Monday, July 27, 2009

Virginia Carry Permit Training Over The Internet

Available from the Concealed-Carry Institute.

It's a 20-question multiple-choice/true-false/fill-in-the-blank test for $40. If you pass, you can print out your own certificate of completion.

IT'S THE LAW! Effective July 1st, 2009, the Certificate of Completion issued by the Concealed Carry Institute is to be accepted by every circuit court in Virginia, as well as by the State Police for their issuance of Non-resident permits. Section 18.2-308 (G)(7), Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended.

It may be the law in Virginia, but I am concerned that when other states learn that one can get a CHL in Virginia without ever touching a gun, they will rescind their reciprocity agreements.

From their FAQ:
Don’t you have to fire a gun to qualify for a Concealed Handgun Permit?
No. Virginia law calls for taking a firearms training OR a safety class. Learning handgun safety does not entail live fire, shooting for a minimum score, or even touching a gun. This course satisfies Virginia law in that it teaches firearms safety. For anyone who wants to develop or improve marksmanship skills, we recommend learning firearms training from a professional instructor using live fire and shooting for a minimum score. This class provides a strong foundation for one to begin live fire training.
Vermont-style concealed-carry works very well in-state, but outside of your home state you're going to need that slip of paper.

'Course, in a perfect world we wouldn't need to have licenses at all, but this is not a perfect world.

1 comment:

BobG said...

Here in Utah time on the firing range is not required, but most instructors include it anyway.