non citizen firearms ownership?

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by aussie, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. aussie

    aussie New Member

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    g'day folks Just a quick question Some time In the next 24 months I will be moveing to the usa for studies and once The three year course is done I will be applying for a green card/permanent residency but any way Can I get a Firearms Lisence or what ever is needed over There to have a firearms licence for Hand guns for sports shooting I compete In ipsc Pistol shooting and would like to continue Our laws over here suck balls for hand guns rifels ect but I wont rant about them at this time Are state laws Diffrent from state to state If so I will be studying in trinidad colorado?
     
  2. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    They are different from state to state and sometimes from county to county. BEST thing you could do is ask a lawyer in the county you are moving to. They will be able to give you the best advice than anyone.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    I believe you can as a resident alien but not as a temporary. State laws do vary by a lot. California and illinois for example make australia down right cozy gun wise.
     
  4. aussie

    aussie New Member

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    We cant have semi auto long arms and can Only have full size hand guns and you have to have firearms Lockt in a safe at all time and cant use them for self Defence!
     
  5. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    In California and Illinois, youre lucky you can keep your fingers as they can be used to poke someone in the eye.....
     
  6. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Aussi,

    I have one of my Supervisors researching this for me. Are you coming in on a F1 visa? When are you coming, I believe you may not be able to buy a handgun here but you may be able to bring one in with you. I'll drop you a pm in the morning.


    Shawn
     
  7. aussie

    aussie New Member

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    Yeh Mate F1 visa I will be doeing a Gunsmithing course Gota look in to it a bit more ect so Let me get this right I can bring one But if it breaks I can not buy a new one?
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    A RESIDENT alien (such as my lady) can and has bought firearms quite legally. There are a few additional hoops for a NON-RESIDENT alien, but yes, it is legal. Now, being able to take it home with you when you go, THAT may be another matter- between you and your own authorities.

    As I had mentioned to another poster, a friend writes a blog on hunting, fishing, and guns. This is it- THE NEW RIVER VALLEY OUTDOORSMAN

    On the LEFT side, scroll down until you get to the "Mike buys a rifle"- Mike was one of his students- If I recall, a Kiwi. After you have been in Colorado, go take the hunter safety course, get a hunting license, THEN go gun shopping.

    If you are a smoker, quit now. Trinidad is 6010 ft above sea level. :eek:
     
  9. aussie

    aussie New Member

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    Cheers mate so with a Hunting Lisence I can buy a hand gun as well as rifels?
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    THAT I am not sure about- but handgun hunting IS legal in Colorado (for big game, has to be high power handgun) If you are going to be at the Colorado School of Trades there in T-Dad, your faculty should be able to get you a definite answer- but rifle/shotgun for sure. How long will you be there? There is a minimum time in residence before you can buy- either 30 or 90 days- need coffee before I can remember.
     
  11. aussie

    aussie New Member

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    Ill be there for the full course Yeh its 90 days three months Some one sent me a pm and said It doesnt Matter if I buy from a Privte person or a gun show? is that right?
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Buying from a non-dealer (aka an "unlicensed person") in the state you are residing in does not involve the paperwork that buying from a dealer involves, but the same laws apply.
     
  13. Graves

    Graves New Member

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    I moved to the US when I turned 18 with my wife.

    I'm not 100% sure but I think as an alien you can own firearms but not get a CCW

    Also in most places you can't buy a handgun if you're under 21, but you can own one.
     
  14. johnmed3

    johnmed3 New Member

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    If your a legal resident (green card) you can get a chl. (At least here in TX you can).
     
  15. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    My lady was a resident alien (green card, not a US Citizen) and she had a VA CCW.
     
  16. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired

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    prior to my nieces getting the naturalized citizenship, they could buy handguns (at age 21), but never wanted the CCW.