Virginia to Cease Honoring Concealed-Carry Permits from 25 States

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Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a new policy revoking concealed-carry reciprocity with 25 states this week on the basis that the other states’ permitting processes are less restrictive.

The change will go into effect on Feb. 1. Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and West Virginia concealed-carry permit holders will still be honored. Herring’s office said that the other 25 states “lacked adequate disqualifiers to deny a permit to someone who would be barred from obtaining a permit in Virginia.”

“While you are here, you are subject to the commonwealth’s gun laws,” said Herring.

Virginia residents will also be affected by the policy as many of the 25 states, e.g. Florida, Louisiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wyoming require mutual reciprocity agreements. These states will no longer recognize Virginian concealed-carry permits.

The move is in-line with Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s pro-gun control administration and one of the Center for American Progress’ 28 ways to increase gun control in the face of an unwavering Congress. Earlier this year McAuliffe signed an executive order barring concealed-carry in state facilities.

“This has been where the gun violence prevention movement is going,” said Chelsea Parsons, a vice president of Center for American Progress. “In much the same way President Obama said I’m not going to wait for Congress anymore, the same can be said for leaders at the state level to really use their authority to take strong meaningful steps on this issue.” Parsons co-authored the report detailing new ways to increase gun control at the state and local level.

Parsons co-authored the report detailing new ways to increase gun control at the state and local level.

Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association was quick to condemn the decision. “Plain and simple, Mark Herring is putting politics above public safety,” said NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox. “This decision is both dangerous and shameful. The Attorney General knows that permit holders are among the safest groups of citizens in the Commonwealth and the country. At a time when people are scared and desperately need the ability to defend themselves, Herring has chosen the path of making self-defense harder.”

“Those affected by this reckless political decision are law-abiding citizens—not dangerous criminals. Attorney General Herring is putting lives at risk by removing the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in the Commonwealth,” said Cox. “The National Rifle Association will fight this decision in every arena possible. Further, this reaffirms our commitment to enact national right to carry reciprocity legislation in Congress.”

The NRA’s position was joined by Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell (R) who said that “Mark Herring consistently seeks to interpret and apply the law of the commonwealth through the lens of his own personal, political opinions,” Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) said. “He is damaging the integrity of the office he holds.”

When the policy goes into affect, concealed-carry permits issued from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming will no longer be honored.

At least for now, Virginia still issues concealed-carry permits to non-residents.

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  • Mario Cordwell November 22, 2016, 3:18 am

    I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thank you, I’ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your website?

  • Poppa of North Carolina January 17, 2016, 6:57 pm

    As a retired Marine. Note North Carolina has 76,000 retired military who enjoy their rights on the 2nd amendment. NRA move south where you are welcome. Gun control “Does not” keep guns away from the criminals. Need to make the punishment fit the crime.

  • ejharb January 13, 2016, 12:12 pm

    So will Virginia remain blue? Likely until the downsizing of fedgov takes place.
    We of Missouri have the same problem with big cities negatively impacting our civil rights.Illinois has it in spades

  • Felix Viera December 30, 2015, 6:39 am

    It’s time to tell all anti constitution democrats we’er voting you out of office, Go work for Michael Bloomberg !

  • John Groom December 29, 2015, 9:26 am

    Have a CCP in South Carolina. Also have one for Utah which was acquired via a local gun shop who had an instructor authorized/certified to teach Utah’s CCW course. So ha ha to VA. I would suspect any VA resident who would be traveling around the country has already gotten a Utah CWP; if not, it is time to do so.

  • John Dunaway December 28, 2015, 11:31 am

    Trump’s right on one thing. This country and especially Virginia is being let by STUPID people!

  • John Dunaway December 28, 2015, 11:31 am

    Trump’s right on one thing. This country and especially Virginia is being let by STUPID people!

  • Still barely surviving in Peoples Republic of Kalifornia (PRK) December 27, 2015, 9:08 pm

    Yeah…Mr. Herring…everything is clear! Seems to me like another case of red herring.

