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Virginia Gov. McAuliffe signs gun compromise legislation
Washington Times ^ | 2-25-16 | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER

Posted on 02/27/2016 8:01:40 AM PST by RKBA Democrat

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed into law a compromise gun policy hammered out between Democrats and Republicans who rarely see eye-to-eye on the hot-button issue.

The measures will allow more out-of-state concealed-handgun permit holders to legally carry guns in Virginia, prohibit people subject to permanent protective orders from carrying firearms and require police presence at gun shows for voluntary background checks.

SNIP

The measures flew through the GOP-controlled House and Senate with little opposition.

The compromise was vehemently opposed by Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control group, Everytown for Gun Safety. The once-strong ally of McAuliffe ran ads in Virginia attacking him for the deal, saying it gives too much to gun-rights advocates.

“I understand that politics is about compromise. But it is baffling that someone like Gov. McAuliffe, who has a reputation as a great deal maker, accepted a deal that so many have described as a giveaway to the gun lobby,” said Andy Parker, whose daughter Alison was killed on live TV while conducting an interview in August. Parker noted in a statement that McAuliffe signed the legislation on the six-month anniversary of his daughter’s death.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; birdsofafeather; guncontrol; mcauliffe; tedspeople; terrymcauliffe; vageneralassembly; virginia
The Deal went through!! Virginia now has universal reciprocity as of 1 July; all concealed permits recognized. And Virginia permit holders pick up 3 more states as a result: GA, CO, and NH.

A great deal thanks to the effort of a few gop legislators and VCDL.

1 posted on 02/27/2016 8:01:40 AM PST by RKBA Democrat
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To: RKBA Democrat; marktwain

I am normally hard-pressed to say anything good about McAuliffe.

But I am forced to, this time.

Well done, Governor.


2 posted on 02/27/2016 8:03:36 AM PST by Lazamataz (I'm an Islamophobe??? Well, good. When it comes to Islam, there's plenty to Phobe about.)
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To: Lazamataz

Wasn’t he forced to do this?


3 posted on 02/27/2016 8:05:48 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
and require police presence at gun shows for voluntary background checks.

Cannot figure this one out.

4 posted on 02/27/2016 8:08:21 AM PST by umgud
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To: umgud

Must have been a useless bone tossed to the rabid Dems so they can say they got something out of the deal.

“Pardon me, sir. Would you like to undergo a voluntary background check?”
“Of course, officer. I have nothing better to do with my time.”


5 posted on 02/27/2016 8:12:16 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: RKBA Democrat
"prohibit people subject to permanent protective orders from carrying firearms"

Isn't it true that a permanent protective order can be obtained against someone "on a balance of probabilities," without having to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the order is warranted?

In other words, a ball-busting judge in family court could easily issue one for any woman that asks for it, and BOOM, a man loses his right to self-defense based on the "subjectively reasonable fear" of his ex.

6 posted on 02/27/2016 8:13:52 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: RKBA Democrat

No doubt that when you’ve got a thousand guns laws on the books, it’s always better to have a thousand-and-one.


7 posted on 02/27/2016 8:14:13 AM PST by Jack Hammer (uff said.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

If Bloomie don’t like it, it must be pretty good.


8 posted on 02/27/2016 8:15:26 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: driftdiver

“Wasn’t he forced to do this?”

He had a choice. Veto the universal reciprocity bill that was steaming his way and have a pretty good chance of a successful override, or cut a deal and save face.

He cut a deal and saved face.


9 posted on 02/27/2016 8:20:42 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Primary Teddy 2018)
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To: umgud

The VA state police will be required to do a background check at gun shows for private sales. Purely voluntary on the part of buyer and seller. Gun shows are already crawling with cops. It’ll give them something to do.


10 posted on 02/27/2016 8:23:29 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Primary Teddy 2018)
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To: Lazamataz

The legislature had the votes to override his veto so he was between a rock & a hard place and of course, always the political animal, he opted for a supposed “deal” that spared him the humiliation.

