NRA working on ‘total recognition’ legislation to fix Virginia’s concealed carry mess

posted at 10:01 am on December 30, 2015 by Matt Vespa

Given that the National Rifle Association’s headquarters is located in Virginia, it was to be expected that the nation’s oldest civil rights organization wasn’t just going to sit around while Attorney General Mark Herring decided to set fire the Constitution on fire. As Katie wrote last week, the AG decided to unilaterally gut concealed carry reciprocity agreements with two dozen states. The AG probably hoped that the timing of the announcement–three days before Christmas–would allow this to slip under the radar. Nope. Second Amendment supporters are ever vigilant–and we vote. The NRA was quick to slam the decision, with Executive Director Chris Cox saying that this unilateral action is dangerous and puts people’s lives at risk.

As we enter the New Year, the NRA announced that they were working on “total recognition” legislation that would require Virginia to recognize valid concealed carry permits from every other state. Additionally, the legislation would “further require the attorney general to enter into a reciprocity agreement with any state that requires an agreement in order to recognize Virginia concealed handgun permits.” It remedies the fiasco the AG office has reaped upon the Commonwealth, and does so democratically.

As of February 1, 2016, concealed carry permits from the following states will no longer be recognized in Virginia; Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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In response to Attorney General Herring’s action, NRA-ILA is currently working on legislation for the 2016 Virginia session to address the reciprocity issue. This legislation will require Virginia to recognize valid permits or licenses from every other state. Due to NRA’s past efforts, 18 states already have such a “total recognition” law. The Virginia legislation would further require the attorney general to enter into a reciprocity agreement with any state that requires an agreement in order to recognize Virginia concealed handgun permits. As the legislative session begins to unfold, we expect additional legislation to be filed in response to the Attorney General’s actions as well as the Governor’s previous Executive Order 50; however, we will continue to work with pro-Second Amendment legislators on viable solutions to solve the problems that this administration has caused.

Other Second Amendment rights groups will be active as well. On January 18, the Virginia Citizens Defense League will be hosting a rally in Richmond at 11 a.m. Details can be found here.


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I still want the protective detail stripped from the Punk and his AG lapdog…

Rogue on December 30, 2015 at 10:03 AM

It’s going to be rather humorous if the actions of Virginia’s AG ultimately backfires on him in the form of expanding reciprocity in Virginia over what existed before Herring’s acted.

NotCoach on December 30, 2015 at 10:05 AM

Just think of all the money that could be saved by not having state legislators. All the power would reside in the Executive. Hell, they could even start electing governors and other political office holders for life.

That worked out so well in the past.

GarandFan on December 30, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Democrats: Always working to take your money and liberty. Nothing they do increases either.

darwin on December 30, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Democrats hate liberty and the Constitution.

Krupnikas on December 30, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Beginning January 1, police in California may confiscate firearms from gun owners thought to be a danger to themselves or others without giving the owner any notice …

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2015/12/29/police-may-confiscate-guns-without-notice-owner-starting-january-1/

Pork-Chop on December 30, 2015 at 10:08 AM

The AG walks this back in 3…2…1…

vnvet on December 30, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Attorney General Mark Herring decided to set fire the Constitution on fire

Spellcheck does not preclude the need to proofread.

jnelchef on December 30, 2015 at 10:14 AM

“Reactionary temper tantrums may play well on right-wing blogs, but they don’t make anyone safer,” McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy told FoxNews.com. “Governor McAuliffe has worked with local, state and federal law enforcement officials to keep guns out of by better enforcing Virginia gun’s safety laws, a common refrain of gun advocates.”

-Fox news

Lyin’ MF’er.

So fully vetted CCW holders qualify as “dangerous hands”. Yeah we can trust these guys on their “background check” BS.

antipc on December 30, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Pork-Chop on December 30, 2015 at 10:08 AM

In reality if you know someone is mentally unstable it’s probably wise to make sure they don’t have access to guns.

Unfortunately, the left couldn’t care less about innocent lives or the mentally unstable. Their sole intent is to create laws designed to circumvent the 2nd Amendment.

The left simply cannot be trusted. Ever.

darwin on December 30, 2015 at 10:16 AM

In the meantime, VA’s GOP is starting to make life unpleasant for Terry McAwful.


