If things go according to plan in Virginia, we’re going to see how much anti-gun politicians really hate guns once they’re no longer protected by them.
Jumping on the anti-Second Amendment bandwagon, Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring has moved forward with a plan for Virginia to cease recognizing concealed carry permits granted by the 25 different states that issue such permits. But conservatives in the state legislature have a trick up their sleeves.
According to Virginia Senator Bill Carrico, Republicans in the State Senate will be able to strip Governor Terry McAuliffe of the armed security team that protects him via a planned budget amendment that he will introduce in January.
“If he’s so afraid of guns, then I’m not going to surround him with armed state policemen,” Carrico stated. One can only hope this makes McAuliffe reconsider his Attorney General’s decision.
Although McAuliffe has already made a name for himself as an avowed enemy of gun rights, the state of Virginia permits licensed gun owners to engage in concealed carry. Thanks to Attorney General Herring, however, gun owners traveling through or visiting Virginia will be denied a right recognized in 25 other states.
“Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate’s January Session that would defund the governor’s protective detail.
‘A lot of the governor’s power is deferred to the General Assembly at that point and I’ll be getting with my colleagues to circumvent everything this governor has done on this point,’ Carrico said. ‘I have a budget amendment that I’m looking at to take away his executive protection unit. If he’s so afraid of guns, then I’m not going to surround him with armed state policemen.’”