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.