  • Chris Baker December 27, 2015, 2:13 pm

    This whole thing with requiring a permit to carry a firearm is unconstitutional. How does “…shall not be infringed” doesn’t requiring you to ask permission violate? If you have to ask permission it’s not a right. If they can tell you if you can carry it or not then your right is not a right at all, they’ve turned it into a privilege just like driving a car is.
    The second amendment reads “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
    Requiring a permit is an infringement. Forbidding certain types of weapons is an infringement. Barring weapons from certain areas is an infringement. Telling you how you can carry is and infringement. The Second Amendment IS my concealed carry permit and it does not grant you the right, it recognizes the God given right to self defense.

  • A Marine who has served Americe well. December 27, 2015, 12:58 pm

    Here we are again true Americans – doing what Virginia has done is only to control the true American Citizen, while Muslins, bad guys and all the idiots (including the government) run free and do what they want. Well guess what? I am one true American who will not give a shit about any gun law! You want my guns? Come take them from my cold still dead hand! When I go through Virginia I will have my gun with me! So, all you dumb shits just keep passing your stupid controls because they don’t mean nothing! Besides, my vote is for TRUMP – he will trump this shit that is going on! Semper Fi – do or die and God bless you and America!

  • Jeremiah December 26, 2015, 5:16 pm

    I feel sorry for the folks from Virginia. If they now get caught carrying “concealed” in the other States with which Virginia no longer shares reciprocity, the citizens of Virginia will become felons. If a Virginian “conceal carries” say, in Florida, the concealed carry laws of Virginia will no longer be recognized in Florida, and effectively, the concealed weapons carrier will be in felonious possession of a firearm, subject to all the laws the State of Florida that come with carrying a concealed weapon illegally. This could easily result in jail time, large fines, legal fees, and other retaliation by the offended State.

    In my opinion, Terry McAliffe has just thrown all of the citizens of Virginia under the proverbial bus by his reckless refusal to recognize reciprocity with all other States which currently offer to recognize Virginia’s CCP.

    But then, what have we come to expect from liberal loons?

  • Johnny America December 26, 2015, 2:04 pm

    We will continue to drive through your State with our concealed firearms, and I mean drive through.
    We will make sure we have enough gas to drive through your unconstitutional State without stopping for gas or food or lodging, commerce with your State will cease. Your unconstitutional State will get ZERO (0) money from law abiding conceal carrying tourists/travelers. All we will do is relieve ourselves in your unconstitutional State and use your free water. It will be a shame I will not ride my motorcycle through your unconstitutional State any longer since it is such a beautiful State. It’s too bad democrats like you make it a filthy State. Enjoy your filthy State and none of our money.

  • RAPTOR555 December 26, 2015, 1:28 pm

    Something to keep in mind when travelling in VA. If you happen to have a CCW license and you and/or a member of your family are injured or killed in the state, they are wide open for a civil lawsuit for effectively taking away your Second Amendment rights to protect yourself and/or your family merely because you don’t have a VA CCW permit. The last time I looked we were all Americans and entitled to ALL the protections outlined in the US Constitution.

  • Sleepy America December 26, 2015, 7:40 am

    Terry “The Pumk” McAuliffe, the stinking carpetbagger currently polluting our Governor’s Mansion, and Mark “The Red” Herring, the slimy scalawag presently stinking up the Attorney General’s office do NOT, in any way, represent the values of law abiding Virginians. We have been invaded by the garbage overflowing from DC and other enclaves of politically correct doctrine. Northern Virginia (referred to by true Patriots as NoVA) has been overrun by this scum over the past 20 years, resulting in several skewed elections in recent years. The recent actions of The Punk and The Red may well be what is needed to clean out the nest of vermin that has begun to gradually infest Virginia’s Seat of Government. McAuliffe and Herring have over-played their hand. In order to best demonstrate our displeasure to these idiots, I advocate that everyone legally entitled to possess a firearm take advantage of our right to openly carry. There are very few places where this right is restricted. This right is not confined to residents of The Commonwealth. This is an obvious ploy by a couple of political opportunists who think it will help them to climb the ladder of power. Please assist us in cutting off the legs of said ladder from the bottom up, and thus the legs of these would be dictators at the knees. Rest assured our legislators, firmly controlled by right thinking Patriots will deliver a full slate of measures to reign in those who would trample our rights. In the meantime openly display your displeasure and keep your powder dry.

