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Charlotte residents who seek a concealed handgun permit (CHP) need to get a permit through the Mecklenburg County Sheriff. Part of the process includes a check with local mental health facilities to see if a person might be a danger to themselves or others. The sheriff is also sending records requests to the VA – even when applicants are not veterans. This has caused months-long delays.

Sheriff Garry McFadden is also reading the notes from veterans’ medical professionals to make his own determination about a veterans’ mental fitness – rather than rely on the VA’s process.

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