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.