  • Joe Andujar December 25, 2015, 11:04 pm

    Virginia was not the first state to do this. While it only affect two states, PA dropped Utah and Florida non resident CCW. Yes it was done by a democrat

  • Bobby Van December 25, 2015, 5:34 pm

    Robert Van Istendal
    Either Boycott them or if you do go thru, gas up, eat up, etc just before the border and don’t stop in Va. for nothing. A dip in business will have the merchants up in arms. And Donate to his opponent at election time. (Bobby Van)
    Robert Van Istendal I also bet more people will die driving tired thru that state tired rather then risk stopping at a rest area for a little nap without their protection.

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  • Bobby Van December 25, 2015, 4:56 pm

    Even though I live in Florida, I want his opponent to contact me when it is time and I will donate to your campaign to defeat this piece of C—.

  • Bobby Van December 25, 2015, 4:53 pm

    So will there be a way to confine ones gun when just passing thru the state?
    With a lock or in the trunk?

    • Sleepy America December 26, 2015, 7:45 am

      Yes! By all means. Virginia is an open carry state. If you are legally entitled to possess, it is your right to openly carry. There are very few restrictions on this ability. Outside of NoVA, we Virginians jealously guard our rights. Please do not mistake the rest of us for the slime which oozes from DC into Northern Virginia. Put your pistol on your hip and keep your powder dry!

  • jerry greenwood December 25, 2015, 2:30 pm

    Perhaps the 25 states should just continue to honor Va. CCW. It would be a nice “in your face” to the AG and Bloomberg, whom this was used as pay back for his election cash “donations”.

  • D.Tros December 25, 2015, 1:31 pm

    Also, notice he is waving good bye. That is an appropriate gesture.

    • jerry greenwood December 25, 2015, 8:10 pm

      That is the National Socialist Salute to Michael Bloomberg.

  • article4sections1&2 December 25, 2015, 12:51 pm

    Hey Governor!

    Ever try reading the Constitution?

    “Article IV, Section 1:
    Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.

    Section 2:
    The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.”

    Enough said!

  • Peter Lemmon December 25, 2015, 12:47 pm

    Can you say “Heil Herring!” (Hail Hitler!), “Heil, mein Führer!” (Hail, my leader!), or “Sieg heil!” (Hail victory!). It was adopted in the 1930s by the Nazi Party to signal obedience to the party’s leader – Adolf Hitler – and to glorify the German nation (and later the German war effort). The salute was mandatory for civilians. This Attorney General along with President Obamas’, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and OSTP Director John Holdren are all out of step and changing the legality of reciprocity does nothing to improve the FBI already in place background check.

    • propblast December 28, 2015, 11:53 am

      FYI; Fuhrer in the truest meaning/translation is “Guide”.
      and of course the “Party”, NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; National Socialist German Workers` Party (Nazi), are not that much different than Commies. Many will confuse them with the fascists. Whom were Italian. All in all, no God given rights to anything!
      Under a self imposed travel restriction to that place of fear and loathing, until this is rectified. BTW, i live in Michigan.

      And a good point was raised in this forum about driving also…

  • Larry December 25, 2015, 12:03 pm

    Voting in Dems to positions of power within your state has consequences. I suggest everyone refuse to visit Virginia with your dollars until the Virginia voters come to their senses & vote these anti American, anti Constitution Democrats out of power.

  • BigT December 25, 2015, 11:07 am

    Based on this I will try to avoid going to Virginia and spending any of my hard earned American dollars there. As a resident of NC and a law abiding citizen this makes no sense at all. Do you really think this will curtail bad people with bad intentions from carrying a gun concealed. Zero Confidence in Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring.

  • Rob December 25, 2015, 11:02 am

    I don’t think the NRA should run away or be chased out of the state of Virginia. Stay right where you are and carry on!

