Concealed handgun permits; decreases local law-enforcement background investigation fee. (HB8)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patron Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fees for concealed handgun permits. Decreases the local law-enforcement background investigation fee from $35 to $10, which includes any amount assessed by the FBI for providing criminal history record information. The total amount assessed for processing an application for a permit is thereby decreased from $50 to $25. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/18/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100634D
11/18/2013Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB8)
01/17/2014Impact statement from DHCD (HB0008)
02/12/2014Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


edward writes:

WHY are legislators falling all over themselves to kneel in front gun freaks?

Reduce THEIR fees?! while increasing fees, taxes, and restrictions on the rest of us?!

Legislators really are kneeling, licking and swallowing.

Anna Pecora writes:

We have the right to bare arms but that does not mean we should simplify the process. That "right" was written when we were still building up a government in an era where government was incredibly unstable and people were still quite unsettled with how countries were treating their people. Our governance has evolved since then and the process to enact laws and have transparency have matured, though they still have a ways to go. I do not support lowering this fee. We should be working to move forward not backwards.

Chris writes:

Increased gun ownership and lawful concealed carrying decreases crime. Research it! All these big shootings occur in "Gun Free" zones, why do you think that is? The only solution that works is LAW abiding citizens lawfully bearing arms. If this decreases crime why stand against it, only your fear and lack of comfort with guns. Go to any gun range and take a class you will see it is a safe sport and protection.

Imagine an America founded without guns, it wouldn't happen, we would still be a British colony. Become educated don't quote misleading facts.

It was true 14 years ago and still is:

Support this and all common sense BILLS giving lawful citizens more freedom!