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Posted: 6/19/2003 9:27:42 AM EDT
I have a British co-worker friend who is here on a work Visa. Is he able to purchase a semi-auto long arm such as an SAR-1? Since he can't bring it back to the UK, he plans to sell it to me when he leaves in 6 months or so.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:06:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 10:34:09 AM EDT by Brohawk]
Edited to read: No, I would not encourage or advise anybody to violate the law.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:10:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 10:10:30 AM EDT by chuckhammer]
I hear you but I like to drink without using a "straw", when possible. [(:)]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:10:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 10:52:39 AM EDT by Old_Painless]
Edited: Atta boy Brohawk.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:13:45 AM EDT
[b]I[/b]n [b]B[/b]efore [b]T[/b]he [b]L[/b]imey goes back across the pond.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:16:52 AM EDT
non-resident visa (work, student, ect..) = no gun
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:33:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Brohawk: Ummm... I don't know about that, but I imagine "you" could buy it [;)] and he could "lend" you the money. It would then be "yours" and you could repay the "loan" when he leaves.
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That sounds legal enough...
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:35:39 AM EDT
According to what you wrote, in the end the rifle would be yours. So, just skip that first step and take your friend shooting with your rifle.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:40:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:11:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Depending on your state laws, there is nothing wrong with him making a private purchase from an individual for a gun.
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That's what I was thinking.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:26:50 AM EDT
No if he has been residing in the state for more than 90 days (utility bills), and has a driver license or such identifications AND a state-issued hunting license, he legally can. Of course thats what feds say and you might see more restrictions on state-level.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:33:03 AM EDT
huh? so an english gentleman is sophisticated enough to want a kalashnikov? cool.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:55:40 AM EDT
Hey I'm a Limey and I own three AK's, hold on I'm not a gentleman. Guess this has very little to do with me.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:07:08 PM EDT
Visitors on non-immigrant visas are not allowed to purchase weapons. Exception may be if has a hunting licence. The 4473 specifically asks for an alien registration #. (Thats on your green card.)
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:26:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 1:02:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB: huh? so an english gentleman is sophisticated enough to want a kalashnikov? cool.
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[ROFL2] Chuck, Be sure to show your friend which end of the rifle is the muzzle and which end is the butt, it's probably been awhile since he's seen a gun.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 1:14:06 PM EDT
It usually takes me an extra 15-40 minutes for NICS checks. The extra time is for them to call INS.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 1:18:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Fly-Fly:
Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB: huh? so an english gentleman is sophisticated enough to want a kalashnikov? cool.
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[ROFL2] Chuck, Be sure to show your friend which end of the rifle is the muzzle and which end is the butt, it's probably been awhile since he's seen a gun.
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The sad, sad state of affairs in the UK is just about that. [:(] I've taken him shooting with my Bushy and he does OK. He saw an ad for a barely used SAR-1 for $250 on my club bullentin board and has been tossing the idea around in his ever head since. I told him how cheap the 7.62 Russian ammo is and that's made him want one even more.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:01:20 PM EDT
sophisticated enough to want a kalashnikov
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huhhehehuhhe Beavis, he said sophisticated and kalishnikov in the same sentence...
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:22:34 PM EDT
If I am not mistaken, one of the most recent ATFE rulings had to do with Immigrants on Visas and gun purchases, meaning they can't buy them. No real loss. I don't believe the English should be trusted with arms anyway. [:p]
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