Virginia AG Makes Major Gun Control Move, Legislators Give Governor Taste Of His Own Medicine
“…If he’s so afraid of guns, then I’m not going to surround him with armed state policemen.” said Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico.
Just days after Virginia’s Democratic Attorney General made major reciprocity restrictions on concealed carry permits in the state, a band of legislators decided to give the Governor a taste of his own medicine.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been pushing gun control for years and many legislators feel that if he is afraid of them, he shouldn’t have to be forced to walk around with guys who have them!
The new restrictions say that 25 states in the union will not have their concealed carry permits recognized in Virginia. Including the bordering state of Tennessee!
Citizens of a city like Bristol, TN won’t even have their gun recognized if they cross the street. Such egregious restrictions are currently being debated in Richmond and defunding is an option.
In the meantime however, legislators will continue to push to strip the Governor of his detail.
From the Daily Caller:
Virginia GOP’ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring’s move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states.
“Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards,” Herring said when he made the announcement last week.
Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate’s January Session that would defund the governor’s protective detail.
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