Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe should be given credit for signing a pretty solid concealed carry reciprocity agreement in February. It reversed the executive actions of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring that would’ve curtailed gun rights in the state. Yet, the open carry ban in government buildings remains. Now, there’s a discussion whether to ban concealed carry in state buildings. A hearing will be held Wednesday morning on the matter (via CBS 6):
The ban applied immediately to open carried guns but banning concealed weapons requires more regulation. Wednesday, there will be a public hearing where residents can weigh in.”Concealed carry permit holders are like the general population, most are good guys, more are law abiding. But not every single one is, and how are you going to know the difference?” said [Virginia State Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Lori] Haas.
“They can’t guarantee us our protection. Nobody can. Only we can,” said Gary Lewis, the owner of Gary’s Guns and Transfers in Richmond.
But some gun dealers say banning all guns from specific buildings would make it less safe.
“To announce to the world — good guys and bad guys — that none of the good guys are armed, it makes it clear that they have no resistance when they want to do some harm,” said Goldberg.
Others opposed to the ban say concealed permit holders have to pass a background check, and therefore are authorized to have that gun.
“As long as he checks and says, ‘Yes I have my concealed gun, I have a valid permit,’ that should give him right to go in there,” said Lewis.
This guy wants to be Bloomberg so bad he can taste it. Virginia, you need to get this guy back in the unemployment line. It isn’t going to get any better, and he’s going to screw you six ways to Sunday in every aspect.