A Virginia state senator has thrown down the gauntlet with Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a brewing battle over gun rights — pushing to defund the governor’s armed bodyguards unless he revokes an order that banned firearms in most state buildings.

“It’s easy for someone who is surrounded by armed state policemen to tell someone else they can’t carry a weapon to protect themselves,” Republican state Sen. Charles W. Carrico Sr. told FoxNews.com

Why should state police protect Terry? Give me one good reason.

Happy Nomad on December 30, 2015 at 10:17 AM

OT: Does anyone really care about Bill Cosby being charged? Personally I can’t see burning a post slot on it unless Ed or AP want to hit it.

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

OT: Does anyone really care about Bill Cosby being charged? Personally I can’t see burning a post slot on it unless Ed or AP want to hit it.

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

No, I am wondering when Obama will get Lynch involved to get the charges dropped though.

darwin on December 30, 2015 at 10:20 AM

OT: Does anyone really care about Bill Cosby being charged? Personally I can’t see burning a post slot on it unless Ed or AP want to hit it.

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

If you mean a main page post…no, not really

Rogue on December 30, 2015 at 10:20 AM

When will the GOP start defaming the NRA? By COB today?

Mr. Arrogant on December 30, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Lyin’ MF’er.

So fully vetted CCW holders qualify as “dangerous hands”. Yeah we can trust these guys on their “background check” BS.

antipc on December 30, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Yeah, but the “reactionary temper tantrum” goes toward the banning guns in state buildings and not Herring’s latest gun-grabbing attempt.

Herring is running for a second term as AG after legalizing gay “marriage” by fiat, continually seeking to grab guns, and otherwise attacking our civil rights and freedoms. I am curious if he’s got enough gun-haters, gays, and other parasites to win.

Happy Nomad on December 30, 2015 at 10:20 AM

No, I am wondering when Obama will get Lynch involved to get the charges dropped though.

darwin on December 30, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Won’t happen, Cosby strayed off the plantation and was telling black kids to man up and start taking responsibility for their own lot. He will be/must be destroyed.

Rogue on December 30, 2015 at 10:21 AM

OT: Does anyone really care about Bill Cosby being charged? Personally I can’t see burning a post slot on it unless Ed or AP want to hit it.

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

No. Obviously it’s a diversion from reality. Focus on the right hand.

Mr. Arrogant on December 30, 2015 at 10:22 AM

Attorney General Mark Herring decided to set fire the Constitution on fire

Spellcheck does not preclude the need to proofread.

jnelchef on December 30, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Alright, who allowed Noah Rothman to post as Matt Vespa?

Stoic Patriot on December 30, 2015 at 10:22 AM

In reality if you know someone is mentally unstable it’s probably wise to make sure they don’t have access to guns.

darwin on December 30, 2015 at 10:16 AM

Agreed – BUT – with the new law in Kali all it takes is an allegation of violence or instability, by anyone, and the cops can cancel someone’s 2A rights and go seize their guns.
Think UVA rape allegations, Tawana Brawley, the Duke lacrosse team, etc etc….

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 10:23 AM

OT: Does anyone really care about Bill Cosby being charged? Personally I can’t see burning a post slot on it unless Ed or AP want to hit it.

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Nope.

Stoic Patriot on December 30, 2015 at 10:23 AM

OT: Does anyone really care about Bill Cosby being charged? Personally I can’t see burning a post slot on it unless Ed or AP want to hit it.

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Only if the reaction of some in the media is to try and suddenly make Cosby into a lifelong conservative Republican in order to further their War on Women meme to aid the Hillary ’16 campaign. If you start seeing enough of those types of think pieces pop up in the next 48 hours, then it’s worth doing a post on from the political angle.

jon1979 on December 30, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Why should state police protect Terry? Give me one good reason.

Happy Nomad on December 30, 2015 at 10:17 AM

They’re better at controlled reactive fire than Huey Long‘s thugs were?

clear ether

eon

eon on December 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Why should state police protect Terry? Give me one good reason.

Happy Nomad on December 30, 2015 at 10:17 AM

Well, naturally because, well, uh, hmmmm – nope can’t think of one…..

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Won’t happen, Cosby strayed off the plantation and was telling black kids to man up and start taking responsibility for their own lot. He will be/must be destroyed.

Rogue on December 30, 2015 at 10:21 AM

That’s right … I forgot.

