I was shocked to see several people in our culture trying to either dismiss or justify the actions of Virginia’s Attorney General Mark R. Herring eliminating reciprocity with 25 states. The chant is “But those states do not ‘meet the standards’ that Virginia imposes to their citizens, so he has a point.”
Ladies and gentleman, that is not the reason, that is the excuse to shut down reciprocity and hope to make Virginians with gun permits, pariahs among CWP states by waiting for the banned states to respond in kind. No, it was not about you after all. This is the Democrat machine punishing gun owners in Virginia.
And also what Bloomberg is thinking (Yes, I kinda detect his hairy hand behind this crap) is that other states try to pull the same stunt and disintegrate the Reciprocity movement across the nation. It was never about the law or keeping the commonwealth safe, otherwise they would have produced the numbers showing the waves of crime brought upon residents of other states passing or visiting Virginia. But those numbers are not available because simply they do not exist at best or show how well-behaved we are at worst.
So we need to do two things: If you live in one of the 25 banned states, contact your State’s Attorney general and demand that Virginian Citizens with carry permits be allowed to carry in your state. Second, get back on the National Reciprocity law, plain Jane, no additives: If you have a permit to carry in your state,you are allowed to carry nationwide. And that is it. Period.
And stop making excuses for the misdeeds of the Opposition. You cannot give the benefit of the doubt to those who have shown very clearly they want our rights destroyed. You can be polite, just don’t be stupid.