Posted February 26, 2016 6:21 pm by Comments

By Bob Owens

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Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a bill today that ensures that anyone with a concealed carry permit issued anywhere in the United States can carry in Virginia, in a stunning reversal of an attempt by Attorney General Merk Herring to sever reciprocity agreements with 25 states.

The National Rifle Association is pleased with the deal.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) commends Virginia’s leaders for reaching an agreement to secure the rights of law-abiding concealed carry permit holders. H.B. 1163 and S.B. 610 which will restore and promote concealed carry reciprocity for permit holders in the Commonwealth and around the country, were signed into law today.

“Now, more than six million law-abiding gun owners will be free to travel in and out of Virginia with their Second Amendment rights intact,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action. “Self-defense is a fundamental right that must be respected.”

On Dec. 22, 2015, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring decided to sever concealed carry reciprocity agreements with half the country. The change was set to take effect early in 2016. The decision nullified agreements with the following states; Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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