I may have shot myself in the foot.
First post here, taking my concealed carry class this weekend. Crime is getting horrible in the small town I live in and I feel that I need a way to protect myself and my child so last week I purchased a Smith & Wesson SD9 and plan to keep it in my truck along with keeping my HD shotgun at home. I also drive to St. Louis often for business and I see car jackings on the news quite often when I am there in my hotel so I also plan to carry my recently purchased 9mm when making that trip. I have a question that nobody has been able to answer for me so far including a class instructor. Approximately 10 years ago I got into a heated argument (Over the phone) with my x-wife. At some point in the conversation I mouthed off that I wanted to cut her head off. Of course, she filed a complaint and I was charged with terroristic threatening. When I went in front of the judge, I told him the truth. I told him that I did say exactly what she claimed and told him that I was sorry and did not mean it. He applauded my honesty but really had no choice but to find me guilty because I had admitted it. So, I was convicted of terroristic threatening. I have had no other "run ins" of any kind and the X and I actually get along quite well now. I have asked many people with permits and even a instructor if this is going to cause me a problem when I apply for my permit next week. I looked at the Arkansas State Police website it doesn't really address my exact situation. It does mention domestic violence but I am not sure if my situation would fall into that category. I am very far from being a violent person and would hate to think that I could be denied a CCL because of an arguement over the phone 10 years ago. Does anyone have any concrete info on something like this? Thanks for any help.