 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    PP email
    Yesterday, the Senate Education & Health Committee passed Senate Bill 484, which would force women to have an ultrasound 24 hours prior to having an abortion for political—not medical—reasons. Your Senator is expected to vote on this bill early next week. Tell Your Senator: VOTE NO ON SENATE BILL 484! This bill is an intrusion into private, personal medical decisions that women should make in consultation with their physician. It and others like it are being pushed this year by opponents of women’s health in states all across the country. Mandatory ultrasounds and waiting periods are simply delay tactics that...
  • Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Allow Sunday Hunting

    01/28/2012 6:17:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 27 January, 2012 | NSSF
    RICHMOND, VA -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry – is applauding the passage of legislation (SB 464) to end the ban on Sunday hunting in the Old Dominion. Yesterday, the Virginia State Senate overwhelming voted (29-11) to allow Sunday hunting on private lands. Companion legislation will now move to the House of Delegates for a vote. “Yesterday’s vote was a great step forward in our campaign to allow Sunday hunting in Virginia,” said National Shooting Sports Foundation Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane....
  • Liberal reaction to repeal of guns on campus law(VA barf alert)

    01/26/2012 1:14:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 26 January, 2012 | Ben Panko
    Before I say anything else, let me make it clear: any liberal (or person) who calls himself an American should believe in the Constitution. I see, too often, in blogs and on television people who selectively promote their favorite parts of our governing document. Conservatives seem as if they want to tattoo the 10th Amendment (states’ rights) on their chest, but often questionably cut corners around the Fourth Amendment (protection against unwarranted searches) for the sake of “national security.” Liberals talk endlessly of First Amendment rights to free speech, while trying to ignore the Second Amendment. I try not to...
  • Frederick 'Open for Business' signs denied by state

    01/25/2012 7:27:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 25, 2012 | WTOP and David Burd
    WASHINGTON - Frederick County wants to make visitors feel right at home with welcome signs highlighting some of its best aspects, but Maryland is blocking efforts to put the signs on state highways. The signs say, "Welcome to Frederick County. Open for business." Board of County Commissioners President Blaine Young said he believes politics is to blame for the state's rejection. "The state feels that government creates jobs. We feel that businesses create jobs and that's why they reject putting our signs on state-operated highways," he said. "If the State of Virginia can have 'open for business' on their welcome...
  • Homosexual lobby day in VA is today (list of their targeted bills)BARF ALERT

    01/24/2012 7:07:41 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    Please take a minute today to support the more than 100 fellow Equality Virginia supporters at Lobby Day. We know many of you couldn't make it today due to busy schedules, work or the distance to Richmond but you can still make a difference at the General Assembly. Contact your delegate and senator by phone or email today and ask them to look out for members of Equality Virginia. Better yet, voice your support for and against bills concerning Virginia's GLBT community this week. Find out who your representatives are here. Ask your senator to: OPPOSE SB 349 (MCWATERS) This...
  • Gov. Bob McDonnell Endorses Mitt Romney

    01/20/2012 6:03:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 48 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Washington ^ | January 20, 2011
    Virginia's governor has thrown his support behind Mitt Romney. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on Friday morning that he's endorsing the former Massachusetts governor. "As I have said throughout this primary process, we need a governor to serve as our next president,” Governor McDonnell said in a release. “America needs leadership and that's what governors do: they lead. Governors actually have to find solutions and bring all parties together in order to get results for their citizens – they can't just sit back and cast votes." Although pressed for months to offer an endorsement, McDonnell has steadfastly withheld commitment until now....
  • Virginia Delegate Mark Cole moves to repeal concealed carry permit requirement

    01/20/2012 7:47:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gaithersburg Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 January, 2012 | Gary Roehm
    Delegate Mark Cole of Virginia is seeking to end the requirement that individuals who carry concealed weapons obtain a permit to do so. Currently there are four states that allow a person to carry a concealed weapon without a permit: Vermont, Wyoming, Arizona and Alaska. Concealed Carry laws vary among the states, with only a few not allowing for the practice in any circumstances. The trend has been for ever more liberal concealed carry laws in the United States and with recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings upholding an individual right to keep and bear arms under Second Amendment the trend...
  • McDonnell endorsing Romney ahead of S.C. primary

