Posted February 23, 2017 7:51 pm by Comments

By James England

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Governor Terry McAuliffe issued a wave of vetoes for bills that passed in the General Assembly. Of note for concealed carriers is one bill that would have dropped the age for concealed carry applicants to 18 if they were serving in an active duty role in the United States military.

According to the Washington Times, Gov. McAuliffe vetoed that bill alongside another bill which would have allowed homeschooled children to play for public school sports teams and another bill which would have allowed concealed carry switchblades.

It’s nothing new with McAuliffe, though. As a Democratic Governor, he has continually acted as the counter-weight to Republican-backed initiatives to expand gun rights and carry through other unrelated agenda items.

Last year, he pushed ahead regulations banning people from carrying concealed handguns into public buildings. He used his Attorney General to temporarily pull concealed carry reciprocity with a majority of states. Thankfully, that was rescinded.

In a lot of ways, he reminds me of former New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan. Also a Democrat, she adamantly opposed permitless concealed carry measures passed through the legislature. Often times, many states will elect a Democrat governor to off-set a Republican-majority on the state …Read the Rest

Source:: Concealed Nation

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