Maybe if he blames white people and intergalactic trans-dimensional racism? That might soften Obama.

darwin on December 30, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Question: is Hotair looking for proofreaders? Cause I would like to apply if they are.

fragglerock61 on December 30, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Just renewed with the NRA for another year.
May have to send them some more…..

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Agreed – BUT – with the new law in Kali all it takes is an allegation of violence or instability, by anyone, and the cops can cancel someone’s 2A rights and go seize their guns.
Think UVA rape allegations, Tawana Brawley, the Duke lacrosse team, etc etc….

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Oh I have absolutely no doubt it was created to do just that.

darwin on December 30, 2015 at 10:28 AM

OT: Does anyone really care about Bill Cosby being charged? Personally I can’t see burning a post slot on it unless Ed or AP want to hit it.

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Ahem.

M240H on December 30, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Question: is Hotair looking for proofreaders? Cause I would like to apply if they are.

fragglerock61 on December 30, 2015 at 10:25 AM

If you think HA is bad – try reading Bearing Arms some time.
The spelling and grammar errors on HA almost disappeared when Noah left…..

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

I bet no other black star will have the audacity to mention that maybe today’s parents should stop raising thugs or even pull up their pants. That is the only thing I can think of that Cosby has done differently that isn’t S.O.P. in Hollywood that the “elite” turn a blind eye to.

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM

OT: Does anyone really care about Bill Cosby being charged? Personally I can’t see burning a post slot on it unless Ed or AP want to hit it.

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Not really. If Juanita Broaddrick brings charges against Hillary’s husband, you can write a blog post about that.

crrr6 on December 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM

I will not now or ever talk about anyone’s typing or grammar errors. EVER.

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Question: is Hotair looking for proofreaders? Cause I would like to apply if they are.

Why would they hire one when we have so many free ones here? ;-)

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:33 AM

I bet no other black star will have the audacity to mention that maybe today’s parents should stop raising thugs or even pull up their pants. That is the only thing I can think of that Cosby has done differently that isn’t S.O.P. in Hollywood that the “elite” turn a blind eye to.

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Probably why Sammy Jackson says the kind Shiite he does – so they leave him alone. I’d bet he does far more and worse than Cosby.

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Why would they hire one when we have so many free ones here? ;-)

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:33 AM

LOL!!
Touche’

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Why would they hire one when we have so many free ones here? ;-)

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:33 AM

BooYah!

Happy Nomad on December 30, 2015 at 10:38 AM

OT: Does anyone really care about Bill Cosby being charged? Personally I can’t see burning a post slot on it unless Ed or AP want to hit it.

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Only if it’s a post on why Bill Clinton hasn’t been charged. Or innumerable other politicians haven’t been charged with various crimes. Oh wait, this already is a post about elite privilege, the elite pecking pecking order and who is expendable to prop up the others.

Fenris on December 30, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Why should state police protect Terry? Give me one good reason.

Happy Nomad on December 30, 2015 at 10:17 AM

Well, naturally because, well, uh, hmmmm – nope can’t think of one…..

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Neither can I. Why fund what is clearly unnecessary what with McAwful and Herring fixing Virginia’s gun problem.

Happy Nomad on December 30, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Seems easy enough. How are gay marriage licences recognized in and between states?

rogerb on December 30, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Knock yourself out. Call it grammar practice.
Not that I care enough to participate though.

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Does that make it any less bad?
I don’t need an answer, I ain’t paying attention, just wanted to give food for thought.

cozmo on December 30, 2015 at 10:42 AM

I will not now or ever talk about anyone’s typing or grammar errors. EVER.

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Cute. :0

Happy Nomad on December 30, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Neither can I. Why fund what is clearly unnecessary what with McAwful and Herring fixing Virginia’s gun problem.

Happy Nomad on December 30, 2015 at 10:40 AM

And it’s not as if he has his hands on the nuke football…..

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 10:43 AM

Not really. If Juanita Broaddrick brings charges against Hillary’s husband, you can write a blog post about that.

crrr6 on December 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM

“Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend.” Learn your terms. ;)

fossten on December 30, 2015 at 10:43 AM

If Massachusetts gay “marriages” have to be recognized in Kentucky why doesn’t a Kentucky carry permit have to be recognized in Massachusetts?

