Public Safety Category Archive

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General Assembly Republicans Call for Moratorium on Release of Violent Felons

gshipleyGovernor Northam, Public Safety

House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) and Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City), and the immediate past chairmen of the House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees, Delegate Robert B. “Rob” Bell (R-Albemarle) and Senator Mark D. Obenshain (R-Rockingham), today issued the following statement calling on Governor Ralph S. Northam (D) to institute a moratorium on … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Governor Northam’s Signing of Gun Control Bills

gshipleyGovernor Northam, Public Safety, Uncategorized

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “To take a victory lap on such a controversial issue at a time when Virginians are buying firearms at a record pace to protect themselves and their families is counterintuitive. “To do so at a time when we need all Virginians unified in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic is counterproductive. … Read More

Crime Commission Begins Two-Day Meeting to Discuss Measures to Keep Virginia Communities Safe

gshipley2019 General Assembly Session, Public Safety, Uncategorized

RICHMOND — The Virginia State Crime Commission began a two-day meeting Monday as part of the ongoing General Assembly session on public safety that began on July 9, 2019 and will reconvene on November 18. Monday’s meeting included seven hours of expert testimony and presentations on firearms, mental health, and criminal justice. “These two days of meetings are the start … Read More

Northam Blocks Opioid Bill Backed by AG Herring, Local Prosecutors

HouseGOPGovernor Northam, Press Releases, Public Safety

 Hugo: “When we tried to take action to save lives, Governor Northam stood in the way”  For the third time in as many days, Democrat Governor Ralph Northam has vetoed bipartisan legislation designed to keep Virginians safe. Acting Thursday, Northam vetoed House Bill 2528, which would have allowed prosecutors to charge drug dealers with second degree murder if the drugs they … Read More

Majority Leader Gilbert: “Northam Chooses Political Rehab over Standing for the Victims of Abuse”

gshipleyGovernor Northam, Press Releases, Public Safety, Uncategorized

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam this morning vetoed House Bill 2042. The bill, patroned by Del. Kathleen Murphy (D – Fairfax) and House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R – Shenandoah), was a bipartisan effort to protect survivors of repeat domestic abuse. On the same day, Governor Northam wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post attempting to link his vetoes to … Read More

Sen. Sanders Joins VA House Democrats Calling for Prisoners to Vote

gshipley2019 General Assembly, Federalism, Press Releases, Public Safety

Vermont Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders made news this week when he suggested that convicted felons still incarcerated should be allowed to vote — even those convicted of murder or terrorism. “Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘Well, that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote. Well, that person … Read More

Virginia’s Election Felony

chriswest2016 General Assembly, Public Safety

“The proper democratic response is to work out compromises within the boundaries allowed by state and federal constitutions. Frustration with legislatures is not a justification for executives to rewrite the law on their own.”