  • John Chinn December 25, 2015, 10:05 am

    To all those out of state 2nd amendment supporters: please stop this hasty rhetoric of “I’m not going to support VA with my money, I am boycotting VA, let’s move the NRA headquarters out of VA.” Now more than ever We the People of Virginia need to need you to stand together with us against what this Bloomberg-bribed AG threw at us like some kind of dictator! No more of this, “Oh no! Another dumbocrap pushed their unconstitutional agenda at us! Time to tuck tail and hide elsewhere!” The fricken NRA headquarters are here, for liberty’s sake! Support them with all you got! Help us push back hard! As a member of the VCDL I’m gonna stand with my brothers & sisters at the rally in the General Asembly against such things on Jan18 (Lobby Day). Virginia does support open carry, may not be your preferred way, but it can really rub the issue in their noses! If you’re gonna boycott anything, ABC stores are a good place to focus (means I’m gonna have to stop drinking the good stuff, oh well); that’s right, VA ABC counts in their gun free zone list (along with the DMV). Just imagine all the tax dollars the BATFE would loose if all gun owners cut out doing business with them! (Yeah, I know, they still get funded with every firearm related purchase we make, get their pensions, bonuses, and health care payed for with every $200 NFA tax stamp we send in; what a nasty catch 22!) Stand with us! Pray for us! I think Virginia is the next on the chopping block as this cancer spreads south (CT, NY, NJ, MD, DC…) I for one don’t want my home state to become another Californiacation!

  • D.Tros December 25, 2015, 9:56 am

    Return the commonwealth to the British!

  • WilliamDahl December 25, 2015, 9:04 am

    Even though my state’s CHL is still recognized by Virginia, I will do my best to avoid the state in the future. I have no use for a state controlled by leftist scum like Herring.

    What’s next? Will they not recognize the driver’s licenses from states that have different traffic laws than their state?

  • Roy December 25, 2015, 8:52 am

    Is this a joke? The Great State of Florida does Not issue concealed carry permits to any of the mentioned individuals who are recently convicted of DUI, dishonorably discharged military veterans, ANYONE convicted of domestic violence, anyone who uses illegal drugs, anyone judged mentally deficient etc. So can anyone explain to me how our state’s CCW regulations are any different? Something is WRONG and it stinks of liberal hogwash from here! VOTE these idiots out of office in EVERY state and our country will eventually get back to what our Founding Fathers intended.

    • Bobby Van December 25, 2015, 5:40 pm

      I did see where they don’t issue if you had 2 misdemeanors, don’t think Fl. does that, But come on stopping a person for two minor misdemeanors is ridiculous as long as violence was not involved, hell if you are a politician like their Gov. and attorney General you can bet they have more skeletons in their closet then most of us carry people.

  • STGCS(SW) December 25, 2015, 8:42 am

    We had been considering a vacation to Virginia this coming summer.
    Not anymore.
    I think this talk of moving NRA out of Virginia has merit but only after the people of Virginia have been given an opportunity to “throw the bums out” who came up with this change in policy. If the people of the state take action then no change in NRA location is needed.

  • Bob Coveney December 25, 2015, 8:11 am

    “While you are here, you are subject to the commonwealth’s gun laws,” What makes this idiot think I would be interested in visiting his State knowing that my Florida plates would now represent a bulls eye for the Virginia criminals to target? How safe are honest (and now disarmed) Virginia residents when the Virginia plates on their car tells criminals in other states that the idiot Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring assures them the occupants are unarmed and easy pickings? How does this not infringe upon our right to keep and bear arms? This action is a prime example of why we NEED a National carry permit.
    I am wondering – how many out of state permit holders have come into Virginia and caused a problem? I am sure that has not been an issue. The real issue is that the people of Virginia elected this idiot. I sure hope they open their eyes before the next election. This action has done absolutely nothing to make them safer. I wonder how much of Bloomberg’s billions will now go into Herrings reelection campaign?

    • Chris Baker December 27, 2015, 2:24 pm

      No permits! Carry a copy of the Second Amendment. Either that or explain to me how the second amendment’s wording allows for anyone to require you to ask permission to buy, keep, carry in any manner you choose, the arms of your choice. How? How is any of that not an infringement on your right?

  • George Fournier December 25, 2015, 7:47 am

    I am a life member of the NRA, and completely agree with those suggesting moving the NRA HQ out of Virginia. The good conservative people of Virginia need to move Mr. McAulffie out of the Virginia Governor’s Office as well in a recall.

    • Rob December 25, 2015, 10:40 am

      I don’t think the NRA should run away or be chased out of the state of Virginia. Stay right where you are and carry on!

