Gun Control

Lawmakers Aim to Overturn Governor's Gun Orders

Jan 26, 2016

Opponents of new gun control laws have set their sights on two executive orders issued by the governor – vowing to undo Terry McAuliffe’s limits on those who want to carry concealed weapons in the Commonwealth.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

Letters have gone out to 25 states informing them that because they have different rules for carrying a concealed weapon, Virginia will no longer honor the permits they’ve issued.  Senator Bill Carrico says that’s a big problem for his district.

Richmond Rallies on Guns

Jan 20, 2016

Hundreds of people rallied in Richmond yesterday – some calling for easier access to guns, while others argued for greater gun control.  Sandy Hausman was on hand and filed this report.

The weather was cold, the rhetoric hot as supporters and opponents of gun control rallied on Capitol Square.  The Virginia Citizens Defense League is outraged by recent limits imposed by Governor McAuliffe.  It’s president is Philip Van Cleave.   

VA Delegation on Gun Control

Jan 11, 2016

President Obama started the New Year off by refocusing Washington and the nation on gun control. Matt Laslo reports from Washington that he may have inadvertently broadened the gulf between him and Republicans who control Capitol Hill.

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Gun owners from out of state will find it harder to carry a concealed weapon in Virginia, beginning this February.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the state will no longer recognize concealed carry permits issued by other states whose standards aren't as strict as Virginia's.

North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee -- Those states all border Virginia, and it used to be that if you had a concealed carry permit issued from them then Virginia would automatically recognize it as valid within its borders too.

Faculty Fighting Back

Oct 26, 2015
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With a growing number of college campus shootings, it’s no surprise that some professors are feeling uneasy.  Others are coming up with some ways to limit firearm access without violating the Second Amendment.

As a senior writer at the Chronicle of Higher Education, Beth McMurtrie spends a lot of time talking to professors, and lately she finds they’re feeling angry and anxious.