Via Russ Hepler:
After Virginia’s Democrat Attorney General removed reciprocity for surrounding states’ concealed carry gun permits, the Republican legislature in Virginia is considering teaching radical, left-wing, Clintonite Governor – Terry McAuliffe – a real-world lesson.
In a draconian power-grab, the McAuliffe Administration pushed it’s radical “gun control” agenda on Virginia and its neighbors via the AG’s executive action.
But, the Virginia Legislature is not going to take this tyranny lying down.
The Daily Caller explains:
Virginia GOP’ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring’s move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states.
“Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards,” Herring said when he made the announcement last week.
Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate’s January Session that would defund the governor’s protective detail.
“A lot of the governor’s power is deferred to the General Assembly at that point and I’ll be getting with my colleagues to circumvent everything this governor has done on this point,” Carrico said. “I have a budget amendment that I’m looking at to take away his executive protection unit. If he’s so afraid of guns, then I’m not going to surround him with armed state policemen.”
The rank hypocrisy of left-wing, anti-gun politicians is glaring. They don’t want anyone else to have weapons for self-protection while they hide behind a wall of armed law enforcement themselves.
Pro-gun activists in Virginia claim they secured a promise from a state lawmaker that legislators will propose to defund Herring’s new gun control policy.
Michael Hammond, Gun Owners of America Legislative Counsel, says GOA “obtained commitment from a state legislator that he will move to defund this lawless act when the state legislature considers the budget over the next three months. In addition, we will push to ensure that Herring’s unilateral decree is denied the funds to pursue other political vendettas.”
Virginia will stop recognizing the 25 out-of-state concealed carry permits on February 1. Some states that border the commonwealth will affect specific cities, like Bristol, which Virginia shares with Tennessee, a state whose permit will no longer be honored in the Old Dominion, The Herald Courier notes.
Residents of Bristol say it is unfair that they become criminals as a result of crossing a street in town, because their permit is no good in Virginia anymore.
Of course McAuliffe, in addition to being Bill and Hill’s “lap dog” is also an Obama sycophant. He is seeking to further Obama’s “gun grabbing” efforts at the state level; as per Obama’s marching orders from the Oval Office.
McAuliffe vetoed a number of pro-gun bills from the legislature this year and issued an executive order prohibiting concealed carry permit holders with their firearms in executive offices buildings all over the state.
Second Amendment activists are expected to lobby Virginia state legislators from both chambers in Richmond on January 18 during lobby day at the capitol.
2016 may well be a year of 2nd Amendment battles across the nation. President Obama has vowed to push as far as he can with “gun grabbing.”
He is so desperate for some kind of “legacy” that he will do whatever he can to “cement” his place in the socialists’ hall of fame.
That certainly includes doing as much damage to the Bill of Rights as possible.