Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the gun is to be used.
Generally, laws require the following:
Gaining competency with firearms is like learning to drive a car or fly an airplane. You need expert instruction and practice. There is no shortcut. If you are not willing to invest the time and effort to become competent, then having a firearm and trying to use it can, in many instances, be more hazardous than any impending threat.
Your application for a pistol purchase permit will not be complete and dated in order for the process to begin until you have completed and submitted the online portion of the application, provided a signed and notarized Mental Health Release form, and made payment of the $5.00 permit fee.
Please note that as part of the application process, you will authorize the Henderson County Clerk of Superior Court to inform the Sheriff of Henderson County whether or not the clerks’ records contain the record of any involuntary mental commitment proceeding under Article 5 of Chapter 122C of the General Statutes in which you have been named as a respondent. The purpose of this release is to enable the Sheriff to determine your qualification and competence to purchase and handle a handgun.
A permit to purchase a handgun has a processing cost of $5.00 (each). A $3.00 per application convenience fee will also be charged for using the online application service. The total fee is non-refundable.
|Pistol Purchase Permits Contact:
Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Concealed Handgun Permit Contact:
Phone: (855) 642-2453
Storage of firearms and ammunition presents a unique responsibility. Children may see weapons as toys, and thieves view them as a tool for crime or an item that can be sold for quick profit. Keep all firearms locked away in a secure place.