Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Herring makes fishy move

Virginia's partisan hack Democrat (I know, redundancy on top of redundancy) attorney general, Mark R. Herring, has just canceled concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 25 other states. And since many states won't offer reciprocity to states that don't honor their CC permits, this probably means I won't be able to carry in other jurisdictions.

Well, it's a small price to pay, I guess. Frankly, I was getting tired of all those people from North Carolina coming up here and cruising around the streets, hanging out of their car windows and taking potshots at pedestrians.

Seriously, here's a statistic that might have been useful in your deliberations, Mr. Attorney General Douche Bag: how many gun-related crimes have been committed in Virginia by lawful holders of CC permits issued by other states? I admit I don't know the answer - but I'm reasonably certain you don't either. This is a nuisance regulation that is intended to inconvenience law abiding citizens from other states (and citizens of Virginia, too, as they find their CC permits becoming useless elsewhere).

Hey, here's something you didn't think of, genius: Virginia is an open-carry state. You reckon the citizens of our fair commonwealth would feel more at ease if out-of-state visitors swaggered around festooned with Ruger Blackhawk revolvers and EAA 10mm pistols? Actually, that wouldn't bother me at all, but it might just cause you to have an "accidental discharge".

Mark R. Herring: proudly firing blanks in the war on gun violence.

Update: More here and here.

One thing I would strongly urge Virginia CC permit holders to do - get a Utah permit. It's good almost everywhere, except among the most hoplophobic states.

This settles one thing, for sure: I won't be retiring in Virginia.


JeffS said...

Correct -- the Utah permit is widely accepted, and the state is gracious in allowing non-residents to get one, but they are firm on their standards.

Yes, I have one.

RebeccaH said...

I have to wonder, why some states and not others?

Deborah said...

Paco, hasn't the retirement plan always been to go somewhere warmer (weather and politically)?

JeffS said...

Depends on the receiving state, Rebecca, and their acceptance of the 2nd Amendment. Oregon, for example, accepts no outside permits, although they will (sometimes) issue to non-residents. Ditto Illinois, which didn't even HAVE concealed carry permits until forced to do so by a federal judge a year or two ago.

Here's a useful reference:


Note to all: Do NOT treat this map as gospel! DON'T. This changes constantly. If you are traveling to a state, check that state laws first. Some are quite aggressive in enforcing their gun laws, especially when it comes to non-residents.

Paco said...

Thanks, Jeff. Good stuff.

Isophorone said...

Are you going to hang on for two years just to vote Herring out of office?

Paco said...

Well, I have to stick around 2 more years to get my '20' in, so, while I'm doing that, I'll be able to exercise my vote against him.