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Can someone here on a "Student Visa" shoot at a range?

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  1. Tech knight

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    Can a friend of mine who is here on a student visa from Romania shoot at a gun range? Age = 30 years old.

    I asked at my local gun shop (they don't have a range), but they were unsure.
     
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    ^^yep this^^

    There are almost always foreign students at one of the ranges I go to. I generally try to keep an extra eye on them if they look like rookies.
     
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    He can.

    I believe he can even buy a gun if he wanted.
     
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    When I did a search I found some people saying they can not unless it's for work or they have a special privilege.

    She said something about one thing she can not do is purchase a firearm on her Visa. She's not 100% sure how it works and I don't want either of us to get into trouble.
     
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    why even bring it up? But then again I just go out into the yard to shoot.
     
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    One of the ranges in Milwaukee just made the news recently for running police background checks on every person who has gone to the range for months or years and telling everyone that they would never do such a thing.

    She doesn't have any criminal record, but maybe it would come up that she is on a Student Visa from Romania or something and that would might not be allowed? :dunno:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum...ily-reports-law-abiding-customers-police.html
     
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    Unless he/she meets an exception in the law, the non-immigrant alien (NIA) is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. So, unless he is directly supervised by another person (who can possess a firearm and ammunition under federal law), or he otherwise meets an exception to the general prohibition on the possession of firearms and ammunition by the NIA, he could not. But...

    If he were to possess a valid hunting license issued by any U.S. state, he would meet an exception, and he could.

    Non-Immigrant Aliens
    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/non-immigrant-aliens.pdf
     
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    I don't see why not. It isn't like he's trying to buy one.

    Don't know about where you live, but we don't see waffen BATFEces at our ranges.
     
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    If I am understanding this correctly this means that she CAN shoot at the range if directly supervised by ME who can posses firearms and ammunition or a range officer? So she could use it or rent one at the range with her driver's license?
     
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    Yes , as long as you own the weapon and ammo they can shoot. I've taken plenty of Japanese, Taiwan , and Thai students to the indoor and outdoor ranges with no problems
     
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    Yes, that is correct.
     
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    So long as he is not a convicted felon (good luck proving that one!) sure!
     
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    If she will be living in that state for more than 90 days, and she wishes to purchase her own handgun, a valid hunting license issued by any U.S. state would be one of the legal instruments that would permit her to do so legally.
     
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    Why not ask the range? They're the ones who are going to ask for id (I would hope).
     
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    Get her a hunting license for small game. Doesn't matter what tags are on it, just make sure it's a legal hunting license.

    Then she can buy, sell and possess her own firearms without "supervision" and no one can say a thing about it.
     
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    She lives in IL and I live in WI. I don't know how people in IL have to get the hunting license, but they would also need a FOID card. Though I don't think she wants to own her own firearm at this time.
     
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    FOID cards are not needed to go to a range. It WOULD be needed to buy her own ammo, but if you're providing it, it's not needed.

    I can take anyone I want out to the range - provided it's not violating some parole or probation - and let them shoot my guns all day long.

    If she DOES want a FOID - and I recommend it just for ease of purchase of ammo - the application has a question about US Citizenship. If you're not, then:

    So even then, she COULD be a legal firearms owner/buyer.

    But your question was about ranges. And going to the range has no special restrictions UNLESS the range has their own rules. You're on your own with that.
     
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    Since you live in WI I'm assuming you don't have a FOID so it would jut be easier to shoot at a WI range.

    Usually the rule is in Illinois one person has to have a FOID