Hands On Guns
Norfolk VA. PD Changes Policy Which Excluded Gun Sales In “E-Commerce Exchange Zones”
Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)- It was brought to the attention of Virginia Citizens Defense League that the Norfolk, VA Police Department prohibits the sale of firearms on their property.

The issue deals with “E-Commerce Exchange Zones,” where people can meet on police-station property to safely complete the private sale of items purchased on the internet.

Two points were made to Melinda Wray, Norfolk PD’s Public Information Officer:

1. That prohibition is illegal under 18.2-915 (local government preemption)
2. Why wouldn’t the police want such transactions done under their watchful eyes to discourage prohibited persons from buying guns through private sales?

This issue was resolved quickly by the Norfolk, VA Police Department, with the prohibition being removed the same day!

Thanks to the Norfolk PD, City Attorney, and Commonwealth Attorney for their professionalism.

Thanks to member Ken Richards, who brought this to my attention and who helped lead the charge.

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.

For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.