- Applicants must pass a mental health screening administered by a psychologist. If applicant is found to be unstable he or she must be put into treatment, and not awarded a license; mental health screening is to be facilitated at gun shopper’s personal expense. Screening consists of three one hour counseling/therapy sessions, a review of past mental health history records; psychologist shall provide formal evaluation.
- The minimum age for gun ownership is to be 23.
- Parental Permission for Gun Shoppers beneath Age 30.
- Married persons are to provide spousal permission.
- Persons with children below age 23 in household must purchase a safe for the storage of firearms.
- Three personal letters of reference for all gun shoppers.
- Proof of current employment and for continuous employment for the previous 12 months (students must submit proof of enrollment at university for the past year. Persons of retirement age are exempt.)
- Applicant must write a two page typed essay explaining the importance of firearms to him/her and what it means to be a responsible gun owner in a free and civil society
- Must submit a photo
- Must submit fingerprints and pass a criminal background check
- Must take a videotaped oath in front of a magistrate: “I am name, job, from place of residence. I understand that a firearm is a dangerous weapon. If I am granted a license to purchase firearms, I will never use any of my firearms in a shooting spree or to commit murder. I will use my firearms for hunting or for sport, at a shooting range, or in a very rare case of defense.”
The review process
Once the application is complete, it shall be submitted to the State Firearms Authority. A panel of three experts 1. a judge, 2. a criminologist, and 3. a law enforcement officer will review the application. Each expert will vote independently on it.
- Applicant is mentally fit and shows the necessary responsibility to possess firearms
- Applicant is mentally fit but does not show the necessary responsibility to possess firearms
- Applicant is not mentally fit and is likely to become a threat to self and society if armed
A majority vote in the A category will result in the applicant being awarded a license.
A majority vote in the B category will result in the applicant being denied a license.
A majority vote in the C category will result in the applicant being denied a license to purchase firearms and additionally, he or she shall be put into psychiatric treatment immediately against his/her will.
If there is no majority vote in any category the applicant is to not be granted a license to purchase firearms by default.
Shooting rangers are to be equipped with firearm lockers.
Military style firearms (such as semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazine rifles) may be available for purchase but shall be stored in shooting range lockers; they shall never be taken home.
The license is good only in the state in which it is awarded.
The license expires after 3 years, and must be renewed.
It entitles the applicant to 1 firearm purchase every four months, a maximum of 3 per year.
Applicants who fail to earn a license, but are found to fall into the B category may reapply one year later.
An applicant who falls into the C category may not reapply. Applicant may appeal the decision in a court of law after 3 years.