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    According to the Fairfax CWP Procedure pamphlet, an Honorable Discharge from the military serves as proof of competency with a handgun. I'm retired Navy and have had many such training courses. Do I provide them with 3copies of my DD-214 as proof? Has anyone had problems under the same situation?

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    That is in VA Code - hon disch. = proof of training. Make sure you edact your SSN from that form and refuse to put youyr SSN on the CHP application - your whole law file is a public record remember!

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    Thanks Mike! I was going to ask about the SSN info also.

    I thought the form was amusing. I wonder just how many insane, illegal immigrant felons they've caught because they checked YES on some of those blocks?? lol...

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    I used my DD214 in Fairfax county, no problem. However, I didn't know Mike then and didn't redact my SSN.
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    VAopencarry wrote:
    I used my DD214 in Fairfax county, no problem. However, I didn't know Mike then and didn't redact my SSN.
    Same here. But when I went for my renewal and the clerk told me I had to fill in the SSN line, I told them, "No, I don't think I do," and I actually won an argument with a government official for perhaps the first time I can recall...thanks for that, Mike.

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    I just redid my form without the SSN and will redact same on the DD-214! THey have my name and DOB, the VSP can find out everything they need to know from that alone.

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    Bob, Also be advised when you purchase a firearm, the SSN is optional on the state form. Not sure about the Federal form, Mike?
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    Quoted from VCDL:

    "Notably, the federal handgun transfer screening form, mandated by the Brady Act, explicitly warns that SSN disclosure is OPTIONAL in bold letters. The same Federal Privacy Act that controls SSN collection on the federal form also covers state and local forms. So the next time you are asked to disclose your SSN on a CHP application form, or as part of any state or local scheme of firearm regulation, just write "Not Disclosed, If Any (per 5 USC 552a note)."


    What a wealth of info! Thanks gents!

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    Also, if you live in one of the 26% of VA localities which optionally choose to fingerprint first time CHP applicants, SSN is not required on the FBI fingerprint forms - the localities should warn you of this, per the FBI warning on the cards, but they tend to break the law and fail to administer the warning.

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    Damn, now I have to wait for a bill to come in to show proof of residence! I have no house phone and get all my utility bills "paperless" and a computer printed copy will likely not suffice. Either that or use a copy of my lease WITHa notarized letter from my landlord stating my time of residence here. So much for doing all my business online! lol...

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    BobCav wrote:
    Damn, now I have to wait for a bill to come in to show proof of residence! I have no house phone and get all my utility bills "paperless" and a computer printed copy will likely not suffice. Either that or use a copy of my lease WITHa notarized letter from my landlord stating my time of residence here. So much for doing all my business online! lol...
    Nope - just drop it off without it. the requirment is extra legal - tell them you don't have anything they want, and drop it off. worst case you will have an ore tensu heairng and the judge will approve it anyway.

    Please do this - this extra-legal requirement has bugged us for a long time.

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    I will, Mike. Thanks. I had to already show proof of legal presence just to get my VA driver's license and that has my address on it. One would think that should suffice in any event.

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    If you want, bring what you have, but a bunch of us have been fighting this req. off an on for some time. One guy went to ore tenus with an attorney after being denied for failing to have proof of residence - the judge simply gave him his permit.

    I owuld not let them copy my DL unless you redact the DL # though...public record.

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    Well, the 45 day clock is ticking! I only had a computer copy of my electric bill and I redacted the account number from that as well as my SSN from theDD-214. They took everything with no questions asked. In fact, the only thing of note was when I told the lady behind the counter it was a CHP application she sighed heavily, but only because it was 1600 and that meant 10 minutes of work for her. She was nice throughout and I thanked her for her time.

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    Retired Army in NoVa. No evidence of training is required. Only DD214 copies. No problems,just follow their instructions. They don't even blink.

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    Three weeks from today will be 45 days. Do they typically take the full 45 days? Anyone ever get it sooner? Just curious.

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    Mine took 39 days.

    Chances are it is sitting in some judges in basket. But only signs them on 1 particular day, like every Friday he signs CHP's or something. OK, I am just guessing
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    BobCav wrote:
    Three weeks from today will be 45 days. Do they typically take the full 45 days? Anyone ever get it sooner? Just curious.
    you should move south a little. i submitted my paperwork on 01/16 around 3:00, and the issue date on my permit is 01/23.

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    It took exactly 30 days to get mine (in the mail) last summer. The effective date for the permit was ONE DAY after it arrived in my mailbox! So, I had a permit I couldn't use for one day until it became effective.

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    Thanks for the replies, that gives me a time frame. I prefer to OC, but there are times when I see that CC could be useful, such as with an ankle strapped BUG, avoiding issues while in the car or even when OC'ing and picking up my daughter from night school. Seedy looking characters around there and don't like not carryingwhen Ipick her up.

    Hey nekkid... isn't post-dating official documents illegal?? Hmmmmm....




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    VAopencarry wrote:
    I used my DD214 in Fairfax county, no problem. However, I didn't know Mike then and didn't redact my SSN.
    Same here.

    I also had to grin. I spent 22 years in the Air Force and touched a weapon 3 times. And in basic training it was the M-16 modified to shoot .22 LR.

    The other times were to go overseas. I think "qualify" meant "know which end the bullets come out".

    I'm not complaining, but I certainly wouldn't give the military credit for my competence with a handgun
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    Henrico Co. clerk will tell you it will take around 30 days. We will see

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    Tess wrote:
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    I'm not complaining, but I certainly wouldn't give the military credit for my competence with a handgun
    I wouldn't give the military credit for training this guy either!!



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    Is that YOU Bob? Wasn't it SCARY being so close to an evil "assault rifle"? I mean, it's like pointed straight at your head!! It's trying to KILL you! At least you were putting a leash on it to keep it under control. Every Evil Black Rifle should be kept on a leash so they don't start indiscriminately BLASTING folks. You would be much safer if they issued you a Ruger Mini-14, they are nicer non-assault type rifles.


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    That's ALGORE in that picture.

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