ConstantineXI on December 30, 2015 at 10:47 AM

OT: Does anyone really care about Bill Cosby being charged? Personally I can’t see burning a post slot on it unless Ed or AP want to hit it.

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

I’m sad about it. Not really interested in talking about it though. Another part of my childhood spoiled…

ConstantineXI on December 30, 2015 at 10:48 AM

Lyin’ MF’er.

So fully vetted CCW holders qualify as “dangerous hands”. Yeah we can trust these guys on their “background check” BS.

antipc on December 30, 2015 at 10:15 AM

This is the AG admitting that government [email protected] everything up.

wifarmboy on December 30, 2015 at 10:51 AM

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Safer to read about him than to have a drink with him.

HonestLib on December 30, 2015 at 11:02 AM

The legislation sounds great but does the VA legislature have enough votes to override the Punk’s veto?

TXUS on December 30, 2015 at 11:07 AM

I’d mentioned elsewhere the SSM licenses argument. Something more fun and satisfying…

Maybe Ohio and the other states should announce they aren’t accepting Virginia Drivers Licences as valid identification. Virginia plate, get pulled over for suspicion of driving without a valid license.

The_Livewire on December 30, 2015 at 11:14 AM

OT: Jetpack’s list of the most active commenters of 2015 –

These were your 5 most active commenters:

1 Schadenfreude 27482 comments
2 Newtie and the Beauty 13574 comments
3 thatsafactjack 9038 comments
4 oscarwilde 8574 comments
5 blink 7644 comments

Happy New Year.

J

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 11:17 AM

These were your 5 most idiotic commenters:

1 HonestLib 27482 comments
2 HonestLib 13574 comments
3 HonestLib 9038 comments
4 HonestLib 8574 comments
5 HonestLib 7644 comments

Happy New Year.

J

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Jazz, can you please ban the idiot HonestLib? Please!

HonestLib on December 30, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Jazz, can you please ban the idiot HonestLib? Please!

HonestLib on December 30, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Geez, 75 comments a day, and that’s only on your first sockpuppet. Don’t you sleep?

Fenris on December 30, 2015 at 11:28 AM

Blame the RNC of Va. They would not support Cuch or Obby for Gov or AG. Need a big shakeup of the Bolling crowd. Ass all but endorsed McCauliff over Cuch which gave us this weasel AG.

faol on December 30, 2015 at 11:38 AM

These were your 5 most active commenters:

1 Schadenfreude 27482 comments
2 Newtie and the Beauty 13574 comments
3 thatsafactjack 9038 comments
4 oscarwilde 8574 comments
5 blink 7644 comments

Happy New Year.

J

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Half of those Schad comments were “TRUMP is DOOOOOOOOMED” ya know ;)

Rogue on December 30, 2015 at 11:40 AM

“…hile Attorney General Mark Herring decided to set fire the Constitution on fire.

“It remedies the fiasco the AG office has reaped upon the Commonwealth, and does so democratically.”

Matt, you should read it at least once after you’ve written it.

E9RET on December 30, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Question: is Hotair looking for proofreaders? Cause I would like to apply if they are.

Why would they hire one when we have so many free ones here? ;-)

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:33 AM

This looks like an appropriate spot to leave this:

This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put.

– Winston Churchill

GrumpyOldFart on December 30, 2015 at 11:48 AM

This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put.
– Winston Churchill

GrumpyOldFart on December 30, 2015 at 11:48 AM

LOL! Love it.

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Blame the RNC of Va. They would not support Cuch or Obby for Gov or AG. Need a big shakeup of the Bolling crowd. Ass all but endorsed McCauliff over Cuch which gave us this weasel AG.

faol on December 30, 2015 at 11:38 AM

A weasel AG who won by 100 votes and only then discovered that he wanted the gays to be treated like normal people when it comes to “marriage.” Months of campaigning about the sanctity of Virginia’s laws on the subject and within days of stealing the election….. poof! The poofsters had an advocate.

Happy Nomad on December 30, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Whew, I thought I had no life.

HonestLib on December 30, 2015 at 11:25 AM

No fair!

Why do you get all the spots? cozmo ain’t feelin’ the love.

cozmo on December 30, 2015 at 11:58 AM

GrumpyOldFart on December 30, 2015 at 11:48 AM

My other favorite from him:

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.

