Got an email from the Va. Center for Public Safety. I have bolded the relevant part below.
I've always had a little problem with laws that exempt law enforcement officers when they don't have a compelling reason.
The following bills from the 2009 General Assembly session, which will result in a decrease in the public's safety, were vetoed by Governor Kaine:
HB1851: Would eliminate the one gun per month purchase limit for active duty military. (There is no need for military to buy more guns than other citizens)
HB2528: Would add administrative expense and red tape for local police conducting gun turn-in programs. It would eliminate these local programs that get unwanted guns out of homes that do not want them.
SB1528: Would allow online courses to satisfy requirement for competency with concealed weapons; This is opposed by VSP and opens the door for anyone to carry a secret weapon with no knowledge of law or practical experience with firearms.
SB1035: Would allow concealed weapons in bars: Opposed by ABC officers and most people who know that guns and alcohol do not mix.
SB877: Would allow retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons into bars. (There is no need for this policy. These citizens should comply with laws for all citizens)
In the reconvened session on Wednesday April 8, the Senators and Delegates will have an opportunity to vote for or against the Governor's vetoes.
Please IMMEDIATELY contact the following Senators and respectfully request that they vote to SUSTAIN the vetoes on these bills:
Senator George L. Barker Phone: (804) 698-7539
Senator Harry B. Blevins Phone: (804) 698-7514
Senator Charles J. Colgan
Phone: (804) 698-7529
Senator R. Creigh Deeds
Phone: (804) 698-7525
Senator John S. Edwards
Phone: (804) 698-7521
Senator Mark R. Herring
Phone: (804) 698-7533
Senator L. Louise Lucas
Phone: (804) 698-7518
Senator John C. Miller
Phone: (804) 698-7501
Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
Phone: (804) 698-7503
Senator Ralph S. Northam
Phone: (804) 698-7506
Senator Chap Petersen
Phone: (804) 698-7534
Senator Frederick M. Quayle
Phone: (804) 698-7513
Senator Kenneth W. Stolle
Phone: (804) 698-7508
Senator John Watkins
Phone: (804) 698-7510
You may call your delegate too, but we know that your time is limited and a call to the Senators listed may be all that is needed.
Thank you, in the interest of public safety!
Kaye Tice, President
Alice Mountjoy, Government Relations Coordinator
The Virginia Center for Public Safety