Governor Calvo of Guam signed Bill 296-32 into law on the 21st of May, 2014. One of the last changes to be made to the bill before it was sent to the Governor was to change the term of the permit to three years instead of six. From kuam.com:
...and finally the governor signed Bill 296 into law. The bill changes language for concealed firearms licensing from "may" to shall." that means concealed firearm licenses shall be issued to an applicant who meets the various specifications.The Bill 296-32 is now Public Law 32-150. Here are some of the features of the new law:
- Requires that a permit for a concealed firearm be issued if requirements are met.
- Includes all handguns, rifles, and shotguns
- Includes all concealed weapons other than firearms
- Is only available to residents of Guam
- Puts a limit on the required, non-refundable fee of $100
- Requires issue within 90 days of the receipt of a complete application
- Includes methods to regain rights previously lost
- Is valid for a period of three years
- Provides for a 180 day grace period to renew the permit
- Requires a color photograph
- Requires fingerprints; if legible fingerprints cannot be made, can be issued by check of ID
- Applicants must be 21 years of age
- Requires a desire for a legal means to carry a firearm for lawful self defense
- DD214, NRA, or State Hunter Safety Courses among others, meet training course requirement
- Reason for denial required to be given
- Notice of renewal requirement will be mailed out 90 days before expiration
Three of those states, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, have no state constitutional provision protecting the right to keep and bear arms.
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