House subcommittee changes bill's intent, opponents say. It was first proposed as an added safeguard for those who file for protective orders.
By Landmark News Service
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm
RICHMOND — What started out as an uncontroversial measure to protect people threatened with domestic violence has been rewritten by the General Assembly’s most gun-friendly committee to close off all public access to concealed-handgun permits.
If passed by the state legislature, it would be a sweeping change to the state’s decades-old system of regulating conceal ed weapons, a system whose records have always been public.
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