Virginia to no longer recognize concealed carry reciprocity

Handguns on display at a Virginia gun expo. Photo Credit: Jabin Botsford/Washington Post

The state of Virginia will no longer accept concealed carry handgun permits from the 25 states that once had reciprocity. This means Virginia residents and non-residents who wish to carry a concealed handgun in Virginia must obtain a Virginia-issued permit. The VA Attorney General Mark R. Herring commented on the topic in a statement provided to the Washington Post:

“To me, this is a commonsense step that can help make Virginians and our law enforcement officers safer by ensuring that Virginia’s laws on who can and cannot carry a concealed handgun are applied evenly, consistently and fairly.”

Read the full article from The Washington Post here.

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