RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) — Attorney General Mark Herring made a major announcement on gun control Tuesday. Virginia will no longer honor out-of-state concealed carry handgun permits from more than two dozen states, including Tennessee, WSMV reports.
The Attorney General’s Office says permits from these states will no longer be recognized because “their laws are not sufficient to prevent someone who is disqualified under Virginia law from receiving a concealed handgun permit.”
“Virginia, and nearly every other state in the country, have recognized that carrying a concealed handgun is a significant responsibility that should be extended only to those who have gone through a process to prove a level of competency and responsibility,” said Herring. “Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal their handguns in Virginia. Those standards should apply to everyone in Virginia equally, at all times. They should not be undermined by wrongly recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards.”