Carrying a concealed weapon (CCW), is the practice of carrying a weapon -- such as a handgun – in public in a concealed manner, either on one's person or in close proximity. While there is no federal law specifically addressing the issuance of concealed-carry permits, all 50 states have passed laws allowing citizens to carry certain concealed firearms in public, either without a permit or after obtaining a permit from local government and/or law enforcement. Criminal background investigations are necessary in most states. Upon ascertaining that the person meets all the criteria to own a firearm, they are issued a permit that is typically valid for five years.

manageID is the solution chosen by the state of Georgia to help collect biographic data and a photo of the state resident to issue a weapons permit. The collected biographic data and photograph is processed through manageID to generate a county-customized ID card configured with human-readable data elements and information stored in a linear barcode. The ID produced incorporates overt and covert security features, which are layered and blended with personal data to form a significant barrier to imitation, replication and duplication.

Permit holder data from the manageID application is integrated with other legacy systems in the state to prevent duplicate data entry by clerical personnel processing permit applications and related documents.

manageID’s Weapons Permit solution is repeatable, customizable, and offered as a cloud based solution.