Posted February 6, 2017 8:00 pm by Comments

By James England

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — A new bill proposed under HB 1852 would allow anyone under the protection of a protective order to use that order as a de facto permit to carry a concealed handgun.

According to the bill’s wording, HB 1852 promises to be a solution to the problem of long wait times and lengthy procedures that can delay a person legally protecting his or herself from a known threat.

Carrying concealed handguns; protective orders. Authorizes any person 21 years of age or older who is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and is protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun for 45 days after the protective order was issued.

The bill further proposes, in addition to the initial 45 day issuance, that the temporary permit may be renewed for another 45 days so long as the person has properly submitted his or her paperwork for a concealed carry permit.

Basically, this bill aims to bridge the gap between when a known threat is reported to the courts and a protective order issued and when a person would likely be able to obtain a concealed carry permit for his own protection.

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Source:: Concealed Nation

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