GUN CONTROL

Virginia Ends Concealed-Carry Reciprocity

Virginia will no longer recognize concealed-carry handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with the commonwealth, state Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday. The move is considered part of a larger initiative by gun-control advocates to tighten restrictions without going through GOP-controlled legislatures, The Washington Post reported. Herring said severing the out-of-state agreements will help prevent people who may be dangerous or irresponsible from carrying a concealed handgun in Virginia.