Hello, I am a veteran seeking a concealed weapons permit in the state of Virginia. I stopped in to drop off the application paperwork with the court clerk in Roanoke and was asked to fill out two additional forms. One was a "Cover Sheet for Filing Civil Actions," with the "other" box checked and "CHP" written below by the clerk. The other was a "concealed handgun permit" paper the clerk said the state police needed for the background check. I inquired if this was required "by law" and the clerk was unable to answer. However, she did make a phone call and left a message with the Roanoke Police Academy, which she provided the number for. After reviewing the information on the Virginia State Police website I could find no reference to the necessity for either items. I am especially curious about the "Cover Sheet for Filing Civil Actions" I was given listing me as the "plaintiff," the clerk said I needed to fill out. Again, nowhere did I see this necessity nor does it make sense that my application for a concealed permit should be any kind of legal civil action where I am declared a "plaintiff."
Either you want a CCW or your don't.
Not only do you have the right to bear arms, you ALSO have the right to hire an attorney to assist you in obtaining it.
If you do not like the procedures, you can vote or run for office.
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Sounds like you may have had a new clerk or one that is unfamiliar with the process, as a Civil Cover Sheet is by no means required absent very specific facts. (Although it is hardly burdensome either.) If you are having trouble navigating your local courts, hire a local attorney.
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