Prohibited Persons

Prohibited Persons

If your allowed to purchase or possess a firearm, then you more than likely qualify for a Virginia concealed carry permit even if you live in another State. However, you are not eligible to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit from the State of Virginia if any of the following apply to you. 

           1.You have been adjudicated 
A. Legally incompetent 
B. Mentally incapacitated 
C.. Or who was discharged from the custody of the Commissioner less than five-years before the date of his application.

2.You are subject to a restraining order or to a protective order
3. You are addicted to, or are an unlawful user or distributor of, marijuana or any controlled substance.
4. You are an illegal alien in the United States.
5. You have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces.
6. You are a fugitive from justice.
7. You have been convicted of stalking.
8. You have a felony charge pending 
9. In the 3 years preceding your application to carry concealed you;
A. have been convicted of a violation of public drunkenness or are deemed a habitual drunkard 
B. have been convicted of an assault, assault and battery, sexual battery, unlawfully discharging of a firearm or brandishing of        a firearm. 
C. Have been found guilty of any criminal offense set forth in Article 1 (§ 18.2-247 et seq.) of Chapter 7.
10. In the 5 years preceding your application to carry concealed; 
A. You received mental health treatment or substance abuse treatment in a residential setting.
B. Have been convicted of two or more misdemeanors. 
11.If you are likely to use a weapon unlawfully or negligently to endanger others:
in a sworn written statement submitted by the sheriff, chief of police or attorney for the Commonwealth in the opinion of such sheriff, chief of police or attorney for the Commonwealth, The statement of the sheriff, chief of police or the attorney for the Commonwealth shall be based upon personal knowledge or upon the sworn written statement of a competent person having personal knowledge.

12. An individual whose previous convictions or adjudications of delinquency were based on an offense which would have been at the time of conviction a felony if committed by an adult under the laws of any state, the District of Columbia, the United States or its territories. 
Only convictions occurring within sixteen-years following the later of the date of the conviction or adjudication release from any incarceration imposed upon such conviction or adjudication shall be deemed to be "previous convictions."

If none of these apply to you then your next step is to see if your State Qualifies.  
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