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Newport News - tonight - attendees needed - ask Kaine about SB 476/776

Discussion in 'Activism' started by W.E.G., Mar 12, 2008.

  1. W.E.G.

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    Sep 26, 2006
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    Newport News - tonight - attendees needed - ask Kaine about SB 476/776

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Philip Van Cleave

    Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 10:57 AM

    Subject: VA-ALERT: Let's ask Kaine about SB 476/776 tonight!


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    Governor Kaine is going to be in Newport News TONIGHT (Wed, March

    12th) for a "town hall meeting"! He will be back on March 19th in


    The information about the meeting is below in the Daily Press article.

    The Daily Press is suggesting the following question on guns: "In the

    wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, why is it still impossible to close

    the gun show loophole, or pass any meaningful gun reform legislation?"

    Hmmmm - SB 476 (restaurant concealed carry for CHP holders) and SB 436

    (locked container) were both "gun reform legislation," so, I agree -

    we need to ask the Governor.

    I would suggest you ask this:

    "You signed SB 776, which allows OFF-DUTY Commonwealth Attorneys and

    their deputies, none of whom have any required firearms training, to

    carry a concealed handgun in restaurants that serve alcohol AND

    DRINK. But you VETOED SB 476, which would have allowed law-abiding

    concealed handgun permit holders, all of whom HAVE firearms training,

    to be able to carry a concealed handgun in a restaurant, NOT DRINK,

    and NOTIFY the restaurant of their presence. Since you claimed that

    "alcohol and guns don't mix" as justification for your veto of SB 476,

    how do you explain your support for SB 776, which unlike SB 476,

    actually DOES allow alcohol and guns to mix?"

    We would all LOVE to hear that answer! Hopefully we can get a

    recording of the meeting.

    Do NOT let the Governor try to cop out by blaming the strong support

    for SB 776 in the House and Senate. SB 476 and SB 436 both had strong

    support, too, but he vetoed them anyway.

    If that question gets asked by someone, then ask,

    "Since a gun in a locked container was NOT considered concealed for

    one hundred years in Virginia and a bad judicial ruling changed that

    in the 1990's, why did you VETO SB 436, which would have put the law

    back where it had been before that erroneous ruling? By definition,

    how can a gun in a LOCKED container be a threat to law enforcement or

    anyone else, for that matter?"


    Ask the governor

    Tonight's town hall meeting in Newport News is for you

    March 12, 2008

    Tonight in Newport News, in the first week of his round-the-state

    series of town hall meetings, Gov. Tim Kaine will listen to the

    public's questions and comments on this year's General Assembly

    session, now reconvened, and the 2008-2010 budget, the details of

    which are still being fine-tuned. Anyone who's been following the

    doings, undoings and nondoings of this year's Assembly will most

    likely have their own questions about what's been achieved in yet

    another spill-over legislative session.

    But here are some suggestions for the gubernatorial quiz, just in case:


    • Guns. In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, why is it still

    impossible to close the gun show loophole, or pass any meaningful gun

    reform legislation?


    Want to go?

    Gov. Tim Kaine will take questions from the public at a town hall

    meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at Warwick High School, 51

    Copeland Lane, Newport News. No sign-in is required to attend or ask


    The governor will be in the area for another public meeting next week,

    from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Virginia Wesleyan

    College Dining Center, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk.



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