Know The Laws
Every state has different laws and regulations governing gun ownership. For example, all gun purchases require valid government issued identification and a background check, and some states have a mandatory waiting period before you can take it home. Some states also require you to register your pistol when you purchase it.
Others require a special license for Concealed Carry. The best way to learn about the regulations in your state is to check your state’s official website.
(NOTE: Government websites have a .gov ending to their URLs, so make sure you use an official government site when checking your state’s laws.)
Ensure you also check your county’s probate court website since that’s usually where you will go to obtain your license. Those websites will tell you what ID or documents you must bring with you and rules about who can apply for permits.
Remember, being as informed and prepared as possible will make this process much easier!