VA Governor Terry McAuliffe’s ‘Red Herring’

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Grass Roots North Carolina
Grass Roots North Carolina

North Carolina –-(Ammoland.com)- In response to Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s statement that Virginia will no longer honor North Carolina concealed handgun permits, Grass Roots North Carolina president Paul Valone made the following remarks:

“Ironically, earlier this year a liberal TV station in Raleigh raised the question of whether Virginia permit requirements are sufficiently stringent to allow Virginia permits to be used here.

Now, liberal Democrats in Virginia are claiming our permit standards aren’t sufficiently stringent.

What both have in common is that they are solutions in search of a problem, and are just thinly veiled political schemes to restrict the ability of lawful citizens to protect themselves and their families.

“In truth, regardless of issuing standards, concealed handgun permit-holders are overwhelmingly responsible, meaning they rarely commit crimes. I defy anybody to come up with credible statistics indicating that different issuing requirements correlate with the likelihood of permit-holders committing crimes, because those statistics don’t exist.

“In fact, we now have seven states with laws eliminating the need for concealed carry permits by lawful citizens altogether – that’s right, in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, Vermont and Wyoming you don’t need a permit to carry a firearm for lawful self-protection. Yet even in the states where no permit is required, nobody has demonstrated a problem with lawful citizens suddenly running amok.

“By disqualifying fully twenty-five of thirty states from reciprocity, all Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe and Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring (maybe we should call him “Red Herring?”) have done is to trump up an “audit” to restrict, as much as possible, the ability of citizens to protect themselves.

“Given that radical Islamic terrorists have vowed to hit “soft targets” in the United States, what Virginia and other states should be doing is to loosen restrictions on concealed carry, not tighten them. In fact, Japanese Admiral Yamamoto is credited with saying, “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”

We are asking the 11 million concealed handgun permit-holders across the country to do exactly that, and to help them, we have set up a website at www.EveryBladeOfGrass.org.”

About:
Grass Roots North Carolina/Forum for Firearms Education is a non-profit, all volunteer organization devoted to educating the public about trends which abridge the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, and engaging in grass roots activism to preserve those freedoms. Formed in 1994 to conduct a highly successful rally for the Second Amendment, GRNC has gone on to conduct projects like “Remember in November: A Gun Owner’s Guide to Voting,” bringing concealed carry to North Carolina. Visit:www.grnc.org

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Shaft
Shaft
5 years ago

So what else is new

Albert Perez
Albert Perez
5 years ago

Given Virginia’s role n declaring independence and making the Bill of Rights a requirement for ratifying the Constitution this is just flat out embarrassing.

JR Bailey
JR Bailey
5 years ago

That sounds great in theory, especially if all the cops you encounter happened to be oath keepers. However, if you encounter any oath breakers with badges, and it’s a little chilly out, and your coat would you have tucked inside the butt of your sidearm comes loose, and covers your sidearm even momentarily, the oath breaker with a badge, can then arrest you for carrying a concealed weapon. This is not some arbitrary scenario: it happens across our country every year. This results in arrest records, tens of thousands of dollars in lawyers fees, and inevitably the conviction. This is… Read more »

Geoff
Geoff
5 years ago

Stupid keyboard! Time to get a new one.
“when YOU go”, not “yo go”

Geoff
Geoff
5 years ago

So just OPEN CARRY when yo go to or through Virginia, I will.
It is an Open Carry State, no permit required.

hippybiker
hippybiker
5 years ago

The good people of Virgina should consider lobbying their State Legislatures to impeach these rascals, or have a recall election if it is permissible.

Farmer
Farmer
5 years ago

Japanese Admiral Yamamoto is credited with saying, “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”
Oft attributed to Yamamoto …. but that has been debunked many times. It is a nice thought tho’

Janek
Janek
5 years ago

Damn Democrats and their ‘provincialism’.

Eric
Eric
5 years ago

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