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Who Qualifies?

If there is any confusion you can have your lawyer read what the State Police have to say about this. But the truth is that it is almost too easy to qualify for the Virginia Concealed Weapons Permit. Here’s what you need to know…

  • Must be at least twenty-one years old.
  • Must not have been deemed insane by the courts in less than five years preceding the date of application.
  • You can’t be the subject of a restraining order or protective order.
  • You can not have any felony convictions.
  • Must not have been convicted of two or more misdemeanors within five-year period preceding application, if one of the misdemeanors was a Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • You can’t have a marijuana addiction, and you can’t be an unlawful distributor or user of marijuana.
  • If you ever served in the Armed Forces, you must not have been dishonorably discharged therefrom.
  • There are a few criminal convictions that you can’t have, and they include: assault, battery, sexual battery within three years proceeding application.

These are all pretty reasonable. Basically the State of Virginia doesn’t want any psychos or criminals carrying concealed handguns. Sounds like a good policy.

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