ACTION ITEM for Prince Edward County members and readers.
Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)- One of our members and his wife in Prince Edward County, VA have had a ridiculously hard time handing over their CHP applications to the Circuit Court Clerk, Machelle J. Eppes. The member and his wife had to make multiple trips to get it done!
The problem is that they only accept applications during certain hours, but don't say so anywhere. The office hours also seem fluid, with the member's wife showing up early afternoon to find the office closed with no sign indicating why, or even when they would be back!
I could find NO information on applying for concealed handgun permits on the Clerk's website. No procedures or times when an application can be turned in. You wouldn't even know they processed CHP applications if all you saw was the website.
So I called and talked to the Clerk. She seemed totally unconcerned about the situation (I have a recording of the call, BTW). I explained that she should have something about how to apply for a CHP on her website AND she needs to post the times when they accept applications for processing on the website as well. I told her the other clerks posted information about CHPs on their websites.
She simply blew me off, the tone in her voice making it clear she wasn't going to change anything. Very unprofessional.
Perhaps a little encouragement from our Prince Edward County members and readers would motivate her, as she is an elected official?
Call her and politely tell her that her website should clearly list the procedure for applying for a CHP and it should also show the hours that CHP applications are accepted.
Here is her contact information:
Machelle J. Eppes
111 South Street, 2nd Floor
Farmville, VA 23901
About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.
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