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jboy434
10-04-2007, 21:02
i know this has probably been asked hundreds of times. where is the best place to look for the requirements and what disqualifies you for a chp? also, does anyone have any experience with getting a chp in pittsylvania county?


thanks for any help

Rabbit994
10-04-2007, 22:56
Originally posted by jboy434
i know this has probably been asked hundreds of times. where is the best place to look for the requirements and what disqualifies you for a chp? also, does anyone have any experience with getting a chp in pittsylvania county?


thanks for any help

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-308

Virginia code would be a good place to start.

As for experience getting a CHP? All counties are pretty much universal. Fill out the application, show up at the courthouse (with some fingerprinting possibly), drop off the application, wait to see if denied or approved. If approved, go pick it up.

alien-Glocker
10-05-2007, 05:05
By law the Commonwealth has 45 calendar days to issue you your CHP (or reject your application). If you do not receive your CHP in 45 days they must certification your application and it serves as your CHP for an additional 90 days.

A good place for summary information CHP and firearms laws is the Virginia State Police web site.

Link: http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms.shtm

jboy434
10-05-2007, 12:49
please excuse my ignorance but basically if i can legally purchase a handgun i should be able to obtain a chp. correct?

thanks

Wolfgang
10-05-2007, 16:20
no problems in Pittsy Co if you are ok I believe you will have to show some qualification--- gun safety hunting class will probably work.

You will be public record and your name will be in the Star Tribune, maybe the Sting in Danville, and possibly the Piedmont Shopper. (I made last weeks Star Tribune .) I renewed in September which was the 3rd or 4th time...about 15 years worth of renewing.

They want everyone to know who is armed and dangerous!

rwrjr
10-07-2007, 07:07
Click this link (http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_ResidentConcealed.shtm) for the scoop straight from the VSP web site.

Here's the section you're asking about

Persons Not Qualified to Obtain a Permit:

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An individual who is ineligible to possess a firearm pursuant to 18.2-308.1:1, 18.2-308.1:2 or 18.2-308.1:3 or the substantially similar law of any other state or of the United States.
An individual who was ineligible to possess a firearm pursuant to 18.2-308.1:1 and who was discharged from the custody of the Commissioner pursuant to 19.2-182.7 less than five years before the date of his application for a concealed handgun permit.
An individual who was ineligible to possess a firearm pursuant to 18.2-308.1:2 and whose competency or capacity was restored pursuant to former 37.1-134.1 or 37.1-134.16 less than five years before the date of his application for a concealed handgun permit.
An individual who was ineligible to possess a firearm under 18.2-308.1:3 and who was released from commitment less than five years before the date of this application for a concealed handgun permit.
An individual who is subject to a restraining order, or to a protective order and prohibited by 18.2-308.1:4 from purchasing or transporting a firearm.
An individual who is prohibited by 18.2-308.2 from possessing or transporting a firearm, except that a permit may be obtained in accordance with subsection C of that section.
An individual who has been convicted of two or more misdemeanors within the five-year period immediately preceding the application, if one of the misdemeanors was a Class 1 misdemeanor, but the judge shall have the discretion to deny a permit for two or more misdemeanors that are not Class 1. Traffic infractions or reckless driving shall not be considered for purposes of this disqualification.
An individual who is addicted to, or is an unlawful user or distributor of, marijuana or any controlled substance.
An individual who has been convicted of a violation of 18.2-266 or a substantially similar local ordinance or of public drunkenness within the three-year period immediately preceding the application, or who is a habitual drunkard as determined pursuant to 4.1-333.
An alien other than an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.
An individual who has been discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States under dishonorable conditions
An individual who is a fugitive from justice.
An individual who the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence, based on specific acts by the applicant, is likely to use a weapon unlawfully or negligently to endanger others. The sheriff, chief of police, or attorney for the Commonwealth may submit to the court a sworn written statement indicating that, in the opinion of such sheriff, chief of police, or attorney for the Commonwealth, based upon a disqualifying conviction or upon the specific acts set forth in the statement, the applicant is likely to use a weapon unlawfully or negligently to endanger others. The statement of the sheriff, chief of police, or the attorney for the Commonwealth shall be based upon personal knowledge of such individual or of a deputy sheriff, police officer, or assistant attorney for the Commonwealth of the specific acts, or upon a written statement made under oath before a notary public of a competent person having personal knowledge of the specific acts.
An individual who has been convicted of any assault, assault and battery, sexual battery, discharging of a firearm in violation of 18.2-280 or 18.2-286.1 or brandishing of a firearm in violation of 18.2-282 within the three-year period immediately preceding the application
An individual who has been convicted of stalking
An individual whose previous convictions or adjudications of delinquency were based on an offense which would have been at the time of conviction a felony if committed by an adult under the laws of any state, the District of Columbia, the United States or its territories. For purposes of this disqualifier, only convictions occurring within sixteen years following the later of the date of (i) the conviction or adjudication or (ii) release from any incarceration imposed upon such conviction or adjudication shall be deemed to be "previous convictions."
An individual who has a felony charge pending or a charge pending for an offense listed in 14 or 15.
An individual who has received mental health treatment or substance abuse treatment in a residential setting within five years prior to the date of his application for a concealed handgun permit
An individual not otherwise ineligible pursuant to this section, who, within the three-year period immediately preceding the application for the permit, was found guilty of any criminal offense set forth in Article 1 ( 18.2-247 et seq.) of Chapter 7 of this title or of a criminal offense of illegal possession or distribution of marijuana or any controlled substance, under the laws of any state, the District of Columbia, or the United States or its territories
An individual, not otherwise ineligible pursuant to this section, with respect to whom, within the three-year period immediately preceding the application, upon a charge of any criminal offense set forth in Article 1 ( 18.2-247 et seq.) of Chapter 7 of this title or upon a charge of illegal possession or distribution of marijuana or any controlled substance under the laws of any state, the District of Columbia, or the United States or its territories, the trial court found that the facts of the case were sufficient for a finding of guilt and disposed of the case pursuant to 18.2-251 or the substantially similar law of any other state, the District of Columbia, or the United States or its territories.
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