Los Santos Police Department

Firearms Licensing Division


Personal Firearms License

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Section I - PF License Purpose & Application Process
    1. PF License Purpose
    2. PF License Application Criteria
    3. PF License Application Process
  2. Section II - PF License Usage Regulations
    1. PF License Prohibition Criteria
    2. PF License Revocation Criteria
    3. PF License Usage Regulations
    4. PF License Usage Responsibility
  3. Section III - PF License Application Form
    1. PF License Application Form

Section I - PF License Purpose & Application Process

1.1 PF License Purpose

A Personal Firearms License (PF License) permits its owner to lawfully purchase, possess (on a non-temporary basis), and utilize firearms for lawful purposes.

This license only allows for the purchase, possession, and usage of semi-automatic firearms, break-action firearms, revolvers, shotguns not deemed to be Destructive Devices by the SHAFT Act and Federal law, and antique-firearms (firearms made before 1899 fit the definition of "antique" (( The only item in-game that meets this definition is the "Musket" )) ).


1.2 PF License Application Criteria

A person wishing to apply for a PF License must:

  • Not be in violation of the license prohibition criteria;
  • Be at least 21 years of age if intending to buy a handgun, otherwise be at least 18 years of age; (( Keep in mind that if you purchase a handgun when younger than 21 this can be considered Powergaming as we have no way of confirming your character's age through the Ammunation script but your character would not be given access to one. Applies to ammunition for handguns as well. ))
  • Be a legal resident of the United States of America;
  • Be prepared to submit a valid photograph and fingerprint card in line with the requirements stated on given application forms, as a condition of receiving the license.
  • 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;
  • (( Must have spent at least FORTY (40) hours played on the character you are applying with. ))
  • (( Must not have any previous or current Gang Affiliations with the applying character or have intentions of Gang Affiliations in the future without notifying a member of Firearms Licensing Division Command to have the license removed.))

1.3 PF License Application Process

Prior to applying for a PF 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, it will undergo a thorough review by a Senior Firearms Licensing Officer to verify if it is ready for distribution or not.

((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.))


Section II - PF License Usage Regulations

2.1 PF License Prohibition Criteria

A Personal Firearms License (PF 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 Personal Firearms License (PF 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 PF License Revocation Criteria

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

  • 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 PF License Usage Regulations

A PF License holder must not carry their firearm exposed on their person unless one of the following applies:

  • The person is a law enforcement officer or an authorized state official while on duty; or
  • The person also holds a valid Guard Card, in accordance with Section VI of this Act, is on company property, acting within their scope of employment.
  • The person is on private residential property or place of business owned by them, or a person who consents to them carrying the exposed firearm on their property.
  • The person is in an unincorporated area of San Andreas as defined by the SHAFT Act, where they must adhere to the following:
    • The person must keep their handgun properly holstered to their hip or leg; and
    • The person carrying their holstered handgun may keep the handgun loaded or unloaded; and
    • The person carrying a long gun must never point the muzzle at another person. The person may carry the long gun using the trail carry, two-hand carry, side carry, cradle carry, shoulder carry, or sling carry technique; and 
    • The person carrying the long gun must keep it unloaded at all times.
 

A PF License holder must never conceal carry their firearm on their person unless at least one of the following applies:

  • The person holds a valid Concealed Carry Weapon License, in accordance with Section V of this Act, or a Law Enforcement Concealed Carry Weapon License, in accordance with Section VII of this Act.
  • The person holds a valid Security Guard License, in accordance with Section VI of this Act, is on company property, acting within their scope of employment. 
  • The person is a law enforcement officer acting or an authorized state official acting within the scope of their employment.
  • The person is on private residential property owned by them or a person who consents to them carrying a concealed firearm on the property.
 

A PF License holder must not be in possession of their firearm if the following applies:

  • The person is under the influence of marijuana, narcotic drug, mind altering drug, any other controlled substance, or exceeding 0.08% BAC.

 

A PF License holder must not give/transfer their firearm to any other person unless one of the following applies:

  • The firearm is being transferred temporarily for the purposes of either hunting, fishing, camping, or training purposes, and the owner of the firearm does not have reason to believe that the person they are temporarily transferring the firearm to is prohibited from obtaining a valid Personal Firearms License.
  • The firearm is being temporarily transferred to other persons for display or recreational conversation as long as the weapon is not loaded.
  • The firearm is being given to an on duty Law Enforcement Officer who is acting in the scope of their employment.
  • The firearm is being transferred to another PF license holder via the LSPD's firearm transfer system.

 

A PF License holder must not sell a new or used firearm to any other person unless one of the following applies:

  • The sale is conducted in conjunction with the LSPD's firearm transfer system, before finalizing the sale of the firearm.
  • The sale is conducted by a business with the appropriate licensing as determined by Section 201 of the San Andreas Business Licensing & Municipal Accountability Act.

 

A PF License holder must not take their firearm onto any of the following locations without the expressed, written permission from an authorized representative of that location or if they are both in possession of a Guard Card and are an employee at that location whose scope of employment requires that a firearm be carried:

  • Government Owned Buildings
  • Police Stations
  • Fire Stations
  • Courthouses
  • Hospitals
  • Schools and/or Universities
  • Correctional Facilities
 
2.4 PF License Usage Responsibility

A PF License holder:

  • Must follow all regulations as found in the State Handling of All Firearms (SHAFT) Act of 2021.
  • Must report any lost or stolen firearms within 72 hours, failing which the owner shall only be liable to civil consequences that may arise out of the use of such firearms.
  • Must ensure their firearms are accounted for, by their owners, at an interval not exceeding 24 hours, with any loss or theft thereof being reported in accordance with the above.
  • Must, if in the process of transporting their firearm in a vehicle, or from a resident or commercial property from one location to another, announce the presence of the firearm to law enforcement in the event of a law enforcement stop. The announcement is to be made at the beginning of the stop, as soon as contact is made with the law enforcement official. This shall also apply to any searches of residential or commercial property where firearms are present as long as the proper licenses have been issued. This provision does not apply to those lawfully conceal carrying a legal firearm. 
  • Must, if in the process of transporting their firearm in a vehicle, or from a resident or commercial property from one location to another, ensure the firearm is unloaded and transported in an enclosed container. Devices that are listed as acceptable would be an enclosed compartment of a vehicle, or a metal or fabric gun case. This shall also apply to any searches of residential or commercial property where firearms are present as long as the proper licenses have been issued. This provision does not apply to those lawfully conceal carrying a legal firearm.
  • Must report any firearms that do not have valid serial numbers on them to the LSPD's Firearms Licensing Division to have a serial number etched onto the firearm and to have it registered or to have the firearm destroyed.
  • Must, if wishing to have a firearm destroyed, take the firearm to a law enforcement officer and surrender it to the appropriate representative of the law enforcement agency.

 


Section III - PF License Application Form

3.1 PF License Application Form
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 Purchase Firearm 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, the application will be sent back to the intial handler where the license will be issued, please be patient in this stage.