Gun Rights Group Upset by Va. City's Permit Policy - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Gun Rights Group Upset by Va. City's Permit Policy

Posted:

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP)- A gun rights group claims Lynchburg's policy for obtaining a concealed gun permit is excessive and overly expensive.

The city pays police detectives overtime to vet permit applications. It charges those seeking a permit $50 - the maximum allowed under state law.

Virginia Citizens Defense League President Philip Van Cleave said that detectives aren't needed to do the background checks required for the permits. He claims they are "quick, simple" procedures.

But Police Chief Parks Snead there are 20 grounds for denying a permit, and that each must be investigated. He says it needs to be done by experienced law enforcement professionals.

Snead says the work is done on overtime to allow the detectives to focus on their primary duties during normal working hours.

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service