Virginia Dem. administration ends concealed carry reciprocity with 25 states

Virginia Dem. administration ends concealed carry reciprocity with 25 states
Mark Herring (D), Virginia AG. (Image: Rich Cooley, Northern Virginia Daily)

[Ed. – You are welcome to read Herring’s justification at the link.  Since WaPo improperly reports his self-serving theory as if it is “fact,” when it is actually a tendentious and unsupported claim about the effect of severing CCW reciprocity, it is not included here.  As a reading aid, the passage in question is the second sentence.  We report — but we do not faithfully repeat propaganda.]

Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) announced Tuesday that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with the commonwealth. …

Herring said severing the out-of-state agreements can prevent people who may be dangerous or irresponsible from carrying a concealed handgun. …

The move is part of a broader effort by gun control advocates to tighten restrictions without going through GOP-controlled legislatures. …

A former state senator, Herring gained a national profile for refusing to defend Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban and followed up with rulings siding with advocates for abortion rights and immigration reform.

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