RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are set to announce a major deal on gun legislation.
McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy said the governor and GOP leaders will announce Friday a compromise on gun legislation that strengthens some gun control measures while relaxing others.
As part of the compromise, Democrats will reverse course and not revoke reciprocity agreements with 25 states for concealed handgun permits.
In exchange, Republicans will include a measure that will prohibit the subjects of permanent protective orders from having firearms. GOP lawmakers have called similar measures in past years a non-starter.
Republicans will also agree to require state police to be present at gun shows, where they can provide voluntary background checks on gun purchasers.
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