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Dem. Gov., GOP Lawmakers Make Deal on Gun Control in Virginia

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By    |   Friday, 29 Jan 2016 06:29 PM

Virginia's Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and GOP state lawmakers have reached a rare compromise on gun control – including reversing course to recognize concealed handgun permits from 25 states.

McAuliffe and House Speaker William Howell outlined the deal Friday.

Among other things, GOP leaders have agreed to support a measure prohibiting people from carrying a firearm if they're subject to a permanent protective order for a domestic violence offense.

The compromise comes a month after the state's Attorney General Mark Herring announced concealed carry permits from states with less stringent regulations wouldn't be honored – a decision that would have taken effect this Monday and affected 6.3 million people, the NBC affiliate reports.

Andy Parker, father of murdered television reporter Alison Parker, was furious about the deal.

"Gov. McAuliffe should not be willing to recognize concealed carry permits from states where you can get a permit with no safety training, or even if you have a violent criminal record or a stalking conviction – all in exchange for the NRA’s support of watered-down gun safety bills," he said in a statement, the affiliate reports.

The measures must pass both houses of the Virginia General Assembly.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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