Sunday, January 3, 2016

Virginia's guv'na and AG jerk welcome mat from permit holders



The State of Virginia recently announced it will, beginning February 1, 2016, no longer recognize carry permits from many states.

There have been responses from other state governments that suggest tit-for-tat, thus removing Virginia recognition from those states. For some states, their reciprocity agreements mean automatic cancellation of Virginian's privilege* to carry. There are threats, too, by the Virginia legislature, to overturn this ruling legislatively, and to de-fund Governor Terry McAuliff's security detail.

BUT, what is a practical response for non-Virginian's who want or need to visit the Commonwealth? I see two options. Open carry while in Virginia or get a non-resident Virginia permit.

For the sake of this article, I choose to not discuss open carry other than to say there are some traps to be aware of, such as the Gun Free School Zones Act (do your own research; choose your risks).

Turning now to non-resident permits issued by Virginia. Instructions can be found at their web site.
The fee is $100.00

You must follow the instructions on the web site, and provide certain documentation, including documentation of competence with a handgun. For veterans, a DD-214 is sufficient. If it is worth a C-note for peace of mind, give it a try. Let me know how it goes.

Documentation of Competence with a Handgun
The applicant shall demonstrate competence with a handgun by one of the following:
  • Completing a hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or a similar agency of another state.
  • Completing any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course.
  • Completing any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by a law-enforcement agency, junior college, college, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or the Department of Criminal Justice Services or a similar agency of another state.
  • Completing any law-enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies, or any division or subdivision of law enforcement or security enforcement.
  • Presenting evidence of equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in organized shooting competition approved by the Department of State Police or current military service or proof of an honorable discharge from any branch of the armed services. (DD-214)
  • Obtaining or previously having held a license to carry a firearm in this Commonwealth or a locality thereof, unless such license has been revoked for cause.
  • Completing any firearms training or safety course or class, including an electronic, video, or on-line course, conducted by a state-certified or National Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor.
  • Completing any governmental police agency firearms training course and qualifying to carry a firearm in the course of normal police duties.
  • Completing any other firearms training that the Virginia Department of State Police deems adequate.
A photocopy of a certificate of completion of any such course or class, an affidavit from the instructor, school, club, organization, or group that conducted or taught such course or class attesting to the completion of the course or class by the applicant, or a copy of any document which shows completion of the course or class or evidences participation in firearms competition shall satisfy the requirement for demonstration of competence with a handgun.
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*The term privilege is used here because most states require licenses or permits, which reduces the right to keep and bear arms to a paid-for privilege.

h/t to Handgunlaw.us for up to date information on state carry laws.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the details in this matter Brother!

    I will send my DD-214 and TN Hunter Training and see what happens?

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  2. Open carry. Cost is zero and the VA police are already used to it and will not put up with harassing 911 calls if nothing else but walking down the street is happening.

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  3. The hard-left Marxist and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the MSM media prostitutes who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States..

    Second Amendment foes lying about gun control - The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with personal self-defense.Firearms are our constitutionally mandated safeguard against tyranny by a powerful federal government. Only dictators, tyrants, despots, totalitarians, and those who want to control and ultimately to enslave you support gun control.

    No matter what any president, senator, congressman, or hard-left mainstream media prostitutes tell you concerning the statist utopian fantasy of safety and security through further gun control: They are lying. If their lips are moving, they are lying about gun control. These despots truly hate America..

    These tyrants hate freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, and private property. But the reality is that our citizens’ ownership of firearms serves as a concrete deterrent against despotism. They are demanding to hold the absolute power of life and death over you and your family. Ask the six million Jewws, and the other five million murdered martyrs who perished in the Nazzi death camps, how being disarmed by a powerful tyranny ended any chances of fighting back. Ask the murdered martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto about gun control.

    Their single agenda is to control you after you are disarmed. When the people who want to control you hold the absolute power of life and death over your family, you have been enslaved. The hard-left Marxist and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the MSM media prostitutes who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States into becoming an unarmed population. Unarmed populations have been treated as slaves and chattel since the dawn of history.

    Will we stand our ground, maintaining our constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights, fighting those who would enslave us?


    American Thinker

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  4. I keep my cc permit right next to my worship and public speech permits.

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