      • ross December 25, 2015, 1:17 pm

        Rob, I think you are wrong. With everything going on in the world now the only way to control, get attention and get anything done in the US is to act swiftly and show these POS politicians that there shit stinks just like everyone else’s, the difference is they are in the money, livng great life styles while most of Americans struggle every day as I do. Take away all the funding, money going into VA, and any other state who shares this pussy’s ideas and get rid of all assholes like this one and put in someone who cares.

  • John December 25, 2015, 7:43 am

    I noticed in the picture that Mark Herring is giving the “Heil Hitler” salute. Hitler used some of the same rhetoric as Herring is now using when he banned citizen ownership of firearms in Germany. “Traitors” like this politician should be barred from ever holding public office. He is a “RED HERRING” to America.

  • Mike Kingery December 25, 2015, 7:31 am

    I am ashamed to have been born and raised in Roanoke, Va. For years the big deal was to stop travelers with radar detectors and ticket them and steal their radar detector. Now they can’t steal them but can still stop and harass a traveler. Now I can’t carry my legally licensed firearm in Va. Every state that has lost legal carry privileges by their residents should issue a no travel alert to Va. I am glad I live in Florida now. Va.should spend their time catching the real criminals and not hassle law abiding citizens.

  • william massi jr December 25, 2015, 7:28 am

    WOW. Here We Go Again. ????? Were Did This Fool Come From. ???? He Think’s, He can , Take Over, Like This One In The WHITH, HOUSE. Is Trying To Do. ?????? He Will Be Out Of A Job, Soon. YES. One More Of The WHIT HOUSE”s FOOL’S. GOD BLESS US ALL.

  • Dan miller December 25, 2015, 7:16 am

    Wonder who’s lining his pocket with cash? Really dumb! Hope after next election, who ever goes in office removes this person and changes that policy ASAP! I’m not going to VA either……NRA move your office from VA….. Come on down to NC our weather is better and we don’t try to control other people’s rights!

    • jerry greenwood December 25, 2015, 8:56 pm

      Bloomberg put lots of money in to Va to support Dems in the last election. This action is the pay off. Every Dem State AG will be pulling this soon.

  • Mark Tercsak December 25, 2015, 5:57 am

    Virginia Is a Beautiful state and nice folks, However since they dropped my state of Pennsylvania, I will no longer travel through the state of Virginia and I will also inform my friends to Boycott that state until political leadership has changed !

    • Irish-7 December 26, 2015, 12:41 am

      I concur. I am also from Pennsylvania and refuse to patronize Virginia if they won’t honor my Concealed Carry Permit. I may even switch from Marlboro to Winston……..

  • DS December 25, 2015, 5:52 am

    Virginia residents, and the Virginia General Assembly is majority conservative. We will fight these nonsense liberal anti-gun measures every step of the way until we can elect a real Governor that cares about our residents and their safety.

    • chip December 25, 2015, 7:20 am

      Well, why not start a RECALL for his office since he swore to uphold the Constitution blah blah blah.. and DID NOT DO THAT. VA for the meantime is off my list of states to visit. I will change my driving plans and not spend one penny in a state that honors criminals and not Law Abiding Citizens, after all my family and my life are worth more that this clown and his agenda.

  • Scott Unbar December 25, 2015, 5:07 am

    Guess the commonwealth can do without my money being spent on business or vacations henceforth………tell your AG to recoup the lost revenue from George Soros……no doubt he will oblige.

  • Jhiester December 25, 2015, 4:52 am

    If you feel that my openion to move the NRA national headquarters out of Virgina needs to be modified then take be off your subscription list.

    • Gary December 25, 2015, 10:00 am

      I for one whole heartedly agree with that action. Put the money were the support is.

  • NRA Endowment member December 25, 2015, 4:45 am

    Whereas we law abiding members of society as well as CCL holders from states no longer recognized by Virginia, suggest that our National headquarters for the N R A be moved out of Virginia. Since I will now be considered a criminal if I try to carry my concealed weapon in Virgina I think it only fitting that we stop providing any benefits derived from the location of our NRA headquarters to said state. I think it is time to start carring the ” no legal guns no money ” cards and start showing to these business owners how it is hurting them. Personally I will not be spending money in Virginia.

