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Virginia Looks To Expand Reciprocity With ANY State That Issues Concealed Carry Permits

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Yep, you read that correctly. After a bouncy start to the year when reciprocity looked like it was in trouble, the decision was reversed in a surprise turn of events.

Now, House Bill 1163 looks to expand that reciprocity even further, and would allow anyone with an out-of-state concealed carry permit to carry in the state of Virginia.

Recognition of out-of-state concealed handgun permits. Provides that a holder of a concealed handgun permit issued by any state who is at least 21 years of age is authorized to carry a concealed handgun in Virginia. The bill requires the Attorney General to enter into agreements for reciprocal recognition with other states that require an agreement to be in place before the state will recognize a Virginia concealed handgun permit as valid in the state. Current law recognizes concealed handgun permits issued by states that (i) provide a 24-hour-a-day means of verification of the validity of the permits issued in that state and (ii) have requirements and qualifications that are adequate to prevent possession of a permit by persons who would be denied a permit in Virginia.

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The bill passed the House by a vote of 72-26 on Wednesday, and has headed to the Senate for further consideration.

Additionally, the legislation would prevent a person who has had a Virginia permit revoked from having an out-of-state permit recognized in Virginia.

For full text of the bill, click here.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • Sovereign_Citizen

    Well, this is a surprising piece of good news:) Guess Terry McAulliffe cant have it his way.

  • Marc

    So that guy took Bloom’s money, but then turned right around and told him to f*** off?

    • Mike Vee

      Don’t you just love it!

      • Marc

        indeed i do!

  • Stumper24

    Amazing the change of heart once they find out that their own security will seriously be removed.
    Uh oh. You mean you can cut funding and take away my armed guards.. your having a temper tantrum….
    LOL… Can and will sure changed the tune.

  • Mike Vee

    “Gentlemen, We need to protect our phoney-baloney jobs! Harrumph!”

    • bjensen

      Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!

      (classic!)