FIREARMS LICENSING DIVISION
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: Where do I find laws regarding the possession of firearms?
- The laws governing control of deadly weapons, including firearms, are found in Title 9 of the Penal Code, beginning at section (9)01. These laws define the various types of dangerous weapons as well as restrictions and crimes related to their manufacture, sale, possession, and transportation.
- There is no limit to the number of handguns that you may own but you are generally limited to purchasing no more than one handgun in any 30-day period.
(( As an OOC note, you must only ever be in possession of one of each weapon you have applied for and cannot mass store or stockpile weapons in any way whatsoever. ))
- An individual who wishes to open carry their firearm must first obtain a license to purchase a firearm. Any person who owns a license to purchase a firearm is permitted to open carry in designated the open carry zone. For more information, refer to the Open Carry Assurance and Regulation Act of 2016.
- Any person who has a conviction for any misdemeanor listed in Penal Code Title 1 or for any felony, or is addicted to the use of any narcotic drug, or has been held involuntarily as a danger to self or others.
- The total state fee is $10,000 which covers the costs of the background checks and transfer registry.
(( The applicant is required to do /charity and pay $10,000. The screenshot must be unedited. The only exception to the unedited screenshot rule is admins and testers. ))
- Yes. If you have a conviction for a firearms-prohibiting offense, such as felony drunk driving, your driving record would affect your ability to purchase a firearm. Furthermore, your driver's license must be valid. A revocation, outstanding ticket, or fine may cause your license to be invalid.
My message(s) is/are in the Outbox. What does that mean?
- Messages in the "Outbox" means they were successfully sent to the recipient but they have not opened/read your message. Messages in the outbox can still be edited but if the recipient opens/reads your message you will not be able to edit it (even if you were in the middle of editing it). Once your sent message is opened/read, it will be placed in the "Sent messages" folder.
- You can file a disqualification appeal if you believe that you were falsely or improperly banned. All appeals will be thoroughly reviewed by the Firearms Licensing Division Command Staff, who will launch an investigation into the matter if deemed necessary.
Message the Commanding Officer, Firearms Licensing Division. Your message should contain the nature of the ban, the circumstances surrounding it, and why you should be unbanned. You should expect a response or a letter of acknowledgment within 48 hours from the time the appeal was sent.
- Message the Commanding Officer, Firearms Licensing Division.