Winston Churchill

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM

None of the proposed responses matter unless the actions are done right now, quickie quick quick…not as a fund raiser for corrupt local politicians and dithering by the gun lobby. Someone should be sitting in the lobby of whatever court has jurisdiction. If the decree is illegal, immediately take it to court.

JIMV on December 30, 2015 at 12:02 PM

You can bet other “communist” states are watching the outcome of this very closely. I wonder – are they trying to gin up a new kind of war between the states? Hmmmm.

HomeoftheBrave on December 30, 2015 at 12:11 PM

All part of Obama’s lame duck push to get around the 2nd Amendment. CA now says it’s legal for them to take your guns if someone calls them and says they think you’re unstable and possibly dangerous or something.

Death of a thousand cuts…..

Hank_Scorpio on December 30, 2015 at 12:20 PM

I still want the protective detail stripped from the Punk and his AG lapdog…

Rogue on December 30, 2015 at 10:03 AM

I wrote both my state senator and my state delegate, informing them of exactly this. I got an out-of-office for my delegate, but the senator wrote back to let me know he will be backing legislation to correct this (but he didn’t say he would agree to strip McAuliffe’s and Herring’s protective details).

Pork-Chop on December 30, 2015 at 10:08 AM

4th and 5th Amendments? What are those?

I am curious if he’s got enough gun-haters, gays, and other parasites to win.

Happy Nomad on December 30, 2015 at 10:20 AM

WAY too many DCers live in NorVa. We really need to force them to secede.

Why would they hire one when we have so many free ones here? ;-)

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Because you want it proofread BEFORE it goes live?

None of the proposed responses matter unless the actions are done right now,

JIMV on December 30, 2015 at 12:02 PM

Va legislature doesn’t even come back into session until mid-January, I think. It’s one of those that doesn’t sit around, having nothing to do except think up mischief.

GWB on December 30, 2015 at 12:24 PM

Question: is Hotair looking for proofreaders? Cause I would like to apply if they are.
Why would they hire one when we have so many free ones here? ;-)

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Grammarian Grenadiers to the rescue of tortured speechifier ;-)

E9RET on December 30, 2015 at 12:24 PM

Death of a thousand cuts…..

Hank_Scorpio on December 30, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Incrementalism, boiling the frog, so common it has several idioms.

Fenris on December 30, 2015 at 12:24 PM

Blame the RNC of Va. They would not support Cuch or Obby for Gov or AG. Need a big shakeup of the Bolling crowd. Ass all but endorsed McCauliff over Cuch which gave us this weasel AG.

faol on December 30, 2015 at 11:38 AM

And I’m afraid they may mess up the upcoming primaries also. Although usually the Virginia primaries are moot by the time they get here.

TfromV on December 30, 2015 at 1:51 PM

cozmo on December 30, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Does it make any of what worse? These people have been turning a blind eye to the exploitation of children and now the world is supposed to be outrageously outraged. I just want to know what makes Cosby different?

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2015 at 1:54 PM

1 Schadenfreude 27482 comments

27,482 comments?? Really?? Got to be a joke. I don’t think that’s possible because, if true, that’s about 1 comment every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. I know the guy is prolific and suspect that he has little life outside of posting on HotAir but that’s insane.

Rod on December 30, 2015 at 2:17 PM

27,482 comments?? Really?? Got to be a joke. I don’t think that’s possible because, if true, that’s about 1 comment every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. I know the guy is prolific and suspect that he has little life outside of posting on HotAir but that’s insane.

Rod on December 30, 2015 at 2:17 PM

I’m kind of curious now as to what my tally might be.
However, I know it’s nowhere near that high – since I actually do have a life outside of HA…..

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 2:45 PM

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM

And let us not forget:

Lady: Winston, if you were my husband, I should flavour your coffee with arsenic.

Winston: Madam, if I were your husband, I’d drink it!

SDN on December 30, 2015 at 2:49 PM

SDN on December 30, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Oh ya – another classic.

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 2:59 PM

“Inside Every Democrat Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out.”

FeedTheHogs on December 30, 2015 at 3:29 PM

If Massachusetts gay “marriages” have to be recognized in Kentucky why doesn’t a Kentucky carry permit have to be recognized in Massachusetts?

