The about-face is part of a deal that McAuliffe (D) struck with Republican leaders one month after Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) severed the right for gun owners in 25 states to have their concealed carry permits recognized in Virginia.The policy changes will come in the form of bipartisan legislation before the General Assembly.
In exchange, Republicans will agree to some concessions, according to McAuliffe’s office and the office of House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford).
If an individual’s Virginia concealed-carry permit is revoked, a permit from another state will not be honored in Virginia — a practice known as “state shopping.”
State police must be present at all gun shows to administer background checks in private sales of guns on a voluntary basis.
Anyone subject to a permanent protective order for a domestic violence offence will be prohibited from carrying a firearm for the two-year life of the order.
VSSA's lobbyist got word that a deal may be in the works but this article seems to confirm the information and provides some details. Be sure to check this blog for more information as it becomes available.
Hat tip to NRANews.com.
Update 1: I spoke about the development with Cam Edwards of NRANews on Thusday afternoon.
Update 2: Governor McAuliffe is holding a news conference at 1:00 PM Friday. Below is the NBC 29 report on the agreement: