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    Maybe Justice Roush for the Restoration of Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Perhaps?

    Interesting, though timid, proposal:

    A Modest Proposal: Maybe Justice Roush for the Restoration of Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Perhaps?
    The GOP leaders in the General Assembly could indicate that they would be favorably disposed to install Justice Roush on the Court – she is wonderfully qualified – if the executive would restore by statute if necessary the former concealed-carry reciprocity that existed before. Better pass a bill first.

    How could the GOP help McAuliffe and Herring walk back that one? Maybe this: This gesture was hurting the wrong people and not helping Virginians. It would hurt tourism (into the Old Dominion and also Virginians going to other states) and it would enrich states like Utah and not necessarily help public safety.

    Maybe the deal can be sweetened somewhat but that is the gist. Both sides get what they want and the point is made for the future: Better consult the GA before you appoint a judge or justice!

    Yes it is unseemly to trade a jurist for a bill. But it happened before and will happen again. Both sides get something they really want.

    And if the governor refuses? The legislative leaders could say: We tried. The base of the GOP will be pleased and the legislative leaders will look reasonable to the voters. It’s a win-win.
    Instead of being modest, how about becoming bold? Up the ante - You want Quid Pro Quo, okay then: restore reciprocity with Constitutional Carry for everyone.

    And if the governor refuses? The legislative leaders could say: He's a dick.

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    Dear sweet bouncing Baby Geebus!

    The GOP leaders in the General Assembly could indicate that they would be favorably disposed to install Justice Roush on the Court – she is wonderfully qualified – if the executive would restore by statute if necessary the former concealed-carry reciprocity that existed before.
    1 - the executive branch can do nothing about statute except approve or veto actions of the GA.

    2 - knowing that McAullif will never be predisposed to passing any such legislation it will be on the GA to ensure enough votes for a veto override.

    If the GA wants to restore reciprocity to status quo ante in a way that the executive branch cannot diddle with it they merely need to write a bill and vote on it. The word "shall" will be necessary as well as a clear statement of what "substantially similar" means in order to block the nitpicking that was used to declare 25 states' concealed carry license/permit not substantially similar.

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