Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

March 19, 2014

Virginia governor vetoes gun bill

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed his first piece of legislation.

The legislation’s sponsor says the Democratic governor denied a bill aimed at clarifying how gun owners could transport firearms in their vehicles.

Rockingham Republican Del. Ben Cline issued a statement Tuesday accusing McAuliffe of trying to curry favor with gun control advocates. 

Cline says his bill was meant to clarify that existing state laws allows gun owners who do not have a concealed carry permit to put guns in secure compartments, like a glove compartment, in their vehicles.

McAuliffe wants the compartments to be locked, and tried unsuccessfully to amend Cline’s bill during the legislative session.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a gun control advocate, was a major donor to McAuliffe’s gubernatorial campaign.

 

1
Text Only
Virginia State News
West Virginia State News
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Sister Newspapers' News