State Firearm Policies, Procedures & Guidelines (Virginia State Police)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Virginia State Police of Virginia.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
• policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows.
• policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

Please include all available segregable data.

Please also provide all available data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• incidents involving the use of a firearm.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

If various policies or reports exist dependent on the type of firearm, provision of all applicable materials would be greatly appreciated. Should they be voluminous, provision of materials on rolling basis would be greatly appreciated.

Should your agency believe that any additional policies, procedures, reports or other analysis pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, transfer, deaths, incidents, or any related issues may reside with another agency or agencies, indication of such agencies would be greatly appreciated.
Please notify us if further clarification is necessary.

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Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
• policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows.
• policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

Please include all available segregable data.

Please also provide all available data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• incidents involving the use of a firearm.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

Please also provide any and all written reciprocity agreements regarding the validity of firearms permits awarded in this or other states.

If various policies or reports exist dependent on the type of firearm, provision of all applicable materials would be greatly appreciated. Should they be voluminous, provision of materials on rolling basis would be greatly appreciated.

Should your agency believe that any additional policies, procedures, reports or other analysis pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, transfer, deaths, incidents, or any related issues may reside with another agency or agencies, indication of such agencies would be greatly appreciated.
Please notify us if further clarification is necessary.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Ostwinkle, David L., 1/Sgt.

Mr. Nash,

Thank you for your recent email to the Virginia Department of State Police (the Department). As you may be aware, requests for records of the Commonwealth, its agencies and political subdivisions are governed by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), §§ 2.2-3700 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia. Under FOIA the Department is not required to answer questions or create documents that do not already exist.

You are hereby notified that, pursuant to § 2.1-3704(B)(4), the Virginia State Police is entitled to, and here by asserts its right to claim, seven work days in addition to the five provided for in § 2.1-3704(B) in which to provide one of the responses set forth in § 2.2-3704.

David L. Ostwinkle

First Sergeant

Virginia Department of State Police

Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
(804) 674-2642

From: Ostwinkle, David L., 1/Sgt.

Mr. Nash,

Thank you for your October 3, 2016 email FOIA request. The Department responds as follows:

Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:

* policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.) Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(3), the requested records could not be found or do not exist. Virginia does not issue firearm licenses or permits.

* policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(3), the requested records could not be found or do not exist. Virginia does not issue firearm licenses or permits.

* any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(3), the requested records could not be found or do not exist. You would have to contact individual local Virginia police departments to ascertain if they have any such information.

* policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704, please find attached documents titled "Trooper Responsibilities at Gun Shows" and "Virginia Firearms Dealers Procedures Manual" which are responsive to your request.

* policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(3), the requested records could not be found or do not exist. Virginia does not regulate the transfer of firearms between private individuals.

Please include all available segregable data.

Please also provide all available data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:

* the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(3), the requested records could not be found or do not exist.

* the revocation of firearms permits and licenses. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(3), the requested records could not be found or do not exist.

* incidents involving the use of a firearm. This Information is available at http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Crime_in_Virginia.shtm

* the sale and purchase of firearms. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704, please find attached documents titled "FTC Statistical Report August 2016" which is responsive to your request.

* the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(3), the requested records could not be found or do not exist. Virginia does not regulate or track the transfer of firearms between private individuals.

Virginia State Police employees cannot give legal advice or interpret the law for members of the public or other agencies. The information provided below is for general guidance purposes only and may not apply to all factual situations. Persons needing legal advice should contact the Virginia State Bar, their own legal advisor or the Virginia Lawyer's Referral Service at 1-800-552-7977. The Virginia Department of State Police has no authority to issue binding advisory opinions regarding the application of the law. Persons may still be criminally and/or civilly liable for violations of the law and it is incumbent upon them to comply with Virginia law when in the Commonwealth. You may access the Virginia Code at this website http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm for more information. The Virginia Department of State Police accepts no liability as a result of this communication.

David L. Ostwinkle

First Sergeant

Virginia Department of State Police

Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
(804) 674-2642

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