CWLA Eligibility Requirements



• You must be 21 years of age or older.


• You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm.


• Unless you are serving overseas in the United States Armed Forces, you must currently reside in the United States (U.S.) AND a U.S. citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).


• If you are serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces, you must submit a copy of your deployment documentation with your application.


• 'Resident Aliens' must provide a valid Permanent Resident Alien card.



Possible Reasons for Ineligibility:



• The physical inability to handle a firearm safely.


• A felony conviction (unless civil and firearm rights have been restored by the convicting authority).


• Having adjudication withheld or sentence suspended on a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence unless three years have elapsed since probation or other conditions set by the court have been fulfilled.


• A conviction for a misdemeanor crime of violence in the last three years.


• A conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.


• A record of drug or alcohol abuse.


• Two or more DUI convictions within the previous three years.


• Being committed to a mental institution or adjudged incompetent or mentally defective.


• Failing to provide proof of proficiency with a firearm.


• Having been issued a domestic violence injunction or an injunction against repeat violence that is currently in force.


• Renouncement of U.S. citizenship.


• A dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.


• Being a fugitive from justice.





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