RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation to allow people who are protected by a protective order to carry a hidden handgun without getting a permit.
McAuliffe said Thursday that the legislation would have encouraged victims of domestic abuse to introduce guns into already dangerous situations.
The governor, a Democrat, tried unsuccessfully earlier this year to amend the legislation. McAuliffe wanted people protected by a protective order to take a firearms safety class before they could carry a concealed weapon, among other changes.