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McAuliffe retreats on carry-permit reciprocity, restores agreements with 25 states
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/29/mcauliffe-retreats-on-carry-permit-reciprocity-restores-agreements-with-25-states/

McAuliffe had little choice. The state legislature had veto-proof majorities in both chambers ready to pass a “total recognition” law that would have cut the ground out from underneath McAuliffe and Herring, and forced an expansion of reciprocity.

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McAuliffe reciprocity retreat actually a surrender?
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/01/mcauliffe-reciprocity-retreat-actually-a-surrender/


11 posted on 02/27/2016 8:25:41 AM PST by Qiviut (In Islam you have to die for Allah. The God I worship died for me. [Franklin Graham])
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To: Qiviut

Ah. That makes much more sense. Thank you, kind sir.


12 posted on 02/27/2016 8:30:27 AM PST by Lazamataz (I'm an Islamophobe??? Well, good. When it comes to Islam, there's plenty to Phobe about.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Unknown. It’s on permanent protective orders which in VA last 2 years. Permanent protective orders are only issued after a hearing. My understanding is that it merely restates already existing Federal law.

As with any court order, it is subject to appeal, and expires in two years in any case. And yes, you could run into an a**hole judge. But an a**hole judge can put you in jail on trumped up charges just as easily, so I don’t see that as a unique risk.


13 posted on 02/27/2016 8:33:30 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Primary Teddy 2018)
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“I understand that politics is about compromise. But it is baffling that someone like Gov. McAuliffe, who has a reputation as a great deal maker, accepted a deal that so many have described as a giveaway to the gun lobby,” said Andy Parker,

Aren’t Andy’s 15 minutes of fame up yet?


14 posted on 02/27/2016 8:35:13 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, obama loves America)
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To: Red in Blue PA

He lost his kid to a protected-class murderer, so they’ll give him 30 min.


15 posted on 02/27/2016 8:38:17 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Primary Teddy 2018)
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To: RKBA Democrat

My bad. Here in CA and other states I’m familiar with, FFL dealers do instigate the background checks. There is always an FFL dealer at our gun shows. He is there to make money.


16 posted on 02/27/2016 8:57:47 AM PST by umgud
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To: umgud

Voluntary would give anyone the right to say no? Fine with me. We’re I to buy there, my answer would be phuck no.


17 posted on 02/27/2016 9:09:09 AM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Love the outcome, but that does make him a MUCH MORE FORMIDABLE OPPONENT in the future...as he now has pro-gun creds. Don’t be surprised to see him in the Senate, with a lot of pro-gun supporters, and then pulling a Joe Manchin on us.


18 posted on 02/27/2016 9:47:11 AM PST by BobL (This is no longer a Policy Wonk election, it is a MOVEMENT. Vote for the hat!)
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To: BobL

He doesn’t have the pro-gun creeds. He was backed into a corner and decided to save face rather than have his ass handed to him. Simple as that.

Both senatewhores from VA are ‘rats. Neither are retiring that I’ve heard. Fast Terry’s next job is likely to be as a lobbyist (GOV IN VA LIMITED TO ONE TERM). There was some talk of him being hitlery’s veep. She’ll probably pick someone else. Fast Terry is unlikely to deliver VA. He is a political aberration in truth. He got in because the VA gop-e, in a fit of pique, decided to abandon it’s own nominee for governor. That sort of game is not likely to happen so much now. The gop-e is going to be too busy trying to survive after the trumpnado hits.


19 posted on 02/27/2016 11:04:09 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Primary Teddy 2018)
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To: RKBA Democrat

The idea that the vehemently anti gun Bloomberg would have a prayer of winning was and is laughable in the age of terrorism, feral youth and illegal immigration. It is the issue most likely to produce electoral losses even among Democrat voters, as many candidates learned to their detriment.


20 posted on 02/27/2016 12:07:58 PM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends.)
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