53-5-704. Division duties -- Permit to carry concealed firearm -- Requirements for issuance -- Violation --
Denial, suspension, or revocation -- Appeal procedure.
(1) The division or its designated agent shall issue a permit to carry a concealed firearm for lawful self defense to an applicant who is 21 years of age or older within 60 days after receiving an application and upon proof that the person applying is of good character.
The permit is valid throughout the state, without restriction except as provided by Section 53-5-710:
(a) for two years; or
(b) for five years for permits issued or renewed on or after May 1, 1998.
(2) An applicant satisfactorily demonstrates good character if he:
(a) has not been convicted of a felony;
(b) has not been convicted of any crime of violence;
(c) has not been convicted of any offenses involving the use of alcohol;
(d) has not been convicted of any offense involving the unlawful use of narcotics or other controlled substances;
(e) has not been convicted of any offenses involving moral turpitude;
(f) has not been convicted of any offense involving domestic violence;
(g) has not been adjudicated by a court of a state or of the United States as mentally incompetent, unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed;
(h) is qualified to purchase and possess a dangerous weapon and a handgun pursuant to Section 76-10-503 and federal law.
(3) (a) The division may deny, suspend, or revoke a concealed firearm permit if the licensing authority has reasonable cause to believe that the applicant has been or is a danger to self or others as demonstrated by evidence including, but not limited to:
(i) past pattern of behavior involving unlawful violence or threats of unlawful violenc