May Issue to Residents Only
Example Puerto Rico Concealed Carry Permit:
Persons who may lawfully carry weapons:
(a) The following may lawfully have, possess, carry, transport and convey weapons:
1. The members of the Armed Forces of the United States and the members, officials and employees of the Military Forces of Puerto Rico in the discharge of their duties as such and under the provisions of the laws and regulations of their respective organizations.
2. The Superintendent and the members of the Police of Puerto Rico, under the provisions of the regulations of the said Organization.
3. The Director of the Program of Penal Institutions and the heads of correctional institutions, under the regulations that the Correctional Administratory may provide.
4. Custody officers, under the regulations that the Correctional Administrator may provide.
5. United States Customs and Immigration officials, while in the discharge of their duties as such.
6. Members of the municipal guard corps created by virtue of section 1061 et seq. of Title 21, known as the Municipal Guard Act, while in the discharge of their duties or off duty, pursuant to the provisions of the regulations of said corps.
(b) The Superintendent of Police shall authorize the following persons to lawfully have, possess, bear, transport and carry a revolver or pistol, because of the nature of the office and duties they perform:
1. Judges, prosecuting attorneys, clerks, marshals and deputy marshals of the Courts of Justice of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as judges, prosecuting attorneys, deputy prosecuting attorneys, marshals and deputy marshals and the clerks of the Courts of Justice of the United States, who are discharging their duties in Puerto Rico.
2. The members of the Legislature and any official of the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
3. Mail carriers, during the discharge of their duties as such.
4. Carriers and custodians of public funds,while such funds are in their custody.
5. The employees of the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, provided that the request is authorized and justified by the head of the dependency for which the person works.
6. Internal revenue collectors and agents, at the request of the Secretary of the Treasury of Puerto Rico, and the inspectors of the Public Service Commission, at the request of the Chairman of the Public Service Commission.
7. Former governors, judges, prosecuting attorneys and legislators who have completed at least one term of their election and/or appointment, unless otherwise approved by the Superintendent of the Police pursuant to the regulations adopted to such effect.
8. Ambassadors, consuls or officials from foreign countries recognized as such by the Government of the United States.
9. Former policemen with ten (10) or more years of service and whose retirement or resignation has been honorable. In the cases of former policemen with less than ten (10) years of service, upon prior approval by the Superintendent of Police, pursuant to the regulations adopted to such effect.
10. The Federal officials whose duties justify the granting of such license. The Superintendent of Police is hereby empowered to regulate the issuing of the licenses referred to in the preceding clauses. The regulations to be adopted shall require that the officials and employees be trained in the handling and use of the firearms.
(c) The following may lawfully have, possess, bear, transport and carry a revolver or pistol:
1. Carriers of private funds and custodians of private funds in banking institutions, while such funds are in their custody, upon prior issuance of a license by the Superior Court before which the carrier or custodian of such funds, or his employers, shall justify the need for such license.
2. Persons rendering security services to public or private enterprises, while rendering such services, upon prior issuance of a license by the Superior Court, before which said person, or his employer, shall justify the need for such license.
(d) No person shall be authorized to bear a weapon under subsections (b) and (c) of this section if such person is not authorized to own or possess a firearm under sections 425, 426, 427, 428 and 429 of this title.
Forms & Links:
ATF: Puerto Rico Laws
NRA-ILA: Puerto Rico Gun Laws
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