ConstantineXI on December 30, 2015 at 10:47 AM

Because apparently SSM is constitutional and actually carrying you gun is not.(You can have one, you just cant bring it out of your house.)Liberal logic is… never mind, there is no such thing as liberal logic.

Corsair on December 30, 2015 at 3:40 PM

These were your 5 most active commenters:

1 Schadenfreude 27482 comments
2 Newtie and the Beauty 13574 comments
3 thatsafactjack 9038 comments
4 oscarwilde 8574 comments
5 blink 7644 comments

Happy New Year.

J

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 11:17 AM

And a lot of those were long, well-thought-out and well-written ones.
Not all of them … but Jackie is amazing, and OW is no slouch.

27,482 comments?? Really?? Got to be a joke. I don’t think that’s possible because, if true, that’s about 1 comment every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. I know the guy is prolific and suspect that he has little life outside of posting on HotAir but that’s insane.

Rod on December 30, 2015 at 2:17 PM

It’s closer to every 22 minutes every day, but the frequency is more unevenly distributed than that.

I’m kind of curious now as to what my tally might be.
However, I know it’s nowhere near that high – since I actually do have a life outside of HA…..

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Is there some little widget that we could use to get our running score for the year? That might just encourage more trolls though.
Better to leave it secret — however, I think it is interesting that HA’s blog host can compile these numbers!

AesopFan on December 30, 2015 at 3:45 PM

“…hile Attorney General Mark Herring decided to set fire the Constitution on fire. ”

“It remedies the fiasco the AG office has reaped upon the Commonwealth, and does so democratically.”

Matt, you should read it at least once after you’ve written it.

E9RET on December 30, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Question: is Hotair looking for proofreaders? Cause I would like to apply if they are.

Why would they hire one when we have so many free ones here? ;-)

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:33 AM

But you guys might listen to our advice if you had to pay for it … ;) backatcha

This looks like an appropriate spot to leave this:

This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put.

– Winston Churchill

GrumpyOldFart on December 30, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Never gets old.

AesopFan on December 30, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Why would they hire one when we have so many free ones here? ;-)

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Well, yeah. But nobody pays any attention to us.

Solaratov on December 30, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Jazz Shaw on December 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Judging from the number of comments, you might just as well have run the post.

Safer to read about him than to have a drink with him.

HonestLib on December 30, 2015 at 11:02 AM

HL, I don’t think you are in any danger.
Don’t take the girls to get his autograph, though.

AesopFan on December 30, 2015 at 3:49 PM

If Massachusetts gay “marriages” have to be recognized in Kentucky why doesn’t a Kentucky carry permit have to be recognized in Massachusetts?

ConstantineXI on December 30, 2015 at 10:47 AM

I believe this has been noted before.
Maybe VA will break the dam.

AesopFan on December 30, 2015 at 3:50 PM

If we had an actual Republican Party with balls in congress we could do a lot by eliminating many..many jobs in Washington and thus changing the liberal voter base in northern VA….

..but good luck with that – they couldn’t care less..

celt on December 30, 2015 at 3:54 PM

It’s going to be rather humorous if the actions of Virginia’s AG ultimately backfires on him in the form of expanding reciprocity in Virginia over what existed before Herring’s acted.

NotCoach on December 30, 2015 at 10:05 AM

That’s why they tried to slip it in under the radar, but the NRA has a lot of dedicated gov-watchers.

Beginning January 1, police in California may confiscate firearms from gun owners thought to be a danger to themselves or others without giving the owner any notice …

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2015/12/29/police-may-confiscate-guns-without-notice-owner-starting-january-1/

Pork-Chop on December 30, 2015 at 10:08 AM

In reality if you know someone is mentally unstable it’s probably wise to make sure they don’t have access to guns.

Unfortunately, the left couldn’t care less about innocent lives or the mentally unstable. Their sole intent is to create laws designed to circumvent the 2nd Amendment.

The left simply cannot be trusted. Ever.

darwin on December 30, 2015 at 10:16 AM

Justs saw the first sentence and thought at first we had one of the trolls on-board, then scrolled on down.

You are correct, but the main reason lies in who gets to define “mentally unstable” – because the Left thinks that the Right is prima facie insane (and vice versa of course).
And then there is this:

Agreed – BUT – with the new law in Kali all it takes is an allegation of violence or instability, by anyone, and the cops can cancel someone’s 2A rights and go seize their guns.
Think UVA rape allegations, Tawana Brawley, the Duke lacrosse team, etc etc….

dentarthurdent on December 30, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Once the damage is done, the Left doesn’t care if the accused is eventually exonerated.