    • Gary December 25, 2015, 9:58 am

      I strongly agree with this sentiment. Move the NRA out of Virginia they do not need my money in any form (I am only a Life Member), and BOYCOTT Virginia on all travels, I know will. Its to bad because we had just went to Williamsburg for the first time for a week last October for a Family reunion since it was midway for all of us. I guess we will use somewhere else from now on……………. Shame on you Virginia for your actions, they are cowardly.

    • Chuck December 26, 2015, 2:22 am

      Perhaps it’s better to have NRA HQ in VA where it can deal directly with the local politicians involved! Being already there, NRA lawyers and activists don’t need to travel far to find both the problem and the cause of the problem! They’re also in a great position to recruit more VA citizens into the organization, AND to organize citizen groups to show up in the state capital to voice their opinions re: 2nd Amendment rights. Having your own “army” in the midst of the enemy’s home territory is really a great advantage!

    • NRA BENEFACTOR MEMBER December 28, 2015, 8:40 am

      Moving the NRA Headquarters, and the other facilities in Virginia (there are several others), would be a spectacular statement, on that I agree. It is, however, a very costly and less cost effective idea when you look at the costs. It would take a long time to accomplish. It is better that we support our supporters in the that state (perhaps by donating the monies we do not spend there). They can make the efforts to change the political landscape in a much more effective way. Besides, the AG and Gov would just spin the departure of the NRA as “driving the NRA from the Commonwealth”. The number of lives it would uproot when you consider the employees and families is a very high cost. Perhaps someday it would be justified but I don’t think it is now.

      I would endorse relocation of future NRA expansions, projects and logistic and fulfillment services to more gun friendly locations. Expansion of operations in Virginia should be carefully considered against alternative sites, and weigh in all the factors like taxes and political climate, as well as suitability to purpose. I am sure that is part of every one of these discussions.

      If there were grounds to file suit against the Gov and AG then the NRA should pursue it. The problem is that not every action has litigation as a beneficial option. The NRA doesn’t want to miss any opportunity to file suit where it has a possible positive outcome, but they have no desire to expend resources in grandstanding efforts the have little likelihood of success.

      The best Idea I have seen is the recall. The proper solution is to address the perpetrator of the action, as with guns, and that is the politicians. Address the “criminal” not his tools. The citizens of the Commonwealth can initiate this action, the NRA can provide resources and support, but the voters have to do it. I would happily join in the effort with my vote, but I am in Florida and I am sure I can’t vote in Virginia…but without Voter ID maybe….just kidding.

  • Michael E. Hensley December 25, 2015, 4:32 am

    First Off, I would like to apologize for these Idiots in Richmond, And Idiots they are. When 2016 Begins and the General Assembly returns to Richmond These 2 clowns we have in a position of power will be put in their place. There are from what I have read via our VCDL ( Virginia Citizens Defense League ) a couple bills to make Reciprocity complete with each State. Next Election this Commonwealth will be solidly GOP.

  • ak December 24, 2015, 3:34 pm

    AHH YEAH! You’re going to stop all those out of state, valid CCP bearing terrorists! GENIUS! I wish they would’ve thought of this in California and new York! lol, maybe we can get Syria and Iraq to do the same!

  • Wil Drider December 23, 2015, 7:16 pm

    Dear Va Governor and AG,
    In view of your new pro gun control measure, I did a detaied study of criminals and terrorists that would be disarmed by this new restriction disqualifying the majority of out of State CWPs. That unsuprising numbere is ZERO.
    Was there a crime wave comitted by out of State CCP holders? A mass murder by one? Surely there was a existing problem that drove this solution. No? This just feel good gun grabber action that you don’t think will cost you votes? Guess again: All those States you just dropped will in turn cancel reciprocity with VA residents AND THEY VOTE.

    You have just provided the ony reason I need to sell my Summer house in Virginia Beach. You may get a few vacation cancelations as word spreads of you restriction.

    So what new Laws have been made to deter drugs, crime and terrorism this year? Ahh………… NONE!

    • Chief December 25, 2015, 8:26 am

      Wil ,you are on the money ,We all need to start boycotting these states and people that trample over our 2A rights . Money talks and as a group we all need to come together and ban these people and places .If we as a gun community would start sticking to our guns so to speak in mass we cab make a difference ,but it takes us all .The motivation and persistance has to continue until they break not us .Molan Labe .

