- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Latest on a compromise gun policy between Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers (all times local):

2:15: p.m.:

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Republican lawmakers are hailing a rare compromise on gun policies as a historic moment in Virginia politics.

McAuliffe and House Speaker William J. Howell outlined the deal at a news conference Friday.

Both said the compromise was a win for the state, not any particular party.

The proposed policy strengthens some gun control measures while reversing a policy that would have invalidated concealed handgun permits in Virginia held by residents of 25 other states.

Among other things, GOP leaders have agreed to support a measure prohibiting people from carrying a firearm if they are subject to a permanent protective order for a domestic violence offense.

___

1:00 p.m.:

Several gun control advocates are pressing Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to walk back from compromise on gun policies with Republican lawmakers.

Advocates, including victims or relatives of victims of gun-related violence, issuing a statement Friday calling the proposed compromise “practically a giveaway.”

McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy said Thursday that the proposed compromise strengthens some gun control measures while reversing a policy that would have invalidated concealed handgun permits in Virginia held by residents of 25 other states.

Among other things, GOP leaders have agreed to support a measure prohibiting people from carrying a firearm if they are subject to a permanent protective order for a domestic violence offense. The proposals must be approved the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

___

3:00 a.m.

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Republican speaker of Virginia’s House of Delegates are set to announce a rare compromise on gun policies that has leaders in both parties applauding.

McAuliffe and House Speaker William J. Howell plan to outline the deal at a news conference Friday.

McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy said Thursday that the policy strengthens some gun control measures while reversing a policy that would have invalidated concealed handgun permits in Virginia held by residents of 25 other states.

Among other things, GOP leaders have agreed to support a measure prohibiting people from carrying a firearm if they are subject to a permanent protective order for a domestic violence offense. The proposals must be approved the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide