Gov. McAuliffe vetoes bills set to weaken gun safety laws

FILE - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures during a news conference at the Capitol, Monday, July 13, 2015, in Richmond, Va. (AP File Photo/Steve Helber)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WAVY) – Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed three bills Thursday that would have weakened gun safety laws.

Two of them, Senate Bill 626 and House Bill 766, would have eliminated application and safety requirements for those applying for concealed permits that have protective orders against others.

The other, House Bill 560, would have made prosecutors prove that not only did a person brandish a handgun, but they also did it in a manner to induce fear in the mind of another person.

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