Permit to Carry a Concealed Handgun

chp2chp1So the folks over at the Fairfax Circuit Court finally woke up and mailed my Concealed Handgun Permit six days past their legal deadline. Apparently the court’s definition of 45 days is, in fact, 51 days. According to the paperwork, the law enforcement folks cleared me on 11/26 (ten days after submitting my application), the circuit court cleared me on 12/18, and the permit has a printed ‘Issue Date’ of 12/29 (which was a couple of days before their deadline).

The postmark on the envelope was 1/6 though, so it either sat around somewhere for a solid week-plus or they falsified their issue date. I’d believe either.

Regardless, I now have permission from the Commonwealth of Virginia to exercise my God-given civil right, guaranteed by the Constitution, to keep and bear arms un-infringed (except in those places where the state chooses to infringe anyway . . . ~sigh~).

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.