Advocates Ask Va. Gov. McAuliffe to Reconsider Gun Deal


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.

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