DECISION IMPACTS PALMETTO STATE PERMIT HOLDERS …
Effective February 1, 2016, the Commonwealth of Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry permits from twenty-five states that its top prosecutor says “do not meet Virginia’s safety standards.”
The decision – announced by the state’s liberal attorney general, Mark Herring – comes in the wake of “an audit and update of the thirty states whose concealed handgun permits have been considered valid within the Commonwealth.”
“Their laws are not sufficient to prevent someone who is disqualified under Virginia law from receiving a concealed handgun permit,” Herring’s office noted. “These states therefore do not meet Virginia’s standards for issuance of a concealed handgun permit or for recognition of such permits.”
Because South Carolina’s laws demand dual recognition, Virginia concealed carry permits will now no longer be recognized in the Palmetto State, which is itself staring down a major anti-gun push.
As we’ve stated repeatedly, this website staunchly supports the Second Amendment, and have called for civil disobedience of any gun law (federal, state or local) infringing upon it.
Why? Because the evidence is conclusive: More guns = less crime.
And even if the evidence wasn’t conclusive, the right to bear arms is constitutionally guaranteed – meaning the government has to change the constitution if it wants to uproot the right.