AesopFan on December 30, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Once the damage is done, the Left doesn’t care if the accused is eventually exonerated.

AesopFan on December 30, 2015 at 3:55 PM

And the weapons are probably scrap by then, anyway (or in some politicians or policeman’s collection).

GWB on December 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM

And I’m afraid they may mess up the upcoming primaries also. Although usually the Virginia primaries are moot by the time they get here.

TfromV on December 30, 2015 at 1:51 PM

Look up the “loyalty oath” they want everyone who registers and/or votes Republican to sign.

Mischeif incoming!

Solaratov on December 30, 2015 at 4:08 PM

If we had an actual Republican Party with balls in congress we could do a lot by eliminating many..many jobs in Washington and thus changing the liberal voter base in northern VA….

..but good luck with that – they couldn’t care less..

celt on December 30, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Interesting thought. “….an actual Republican Party with balls….”

I don’t believe I’ve ever seen one.

But then, I’m old and my memory isn’t all it once was.

Solaratov on December 30, 2015 at 4:15 PM

They should add an amendment that states that until all conditions of the bill are met, the governor and AG will lose their tax-payer funded security details.

Iblis on December 30, 2015 at 4:26 PM

The question is whether they can sustain it over McAwful’s veto. How many Democrats are ideologically (and Bloomberg cash beholden) suicide bent to deny gun rights?

ironked on December 30, 2015 at 5:18 PM

“Given that the National Rifle Association’s headquarters is located in Virginia, it was to be expected that the nation’s oldest civil rights organization wasn’t just going to sit around while Attorney General Mark Herring decided to set fire the Constitution on fire.”

I presume you mean Virginia’s Constitution.

Dusty on December 30, 2015 at 5:53 PM

I presume you mean Virginia’s Constitution.

Dusty on December 30, 2015 at 5:53 PM

*makes shooshing motion* He’s on a roll.

GWB on December 30, 2015 at 6:09 PM

McAuliffe and Herring are done in Virginia.

Both are self-made bastards who don’t give a whit what the voters want, and McAuliffe is an especially fragrant brand of turd.

He is, to be specific, another foul leaving to step across leftover from the Clinton parade.

I am truly ashamed to admit that enough of my Virginia brothers and sisters were duped by this charlatan of a carpetbagging shit.

hillbillyjim on December 30, 2015 at 6:42 PM

Look up the “loyalty oath” they want everyone who registers and/or votes Republican to sign.

Mischeif incoming!

Solaratov on December 30, 2015 at 4:08 PM

We have open primaries in Virginia and don’t register to vote by party. Also the RNC can posture and bluster all they want but they can’t require or demand voters do or sign anything. Matter of fact on election day they can’t even petition within something like 100 yards of a polling place. Same goes for the DNC.

Oldnuke on December 30, 2015 at 8:27 PM

I do lead paint work and lead paint work requires a permit. In the United States there are two states with the toughest lead paint laws. Minnesota and Massachusetts. So like myself, those who want to work multistate go to either of those states and get a permit. This allows one with either a Massachusetts or Minnesota permit to work almost anywhere.

It seems like this would be the best way for those of us who want or need to carry multistate. You travel a lot and want a permit nationwide go to CT or Ca or Mass. And then just run a tiered set up. The loser the permit laws in your state the less states where you have reciprocity.

ArthurMachado on December 31, 2015 at 7:54 AM

What we really need is a national “total recognition” law.

soghornetgunner on December 31, 2015 at 9:33 AM

What we really need is a national “total recognition” law.

soghornetgunner on December 31, 2015 at 9:33 AM

As a big believer in states’ rights, this makes me cringe. This is how single-issue passion leads to single-issue political pressure, which leads to dictatorial laws. Gotta discipline this little urge when I feel it itching in me.

Re Cosby. I am sick of him getting accused and pilloried in the press with no due process. The pile-on just has too much mob glee about it. I hope he manages to get impartial justice, somehow, now that it looks like he will at least see the inside of a real courtroom.

RushBaby on January 1, 2016 at 6:16 AM