Concealed carry in Slovakia is not common, only 2 % of the adult Slovak population holds a license allowing CC. Getting a handgun for home defense is much easier, yet a buyer still need to meet several conditions – generally one must be at least 21 years old, free of a criminal history and in a full state of mental and physical health to apply for a gun license. Fulfilling these terms, one needs to take an oral exam that covers questions from gun laws, first aid etc. The complete way to possessing a handgun takes about three weeks and a non-professional can obtain a concealed carry license under a very rare circumstances. Gun licenses regulated by law can be issued in 6 categories:
- A - carrying for defense (rarely),
- B - possession at home for defense
- C - gun-holding for work purposes
- D - long guns for hunting
- E - gun holding for sport shooting
- F - guns collecting.