Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What A Pro-Gun State Looks Like

2/26/16 Reuters:

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed compromise gun legislation that recognizes concealed-carry permits from all states while making it illegal for someone under a permanent protective order to possess a firearm.

McAuliffe, a Democrat, struck the deal with the Republican-controlled legislature last month. Some lawmakers and gun rights groups had objected to Attorney General Keith Herring's decision in December to stop honoring concealed-handgun permits from 25 states.

"Virginians elect their leaders to work together to get things done, and today I am proud to say we did just that," McAuliffe said in a statement.

McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, called the package the biggest step forward on gun safety in more than two decades.

Under the new laws, Virginia must recognize concealed-handgun permits from all other states, a rollback of Herring's stance.


Steve Bogdan, Editor said...

Meanwhile, in West Virginia:

Jay Karamales said...

I couldn't be more surprised at this turn of events. If they had done this 5 years ago, maybe we wouldn't have left our lifelong home in Virginia quite as early as we did.

But then we would have missed a few years of living in Idaho, so it's just as well.