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Lawmakers reject governor’s changes on concealed guns bill

12 March 2016 News


 

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have rejected Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed changes to legislation that would allow people who are protected by a protective order to carry a hidden handgun without getting a permit.

Lawmakers in both chambers, including Democrats, voted against the governor’s amendments to the legislation Friday.

Under the legislation, people who are 21 and older and protected by a protective order could carry a firearm without a permit for 45 days after the order was issued.

McAuliffe wanted people protected by a protective order to take a firearms safety class before they could carry a concealed weapon, among other changes.

The legislation, without the governor’s amendments, was voted back to the governor to be signed or vetoed.