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Updated by Lindsey Christiansen on Mar 05, 2013
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4 Steps to Obtaining a Gun Permit

Are you ready to be a gun-owner, go hunting with friends and feel protected and safe in your home? Perhaps it’s time for you to get your gun permit. Follow these four steps to earning your gun permit today.

1

Check to See if You Qualify

Check to See if You Qualify

Depending on the state in which you live, the requirements will vary. Be sure you check with your states requirements to make sure that you even qualify to own a gun permit.

2

Apply

Apply

In order to apply you will need to go to either the county sheriff’s office or the clerk of superior court of your county. You city website should provide information on where to go. Once you’re there, fill out the application to purchase a handgun. Just to be safe, make sure you bring proof of citizenship, proof that you are the proper age, proof of residence in the county in which you are applying and your driver’s license.

3

Complete a Gun-Safety and Training Course

Complete a Gun-Safety and Training Course

In order to obtain a gun permit, you need to prove that you know how to handle one safely. The certified instructor will teach you how to safely hold, shoot and clean your gun. After completing the course, they will provide you with a certificate from a licensed gun training center. Present the certificate to the office where you are applying.

4

Pay the Fee

Pay the Fee

Lastly, you will need to pay a non-refundable fee for your gun permit. The fee will vary depending on your location. Once the county office has reviewed your application, cleared your background check and received your fee, you will present you with your gun permit.

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