Gun toters who have Wisconsin concealed carry permits nestled next to their firearms will lose their right to carry concealed in Virginia as of Feb. 1.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring, a Democrat, decided to end recognition of concealed carry permits issued by Wisconsin and 24 other states because their concealed carry laws are weaker than Virginia's, according to the New York Times. (Wisconsin does not now recognize Virginia's permits.)
Virginia's concealed carry law has numerous disqualifiers "designed to prevent potentially dangerous or irresponsible individuals from being able to lawfully conceal handguns," Herring's office said in a statement. States losing Virginia concealed carry recognition do not have similar conditions.
Folks disqualified from Virginia concealed carry include those who:
Gretchen Schuldt is executive director of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative.
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