Los Santos Police Department

Firearms Licensing Division


License to Carry a Concealed Weapon

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Section I - CCW License Purpose & Application Process
    1. CCW License Purpose
    2. CCW License Application Criteria
    3. CCW License Application Process
    4. CCW License Good Cause Information
  2. Section II - CCW License Usage Regulations
    1. CCW License Prohibition Criteria
    2. CCW License Revocation Criteria
    3. CCW License Usage Regulations
  3. Section III - CCW License Application Form
    1. CCW License Application Form

Section I - CCW License Purpose & Application Process

1.1 CCW License Purpose

A license to carry a concealed weapon (CCW License) permits its owner to carry a concealed handgun on their person for self-defense, in compliance with set rules and regulations.
 


1.2 CCW License Application Criteria

A person wishing to apply for a CCW License must:

  • Not be in violation of the license prohibition criteria;
  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Be a legal resident of the United States of America;
  • Possess a San Andreas State-issued Driver's License, or a valid document that meets the statutory definition of an identification document in the United States of America;
  • Possess a PF License;
  • Pay a monetary fee of $5,000;

1.3 CCW License Application Process

Prior to applying for a CCW License, the applicant must read all the relevant documentation. This includes, but is not limited to License Information and Firearms Usage Manual

The applicant must then submit their application, ensuring that all necessary fields have been filled properly and the information provided is accurate and up to date.

Once the application has been submitted, a Firearms Licensing Officer will receive the application and review it. Depending on their findings the application may be accepted, pended, denied, or banned, depending on whether or not the applicant made any errors or the information provided by the applicant has been deemed insufficient.

If the application is accepted, the applicant will be able to request the CCW examination. The examination tests the applicant's knowledge of the Firearms License Manual. (The CCW examination may not be repeated in the same application if failed. A new application will need to be submitted. Failing the exam two times will result in a one month ban from further applications. With each two successive failures, the ban time increases)

The applicant will then be required to pay the monetary fee of $5,000 and the CCW License will be issued to them if the payment is deemed valid by an FLO. ((The usage of the command /transfer LSGOV (i.e /transfer LSGOV 5000) is required with the requested amount of money, then make sure to take a screenshot of it. ))

((NOTE: An applicant should not contact any firearms licensing staff member, or any law enforcement faction member in general, in regards to the status of their application. All applications are handled as soon as possible. Contacting firearms licensing staff in regards to application status can result in an instant DENIAL or BAN, depending on the circumstances.))


1.4 CCW License Good Cause Information

In order to be eligible to be issued a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit in San Andreas, you need to articulate that you are of greater risk than the general public in your day-to-day life, have a highly probable/imminent threat to your life or the life of a friend/family member, or that you are a frequent victim of violent crime.

When articulating this, you may find it pertinent to divulge details of your job, residency status, previous violent situations, or your experience with utilising firearms. These claims may be challenged by licensing officers, and evidence of such may be requested in the form of proof of address, employment, high threat or prior police reports that detail your prior encounters with violent situations.

The length of your good cause statement is almost entirely discretionary. A minimum of 75 words but no maximum for the length of your statement. It is recommended that you think about your statement very carefully and go into enough detail to properly articulate to the licensing authority that you need access to a concealed weapon in order to protect yourself or someone close to you from a very probable threat where the presence of a concealed firearm would mitigate it.

If denied due to an insufficient Good Cause, you will be issued a one month application ban. It is recommended that you use that time to reconsider the above information and be sure if you fit the criteria.


Section II - CCW License Usage Regulations

2.1 CCW License Prohibition Criteria

A license to carry a concealed weapon (CCW License) may never be issued to any person who violates the following criteria:

  • Persons on parole or probation.
  • Persons who are currently wanted by law enforcement.
  • Persons who have been dishonourably discharged from the armed services of the United States military.
  • Persons who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America.
  • Persons who have ever renounced their United States citizenship.        
  • Persons who by court order are not to possess a firearm.
  • Persons who are subject to any court order restraining the licensee from harassing, stalking, or threatening a child or an intimate partner or child of such partner.
  • Persons who do not possess a San Andreas State-issued Driver's License, or a valid document that meets the statutory definition of an identification document in the United States of America.
  • Persons adjudicated as mentally defective or committed to a mental institution (the term "commitment" does not include voluntary admission or admission for the purpose of observation) (unless the adjudication/commitment has been overturned).
  • Persons convicted of any form of domestic violence.
  • Persons who are an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance (Note: The usage of marijuana, regardless of prescription status remains illegal on the federal level and will result in a revocation of any firearm licenses).
 

A license to Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW License) may not be issued to any person who has been convicted of a felony, violent misdemeanor, or the following misdemeanors (unless the conviction has been overturned or expunged):

  • Any San Andreas Penal Code, Title II misdemeanor
  • Any San Andreas Penal Code, Title VI misdemeanor
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute

2.2 CCW License Revocation Criteria

A CCW may be revoked if the license holder commits any of the following:

  • The licensee has their PF license revoked.
  • The licensee unjustifiably displays or discharges their firearm resulting in a criminal conviction.
  • The licensee violates any part of the State Handling of All Firearms and Training (SHAFT) Act of 2021 resulting in a SHAFT Code Violation infraction.
  • (( Is killed by law enforcement following a shootout with them. ))

2.3 CCW License Usage Regulations

A CCW License holder:

  • Must follow all PF license regulations.
  • Must follow all regulations as found in the State Handling of All Firearms (SHAFT) Act of 2021.
  • Must pass a knowledge exam demonstrating an understanding of safe firearm handling as part of the application process.
  • Must not brandish their firearm unless an active threat to life is occurring or there is a clear and potential danger to life which could be averted by revealing the CCW firearm. In the case of law enforcement arriving on scene or being on the scene, the CCW holder must take care to comply with law enforcement orders.
  • Must not act as a security guard of any type with a concealed firearm unless they have a Guard Card.
  • May only conceal carry handguns.
  • Must not be in possession of their firearm while under the influence of marijuana, narcotic drug, mind altering drug, any other controlled substance, or exceeding 0.08% BAC.
  • Must not conceal carry their firearm at the following locations without the expressed, written permission from the respective authorized representative:
    • City Hall
    • Police Stations
    • Fire Stations
    • Courthouses
    • Schools and/or Universities
    • Correctional Facilities

Section III - CCW Application Form

3.1 CCW License Prohibition Criteria

To create an application for a Purchase Firearm license, you will have to sign up on our digital web panel here. After you have made an account, you will be able to access the Conceal Carry Weapon License application and fill it out with your details. When posted, a Firearms Licensing Officer will check up on your application. Please note that it is not uncommon for Firearms Licensing Officers to have inquiries about your application - in this case, please be ready to answer questions.

When your license application has been processed to the point where it is approved, you will be asked to make payment. During this stage, it is essential that you provide us with the correct information regarding your bank and the time you made the transfer. (( It is important that you use an unedited screenshot of your /transfer with a timestamp or /time visible in the chat. )) As soon as your payment has been processed, the license will be issued.