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I am sorry about your friend's situation. He says that there might be a traffic ticket and admits that he is severe arrears on child support.
The traffic ticket is not enough to have the hand-gun license denied. However, being in arrears over child support is, I am afraid. The Concealed Handgun law states an application for a CHL may be denied for individual finally determined to be delinquent in child support obligations. GC §411.172(10)
Ergo, his arrears are likely what is keeping him from qualifying, based on what you have told me. If so then what action , if any should he take.
Since this is based on his arrears, what someone in his situation would have to do is:
(1) become current with child support; or
(2) come to an agreement with the other parent that if he pays a lump sum, she will drop the rest of the arrears (often, this works). If she agrees, a joint motion may be filed in Court
to reflect this agreement and then the state would void the arrears record and he can qualify for the license.
Note - this is state law
, not federal law. If he were to live in another state, not all states consider child support arrears before granting the license.
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