Chihuahua is the fifth entity with the highest number of firearms-carrying permits in the country, according to open data from the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena).
As of the second quarter of the year, 52 Chihuahuas have private individual licenses to carry firearms. The list is headed by Mexico City, with 1,306 registrations; Nuevo León, with 533; the State of Mexico, with 218 and Querétaro, with 108 permits.
Having a weapon, especially for self-defense, is a right that every citizen of the country is guaranteed by the Constitution, but to do so it is necessary to know the rules.
Any person who wants to obtain a license and obtain a weapon for personal security purposes must fill out a form issued by Sedena.
After that, the domiciliary certificate must be completed. The only place where this procedure is carried out is the facilities of the General Directorate of the Federal Registry of Firearms and Explosives Control, which resides in the State of Mexico.
The cost of issuing a private individual license to carry a firearm for individuals is 5,618 pesos, according to the agency’s cost tabulator.
The requirements requested by the agency are few, except the application, which must add a letter of honest livelihood, if the applicant is the owner of an institution, the letter of honest means of living must be signed by the first administrative authority of the place where it lives.
Completed National Military Service (copy of National Military Service Card and release sheet), in case of female personnel, a copy of birth certificate.
There is no physical or mental impediment to the handling of weapons, showing it with the following documents: a medical certificate of no physical impediment issued by a doctor with a legally registered title and a medical-psychological certificate issued by a person with a degree in psychology, with a legally registered title. , which includes the results of tests carried out for this purpose.
Not convicted of a crime committed with the use of weapons, proving it in the letter of no criminal record, issued by the corresponding authority.
Non-consumption of drugs, intoxicants, or psychotropics, showing this with a certificate of non-consumption of drugs, intoxicants, or psychotropics (toxicological), issued by a doctor with a legally registered title, which includes results of laboratory studies conducted for this purpose.
Proof of current address, not older than 3 months, and attach a passport size, color photograph, with a white background and no retouching; birth certificate and Unique Population Registry Code.
In addition, the need to carry weapons must be accredited at the discretion of the Secretariat of National Defense due to: the nature of their work or work; the special circumstances of the place where you live or “any other reasonable reason.”