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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 further by clicking on Explain.
2.  Have you ever been voluntarily committed to a mental institution or mental health treatment facility? If yes, please explain further by clicking on Explain.
3.  Have you ever been involuntarily committed to a mental institution or mental health treatment facility? If yes, please explain further by clicking on Explain.
4.  Do you suffer from a mental infirmity that prevents the safe handling of a handgun?
Questions Related to Use of Controlled Substances
5.  In the last three (3) years, have you been involuntarily committed to a treatment facility for the abuse of a controlled substance?
6.  In the last three (3) years, have you ever been voluntarily committed to a treatment facility for the abuse of a controlled substance?
7.  Have you ever been convicted of a crime under state or federal law relating to a controlled substance? If so, 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 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 under a law of this state or similar law of any other state or the United States? If yes, explain further by clicking on Explain.
Questions Related to Other Criminal History
13.  Have you been convicted of a crime(s) that involves physical contact or threat of physical contact with a family member? If yes explain further by clicking on Explain.
14.  Have been convicted of a crime of violence? If yes, explain further by clicking on Explain.
15.  Have you been convicted of any crime involving the use of a weapon?
16.  Have you ever been found guilty of an alcohol related offense while you were carrying a handgun? If yes, explain further by clicking on Explain.
17.  Have you ever been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one (1) year? 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. Just having the conviction sealed or expunged will not 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.  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, explain further by clicking on Explain.
20.  Are you the subject of an active criminal warrant?
Questions Related to Federal Law
21.  Have you ever been denied a concealed handgun carry license in any state? If yes, list the state in the explain area.
22.  Have you ever been denied for the purchase of a firearm through a federal firearms licensee (gun dealer)? If yes, explain further by clicking on Explain.
23.  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. Just having the conviction sealed or expunged will not restore your firearms rights.
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 so, provide the offense by clicking on Explain.
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.
Questions Related to Arkansas Law
31.  Do you declare allegiance to the United States Constitution and the Arkansas Constitution?
32.  Have you been a resident of Arkansas continuously for at least ninety (90) days prior to the signing of this application?
33.  Have you been furnished with a copy of ACA §§5-73-301 et seq. (the Arkansas concealed handgun carry licensing law)?
34.  Are you a citizen of the United States? If you are a United States citizen and you were born outside the United States, please supply proof of United States citizenship to the Arkansas State Police, 1 State Police Plaza Drive, Little Rock, AR 72209.
35.  Have you ever renounced your United States Citizenship?
36.  Are you at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of signing this application?
37.  Have you ever been convicted of a crime of domestic abuse? If yes, explain further by clicking on Explain.
38.  Do you desire a legal means to carry a concealed handgun to defend yourself?
39.  Have you satisfactorily completed a training course as prescribed and approved by the Director? (The training must have been completed within six (6) months of initial application receipt date and within 12 months of the renewal application receipt date.)
40.  Are you applying for a restricted license?
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