    01/20/2012 5:00:49 AM PST · by wolfman23601 · 69 replies
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 1/20/12 | Julian Walker
    Gov. Bob McDonnell said this morning that he's endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney today before heading to South Carolina to campaign for the Republican presidential candidate ahead of the Palmetto State's primary Saturday. Virginia's governor discussed his endorsement of Romney on CNBC's show, "Squawk Box," and planned additional interviews with CNN and FOX News. Those interviews coincide with McDonnell's travel to New York City for a economic development meeting this morning. The governor will head to South Carolina this afternoon for a rally in Charleston and remain in the state into Saturday for other Romney campaign events tonight and...
  • Bills would allow deadly force against intruders (VA)

    01/19/2012 7:09:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 18 January, 2012 | Mechelle Hankerson
    RICHMOND – Del. Dickie Bell, (R-Staunton), is sponsoring two bills that would empower Virginians to use lethal force against an intruder in their home. House Bill 47 would grant civil immunity to anyone who injures or kills someone while defending their home from another person who has posed a threat of injury to the other or has entered the home unlawfully. House Bill 48 would enshrine in Virginia law the “Castle Doctrine” that about 30 other states have. The bill would allow the use of physical or deadly force in someone’s home if an intruder has committed an “overt act...
  • Will VA’s McDonnell be an acceptable candidate for gun owners?

    01/13/2012 7:43:51 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    “For Bob McDonnell, VP Talk Won’t Go Away,” a November Roll Call headline declares. “GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney…may choose Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell…as his running mate if he secures the nomination next year,” the accompanying photo caption reads. But why settle for Number Two? There’s a “Draft McConnell” website (the site owner behind the move is masked by proxy domain registration) claiming: We Don't Have to Settle A recent report by Rhodes Cook, Senior Columnist at the Center for Politics, shows that it's not too late for a Republican to enter the 2012 Presidential race. Bob McDonnell has a...
  • Virginia Governor Signs Stricter Rules to Regulate Abortion Clinics

    12/30/2011 3:40:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/30/2011 | By Michael Gryboski
    Virginia abortion clinics that perform first-trimester abortions will have to submit to stricter regulations, which could result in most of them being shut down by next year. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed the new rules into law Thursday after they received approval from Virginia’s departments of Planning and Budget and Health and Human Resources. Taylor Thornley, deputy director of communications for Gov. McDonnell, said that the new regulations had strong support from both parties in the General Assembly. “These regulations are a product of an amendment that passed both the House and Senate with bipartisan support,” said Thornley in a statement....
  • Virginia Republicans to Push Pro-Gun Laws

    12/27/2011 6:27:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 December, 2011 | NRA News
    Fairfax, VA --( NRA-News is a valued partner that continues to cover breaking gun rights news with a new and improved short video format in the “NRA News Minute” videos. To view the current firearms or gun rights news video, please click above: Cam Edwards talks to Dave Adams from the Virginia Shooting Sports Association on the positive pro gun make up of the coming Virginia legislature and the chances of killing Virginia’s One Gun a Month Law. Read More on these topics: * One-Gun-A-Month Bill Passed in NJ * New One Gun A Months Law Ends Handgun Sales *...
  • Amazon to open two local distribution centers, creating 1,350 jobs (Chesterfield, VA)

    12/22/2011 7:09:27 AM PST · by Portcall24 · 18 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 22 Dec 11 | John Reid Blackwell
    Online giant Inc. is planning to open two distribution centers in the Richmond area next fall that would employ a total of 1,350 people, state and local officials said Wednesday. The $135 million investment in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie counties is Virginia's largest single economic development deal since 2004 in terms of jobs created. The official announcement by Amazon and Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected this morning.
  • Virginia background checks for gun sales challenged

    11/21/2011 11:17:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 21 November, 2011 | Julian Walker
    Virginia's criminal background check system for firearm purchases, the first of its kind in the nation, is being targeted for elimination. Gun-rights advocates have lobbied Gov. Bob McDonnell to scrap the program, arguing that it is redundant because a federal background check system can replace it. Gun-control groups say doing so would take a valuable law enforcement tool away from Virginia State Police and undermine state gun laws. Efforts to cancel the state's 22-year-old background check system, known as the Virginia Firearms Transaction Program, could be debated in the upcoming General Assembly session. Republicans will control state government for the...