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Va. Senate Rejects Bill to Nix Handgun Permit Requirement

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    Virginia's Republican-controlled Senate has narrowly rejected a measure that would have done away the state's concealed handgun permit requirement.

    The bill received a 20-20 vote on Monday. Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam's vote against the bill killed the measure.

    The vote comes a few days after Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican leaders announced a rare compromise on gun policy.

    Under the compromise, the state would reverse a policy that sought to invalidate concealed handgun permits in Virginia held by residents of 25 other states.

    Lawmakers would also prohibit people from carrying a firearm if they are subject to a permanent protective order for a domestic violence offense. Police would also have to be at gun shows to perform voluntary background checks.

    Those measures must be approved by the General Assembly.