Friday, January 29, 2016

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Caves on Concealed Weapons Reciprocity

Anti-gun folks missed the football again. Oh well. Better luck next time, Charlie Brown.

Just before Christmas, the Virginia Attorney General announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia would be cancelling it's concealed carry reciprocity with 25 states, including South Carolina.

As you might have imagined, this caught the attention of  more than a few folks. Even though it was originally thought to mostly affect non-Virginians, the cancellation of reciprocity would have actually affected Virginians the most, as most (if not all) of the 25 other states would have responded by cancelling their own agreement to allow Virginians to carry outside the Commonwealth.

So today, the uber-liberal Governor, Terry McAulliffe caved to the reality of the pressure and did the only thing that he could do - he overruled the Attorney General and agreed to legislation that requires Virginia to recognize reciprocity from these 25 states.

The anti-gun folks got the sadz.

But the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence reacted bitterly in a message on its Facebook page. The group said McAuliffe has bragged about “his administration’s aggressive new approach to confronting the National Rifle Association.” “Now he’s preparing to cave to them,” the message said. “As far as we are aware, there is not a single gun violence prevention advocate in Virginia who was informed about this deal before it was done. We all stand in opposition to it.”

Oh well. You would think by now that the anti-gun people would be used to losing on these types of issues. They're like Charlie Brown and the football. They keep lining up to kick it, and every time, Lucy pulls it back.

When are they going to learn?

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