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Concealed Handgun Carry Licensing

Application Questions

Questions Related to Mental Health
1.  Have you ever been adjudicated as mentally defective or mentally incompetent? If yes, please explain.
2.  Have you ever been voluntarily committed to an overnight stay at a mental institution or mental health treatment facility? If yes, please explain.
3.  Have you ever been involuntarily committed to an overnight stay at a mental institution or mental health treatment facility? If yes, please explain.
4.  Do you suffer from a mental or physical infirmity that prevents the safe handling of a handgun?
5.  Have you ever threatened or attempted suicide?
Questions Related to Use of Controlled Substances
6.  In the last three (3) years, have you ever been voluntarily or involuntarily committed to an overnight stay at a treatment facility for the abuse of a controlled substance? If yes, please provide the name of the facility, its address, city and state.
7.  Have you ever been convicted of a crime relating to a controlled substance? If yes, enter the date of the conviction in the explain area.
8.  Do you chronically or habitually abuse a controlled substance to the extent that your normal faculties are impaired? (This includes any discharge from the military for drug usage.)
9.  Are you currently an unlawful user of any controlled substance? If yes, list the last date that you used the controlled substance in the explain area.
Questions Related to the Use of Alcohol
10.  Do you chronically and habitually use any alcoholic beverage to the extent that your normal faculties are impaired?
11.  In the last three (3) years, have you ever been voluntarily or involuntarily committed to an overnight stay at an alcohol abuse treatment facility? If yes, give name and address of the treatment facility and discharge date in the explain area.
12.  Within the three (3) years immediately preceding this application, have you been convicted of two (2) or more offenses related to the use of alcohol? If yes, please explain.
13.  Have you ever been found guilty of an alcohol related offense while you were carrying a handgun? If yes, please explain.
Questions Related to Other Criminal History
14.  Have you been convicted of a crime(s) that involves physical contact or threat of physical contact with a family member, intimate partner, your child or child of the intimate partner? If yes, please explain.
15.  Have been convicted of a crime of violence? If yes, please explain.
16.  Have you been convicted of any crime involving the use of a weapon?
17.  Have you ever been convicted of a felony? NOTE - if you have been arrested and convicted of a felony in Arkansas after March 13, 1995, you must have a Governor's pardon with firearms rights restored. A seal expungement order will not necessarily restore your firearms rights.
18.  Within the last five (5) years have you ever been convicted of the offense of carrying a weapon? If yes, give the court and date of conviction in the explain area.
19.  Are you the subject of an active criminal warrant?
Questions Related to Federal Law
20.  Have you ever been denied a concealed handgun carry license in any state? If yes, list the state in the explain area.
21.  Have you ever been denied for the purchase of a firearm through a federal firearms licensee (gun dealer)? If yes, please explain.
22.  Have you ever been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one (1) year?
23.  Have you recently been arrested for or are you under indictment or information for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year? If yes, please explain.
24.  Have you ever served in the Armed Forces and been discharged under dishonorable conditions (dishonorable discharge or dismissal)?
25.  Have you ever been convicted of an offense at an Armed Forces General Court Martial? If yes, please provide the offense in the explain area.
26.  Are you a fugitive from justice?
27.  Are you subject to any law that makes it unlawful to receive, possess or transport any firearm?
28.  Have you ever submitted information to the FBI for the Voluntary Appeal File (VAF)? If yes, was a VAF number issued to you? If yes, list that number in the explain area.
29.  Are you an illegal or unlawful alien?
30.  Are you the subject of a court order, such as a restraining order or protection order that restrains you from harassing, stalking or threatening your child, intimate partner or child of the intimate partner? If yes, please provide a copy of the court order to the Arkansas State Police, 1 State Police Plaza Drive, Little Rock, AR 72209.
31.  Have you ever renounced your United States Citizenship?
Questions Related to Arkansas Law
32.  Please choose only one sentence that is true in your case. If you were born outside the United States please send a copy of your United States Passport; United States birth certificate; US citizen born abroad certificate; OR Permanent resident card issued by the United States.
33.  Have you been a resident of Arkansas continuously for at least ninety (90) days prior to the signing of this application (does not apply to transfers)?
34.  Have you been furnished with a copy of ACA 5-73-301 et seq. (the Arkansas concealed handgun carry licensing law)?
35.  Are you at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of signing this application? If no, are you at least eighteen (18) years of age and a current or former active duty member of the United States military? Please provide proof of that status.
36.  Do you desire a legal means to carry a concealed handgun to defend yourself?
37.  Are you applying for an unrestricted license (live-fire qualification was done with a semi-automatic handgun) or restricted license (live-fire qualification was done with a revolver)
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