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Why was my firearms purchase application placed in a status of delay?
The criminal history record information check required prior to the purchase of a firearm in Virginia is accomplished by a name check in conjunction with the purchaser's race, sex, and date of birth. It is not unusual for a "hit" response to occur upon query the national and state databases due to similar or exact personal descriptors of the prospective purchaser and those listed on an arrest record. When this occurs, review is necessary to determine if the prospective purchaser may be the same individual contained in these files, as well as lawful eligibility if probable identification is determined.

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1. What are the laws concerning knives; specifically, the carrying of a non-concealed knife, and are there knife designs, blade sizes, etc., that are prohibited?
2. Are firearms registered in Virginia?
3. May I travel through Virginia with a firearm in my vehicle?
4. May I “open carry” a firearm in Virginia?
5. What is the legal age to purchase or possess a firearm?
6. What is the legal age to purchase ammunition?
7. What are the laws concerning the private sale of a handgun?
8. Why was my firearms purchase application placed in a status of delay?
9. Does one have to have U.S. citizenship to be eligible to purchase a firearm?
10. What are the disqualifications for the purchase of a firearm?
11. Are law enforcement officers subject to the background check when purchasing firearms?
12. Is a concealed handgun permit issued in another state valid or recognized in Virginia?
13. Are Virginia concealed handgun permits issued to non-Virginia residents?
14. The address on my Resident Concealed Handgun Permit is no longer correct. Is my permit still valid?
15. The address on my Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permit is no longer correct. Is my permit still valid?
16. Are military personnel considered residents or nonresidents for the purpose of a concealed handgun permit?
17. I am a new resident to Virginia and possess a concealed handgun permit issued by a permit-reciprocal state. Will my permit still be honored in Virginia?
18. In the instance of a traffic stop, should I advise the police officer that I have a concealed handgun permit?