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How Do You Get A Virginia Concealed Weapons Permit?

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The procedure to get the Concealed Weapon Permit is pretty straight forward. An application has to be made with a County Circuit Court, preferably of your jurisdiction, for a judge to decide on whether or not to grant the same. Certain documentation may also be required along with certain requirements on the part of the applicant to be eligible. The person making the application should be at least of twenty one years of age or older and must be residents in the state of Virginia. Additional documentation in the form of a Proof of Competency in using firearms will also be required. Around a quarter of the counties in Virginia also request for fingerprints in order to check for criminal records. A certain amount of money will also have to be paid for postage and processing.
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Virginia Gun Laws

“That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.”

These States recognize Virginia’s permit

  • PERMIT-ISSUING STATE
  • RECOGNIZING STATES
  • NON-RECOGNIZING STATES

Laws on Purchase, Possession and Carrying of Firearms

Purchase and Possession

No state permit is required to otherwise purchase or possess a rifle, shotgun or handgun. Virginia residents may purchase firearms from any licensed Federal Firearms Licensee, even if they are out of state. A criminal history record information check is required prior to purchasing any firearm, except for an antique or its replica. A fee of $2.00 will be collected for such a check. For non-residents it is $5.00.

If any buyer or transferee is denied the right to purchase a firearm, he may exercise his right of access to and review of the criminal history record information, provided such action is initiated within thirty days of the denial. A licensed firearm dealer shall not deliver a rifle or shotgun to a non-resident until an approval report is received from the state police or 10 days have gone by, whichever comes first.

It is a crime for any person to sell, give or otherwise furnish a handgun to a minor if he has reason to believe that the buyer or recipient is under 18 years of age, unless such transfer is made between family members or for the purpose of engaging in a sporting event or activity. A person under 18 shall not possess or transport a handgun or assault firearm.1

This prohibition does not apply to a minor in his own home or on his property or on the property of another with prior permission, while accompanied by an adult while hunting, at a range or firearm educational class, and while transporting an unloaded firearm to and from such activities.

It is unlawful for a person convicted of a felony, or any person under 29 with a juvenile adjudication, as a 14-year-old or older, which would be a felony if committed by an adult, or a person acquitted by reason of insanity and committed to a mental institution, to possess or transport a firearm. It is unlawful for any person who is subject to a protective order issued pursuant to family abuse or stalking to purchase or transport any firearm while the order is in effect. It is unlawful for anyone adjudicated legally incompetent or mentally incapacitated or involuntarily committed to purchase, possess or transport a firearm. It is unlawful to transfer a firearm to such persons.

It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to authorize a child under the age of twelve to use a firearm except when the child is under the supervision of an adult.

It is unlawful to possess, sell, transfer, or import any semi-automatic folding stock shotgun with a spring tension drum magazine capable of holding 12 rounds.

For More Information you may VisitVirginia Concealed Carry Permit

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The easiest way to to visit www.vaguntraining.com

Take the class and head down to your local courthouse with certificate in hand.  Fill out the Virginia Application for Virginia Concealed Handgun form and you're on your way!

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