Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) has come to agreement with state legislators on a bill that will again allow Virginia to recognize concealed carry permits from other states.
Last month, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that Virginia would only honor the concealed carry permits of 5 other states – making 25 other states permits worthless in the state.
The move is likely an attempt to protect the governor’s seat in an election year. Having allowed – or more likely directed – an attack on gun rights, McAuliffe jumped into damage control mode.
The concessions the governor required are two-fold.
One concession is that if a person involved in a private sale at a gun show requests a background check, the State Police will be there to provide the service. There is likely little opposition to this provision.
The governor also demanded that anyone served with a domestic violence protection order have all firearms taken away from them by the state. Protection orders cases typically require notification of the accused and allowance of them to answer the accusations which affords due process protections.
It would appear that Virginia will rejoin the land of common sense and honor the legal bearing of arms by American citizens.