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NRA Condemns Virginia Attorney General’s Decision to Play Politics With Self-Defense Rights

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Fairfax, VA – Today, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring joined the list of politicians pandering to the anti-gun agenda of Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton by arbitrarily severing concealed carry reciprocity agreements with half of the United States.

"Plain and simple, Mark Herring is putting politics above public safety,” said Chris Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “This decision is both dangerous and shameful. The Attorney General knows that permit holders are among the safest groups of citizens in the Commonwealth and the country. At a time when people are scared and desperately need the ability to defend themselves, Herring has chosen the path of making self-defense harder."

 "Those affected by this reckless political decision are law-abiding citizens - not dangerous criminals.  Attorney General Herring is putting lives at risk by removing the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in the Commonwealth,” continued Cox. "The National Rifle Association will fight this decision in every arena possible.  Further, this reaffirms our commitment to enact national right to carry reciprocity legislation in Congress.”

Speaker William J. Howell was joined by leadership from the Virginia House of Delegates to admonish the Attorney General’s decision

As of February 1, 2016, concealed carry permits from the following states will no longer be recognized in Virginia; Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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