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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Virginia will no longer welcome Arkansas concealed carry permits

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM

click to enlarge VIRGINIA TIGHTENS UP: Action on concealed carry reciprocity.
  • VIRGINIA TIGHTENS UP: Action on concealed carry reciprocity.

Jason Rapert and Co. may have to rethink trips to Virginia, which can sometimes be hard to avoid on trips to the nation's capital.

The Washington Post reports:

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.

Arkansas
is one of those states. They are viewed as having laws too weak for Virginia by Herring. Without this change, he said, Virginians could go to those 25 states and get a concealed carry permit despite, for example, a history of stalking, drug dealing or inpatient mental-health treatment.

Being 10th Amendment federalists and all,  Rapert, Nate Bell and the assorted other Arkansas legislative gunners presumably won't object to this assertion of commonwealth sovereignty. 

Herring is catching fire from the NRA and its adherents. The new rule is to take effect Feb. 1.

Herring notes that non-residents may apply for a non-resident permit in Virginia and obtain one if qualified.

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