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Group Upset by Lynchburg's Conceal Carry Permit Fee

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Sept. 27, 2013

A gun rights group claims Lynchburg's policy for obtaining a concealed gun permit is excessive and overly expensive.

The city pays police detectives overtime to vet permit applications. It charges those seeking a permit $50 - the maximum allowed under state law.

Virginia Citizens Defense League says that detectives aren't needed to do the background checks required for the permits.

Police Chief Parks Snead points out that there are 20 grounds for denying a permit, and that each must be investigated. He says it needs to be done by experienced law enforcement professionals.

Snead says the work is done on overtime to allow the detectives to focus on their primary duties during normal working hours.


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