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17 May 2010

Raising Awareness About ‘Shaken Baby’ Injuries

Babies are more fragile than a lot of people think – and shaking them, in anger or playfully, can cause brain damage. Thanks to a new state law, Virginia soon will launch a campaign to inform parents and caretakers about shaken baby syndrome, which can result in blindness and death.

15 May 2010

America’s Longest-Serving State Legislator

Delegate Lacey Putney is in no rush. It’s not that he isn’t busy; it’s not that he doesn’t have people waiting for him. Putney is in no rush because as the longest consecutively serving state legislator in America, he can choose to wait.

09 May 2010

Should Concealed Gun Permits Be Public?

The General Assembly recently killed a bill that would have kept the names of concealed weapons permit holders from the public. The House voted 87-10 in favor of the proposal, House Bill 79, sponsored by Delegate Lee Ware, R-Powhatan. However, the bill died in the Senate Courts of Justice. Here are dueling viewpoints on whether concealed gun permits should remain open to the public.

09 May 2010

How To Apply For a Concealed Weapons Permit

To carry a concealed weapon, you must fill out a form called SP-248 – Application for Concealed Handgun Permit. It’s available at circuit courts, sheriff’s offices and police departments throughout Virginia.