The application for a concealed pistol license in Washington State is a three-page form that asks for routine biographical and citizenship information. It also includes the following yes-or-no questions. The answers are reviewed as part of the applicant’s background check:
1. Have you ever been convicted in adult court or adjudicated in a juvenile court, in this state or elsewhere, of one of the prohibitive crimes on page 3 of this form?
2. Are you now on bond or personal recognizance pending trial, appeal or sentence for any serious offense as defined in RCW 9.41.010 or for a felony for any crime where the judge can imprison you for more than one year?
3. Are you the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant from any court for any crime?
4. Have you been convicted of three or more violations of Washington’s firearms laws within any five-year period?
5. Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana, or any depressant, stimulant or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?
6. Have you had a firearm forfeited within the past year for a drug or alcohol incident pursuant to RCW 9.41.098(1)(e)?
7. Are you under a court order or an injunction concerning the possession of a firearm?
8. Is your concealed pistol license, if any, in a revoked status?
9. Have you ever been adjudicated mentally defective (which includes having been adjudicated incompetent to manage your own affairs) or have you ever been committed to a mental institution?
10. Have you been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions?
11. Are you subject to a court order restraining you from harassing, stalking or threatening your child or an intimate partner or child of such partner?
12. Have you been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?
13. Have you ever renounced your United States citizenship?
14. Are you an alien illegally in the United States?
• See the permit application: bit.ly/WAGunPermit