Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- More than the final couple of years lots of localities have lowered their CHP charge from $50 down to $15 (the lowest it can be below present law). (Regrettably, Northumberland has quietly raised their charge to $50 from $15.)
Some localities have lowered their charges by different other amounts.
To see what your locality charges, click right here.
If your locality is charging $50 for a CHP, then you can begin the course of action of acquiring that charge decreased. The charges are normally set by the Board of Supervisors or the City or Town Council.
Get in touch with your Board of Supervisor or City or Town Council member and ask that the CHP charges be decreased to $15. If they agree to introduce a motion to do so, let me know ([email protected]) when the hearing will be so we can get people today in the region to turn out. I may well also be capable to come and speak on the matter.
Right here are some speaking points to justify the reduction:
The maximum charge was set at $50 in 1995 by the Common Assembly. It broke down as follows:
- $five for the Virginia State Police to run the background verify
- $10 for the Circuit Court Clerk to cover fees of paperwork and generating the permit
- $25 for the FBI to cover fingerprinting charges
- $10 for the nearby law enforcement workplace operating the background verify
The charge was only meant to cover the expense of the permit to the government (break even). It was NOT to be regarded as either a tax or funds to be place in some slush fund by the locality
The fingerprint requirement was repealed in 2012 and, therefore, the $25 charge allocated to the FBI was no longer required. As of 2012 the CHP charge could be dropped from $50 to $25 and the locality would see the exact same quantity of dollars as they did amongst 1995 and 2011. Regrettably, lots of localities hung on to the additional dollars and employed it for other issues and they now really feel entitled to it.
They are NOT entitled to it.
Simply because self-defense is a constitutionally protected appropriate, CHPs should really be no cost (16 states never need a permit to carry a concealed handgun). Having said that, due to the fact there is a CHP charge in Virginia at the moment, it should really be minimal.
About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization devoted to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Suitable to Preserve and Bear Arms is a basic human appropriate.
For additional details, pay a visit to: www.vcdl.org.