Richmond, Va. – It is expected to be announced by Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring on Tuesday that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states that they currently have reciprocity agreements with, according to a report from the Washington Post.
The report says Herring’s office reviewed the agreements with the 30 states Virginia has concealed carry agreements with and found that 25 of those states had permit regulations that were weaker than Virginia’s.
The states are: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Agreements will remain with West Virginia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.
The State Police superintendent accepted Herring’s recommendation to sever agreements with those states, effective Feb. 1.
According to Virginia law, there are 20 conditions that would disqualify a person from being issued a concealed carry permit.
They include anyone in the United States illegally, subject to a protection from abuse order, or convicted of various criminal charges from drunken driving to assault and battery.