      • Bobby Van December 25, 2015, 4:31 pm

        You are correct, I will no longer stop in Virginia on my way up North or on my return, I will make sure I gas up and snack and pee just before entering that state from either end, Their are plenty of Floridians that go thru that state on way up North and I encourage them to not patronize Virginia.
        In fact I think I will post on Facebook and other media and ask every else to also post…Boycott Virginia.
        That guy must be a Liberal, you would think liberal means you would be allowed to do things
        The only people being safe in that state now are the thugs and they must love this law..

        • Jon Wilob December 25, 2015, 9:59 pm

          He is a liberal i.e. A Libtard!

    • Mahatma Muhjesbude December 25, 2015, 9:12 am

      Wil is correct. My own detailed study reached the same conclusion; with the addition that the willful intentional violation of the 2nd Amendment by this governor’s and AG’s criminal manipulation of the 10th Amendment also presents probable cause for indictment. Not to mention a State charge for malicious endangerment of a Citizen’s life by illegally prohibiting or restricting their right of armed self defense for the motive of their own personal gain and political profiteering.

      But if you think this is bad, wait until Hillary’s Neo Nazi replication regime gets in.

      Instead of pussy ass ‘Condemnation’ The NRA should immedially file a lawsuit AND promote a recall(if their Fascist State laws allow it). or STFU! And the Free American Gun Ownning Citizens should carry their weapons and do a peaceful ‘pre-impeachment’ demonstration in front of the governors mansion that the Citizens allow this moron G to live in. They cannot legally remove the citizens from the property…

      Wil Drider, there are much better places to live than Virginnia Beach. Especially if you are of the ‘prepper’ disposition. Where you don’t have to worry about Category 5 Hurricanes wiping out your property, Super Blizzards from all the Chem trail weather winding up on the Eastern Seaboard, Radiation clouds from terrorist attacked power plants, The CDC suppressed info of a growing epidemic of incurable mutated Tuberculosis virus from transient winter homeless and migrants seasonally traversing the coastline and speading a deadly form of TB integrated with the hiv disease, and, worst of all, criminal totalitarian politicians.

      Thomas Jefferson would be deeply saddened by what is now happening in his native state.

    • Rick December 25, 2015, 9:36 am

      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      Most Demcrats are anti gun lovers, I’am making the proposal for everyone to change their political affiliation to Republican. I have been a Democrat for over 40 years and I’am embarrassed by their stupidty . Most Repubicans are pro gun and we need to get more of them in office. This is easy to do and will shock the Democrat party.
      Spread this to as many forums as you can
      …………………………………………………………………………………………………

    • Tom December 25, 2015, 9:53 am

      How ridiculous it is to allow a Okie like me can carry in Virginia, while denying reciprocity to the other states.

    • Robert December 25, 2015, 11:53 am

      I agree with you about the travel, though I am from Texas and at the moment it does not affect me. I NEVER travel in a state that will not allow me to protect myself. Many times I have driven hundreds of miles around a state that did not honor my Texas CCP. I have a couple of friends who want me to visit them next year. One in Washington and the other in California. I had to turn then down because I can not travel in their state with my firearm. Both do not recognize Texas’ CCP.

    • Michael Workman December 26, 2015, 12:46 pm

      This appears to be nothing more than extortion for the pupose of enriching the state. I have a Mississippi permit which would meet all the requirement listed in the application.

    • Jerry Honeycutt December 27, 2015, 11:45 am

      In reading some of the provisions and exceptions to the Virginia Commonwealth concealed carry law, I wonder if anyone has mentioned to the public that there is a specific exclusion listed?
      It specifically states therein that “Any attorney for the Commonwealth or assistant attorney for the Commonwealth, wherever such attorney may travel in the Commonwealth.” and carry a weapon concealed. Why would this group need to carry “concealed”. Oh yeah……………..”SELF PROTECTION AND DEFENSE”.
      They should be ashamed of how they lie to the public! To them, it’s only about “CONTROL” and nothing else.
      I carry to protect myself and my family. I shall continue to do so. I just don’t care to visit the Kingdom of Virginia.

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