Sen. Warner to oppose concealed carry push

Sen. Warner to oppose concealed carry push

By Cristiano Lima (Politico) –

Sen. Mark Warner announced Wednesday he intends to oppose a congressional effort to expand gun owner rights through what’s known as “concealed carry reciprocity.”

The bill, introduced to the House of Representatives in January by GOP Rep. Richard Hudson of Virginia, would allow individuals to be held under the existing concealed carry measures of their home states, even when traveling beyond their borders, effectively loosening laws for out-of-state gun owners nationwide.

Warner (D-Va.), who supported a similar measure in 2013 and whose support for gun control initiatives has fluctuated over the past several years, said in a statement Wednesday he’d been moved to oppose the bill in light of the numerous mass shootings occurring in recent years in the U.S.

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