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wish I could own a Glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by goodgirl, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. goodgirl

    goodgirl

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    I have a German passport, does anyone know any place in the world where I could own a Glock being a non-resident, without having to join a club and wait for ages.

    I just want to practice. I went to Blackwater for a week in 2001 for a tactical pistol course, and it was the best, of course I had to use one of their guns.

    I lived in Germany and Australia and I could never own an own gun. If I could just own one at home I would already be happy, I dont expect to be allowed to carry it.

    I worked as a security officer on weekeneds in Australia, and have a firearms license there and I did a lot of security related training there including simunition, but the license is only for security work, does not allow me to buy a gun or even to take the gun issued by the company home. I ended up working without carrying a gun, because I did not get paid for the time or the fuel to drive the the office before and after every shift to lock the gun away.

    Now I am in Argentina, joined a club, expected fewer bureacracy here, but no, being a non-resident, I can not buy a gun and the range here, tiro federal, doesn't rent anything decent.

    What would it be like in Austria? I could legally live there with a European passport, maybe the laws are better there?

    Any ideas,
    Tina
     
  2. Jerry

    Jerry Millennium Member

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    If you move to the US and establish residency in a gun friendly state like Louisiana, Texas, Florida and etc. you can buy and own a firearm. You don’t have to become a citizen, but you do need to establish residency to buy from a licensed dealer. Private sales are just that. Private! Any citizen can sell a firearm to anyone. Of course most honorable citizens are careful to whom they sell.

    USA , land of the not as free as we used to be, but still freer than the rest of the world.
     

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    If "establish residency" was as easy as it sounds, I wouldn't mind :)
    I'm in the green card lottery for three years, let's see.
     
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    Jerry Millennium Member

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    I didn’t think it was that difficult!? Hell, there are people living in my town that can’t speak English that have residency. As well as you write I can tell you speak English. You should get extra points just for that.


    Best of luck,

    Jerry
     
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    You might find that in most cases they have relatives in the states and can get in that way.

    For me personally, there would be no way, even with the best immigration lawyer, same goes for Australia wich is difficult, too.

    After 3 years of living there and trying to survive on temporary visas they have finally won and I am out and had to sell everything. (That's the story behind my location being : no home ;)
     
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    Jerry Millennium Member

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    Aahhh! A girl without a country. Bummer! I once though I’d like to go to Australia. With their new gun laws, screw that. Beautiful country! Screwed up politicians! But then our politicians can be pretty buggered too.

    By the way, welcome to the board. ;Y
     
  7. 4TS&W

    4TS&W 2A RKBA 4EVER

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    Hell just be like everyone else and just swim across the rio grande.

    In California you would then be entitled to food, shelter and clothing for life. You'll never have to pay taxes, and the state will fully support you.

    However, you better do it quick before the Governer is out of a job. If the next one has any balls, he'll turn that welfare state around and turn it back into the Golden State once again.
     
  8. ithaca_deerslayer

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    Let's see. There's about a thousand or more desparate guys on this website looking for a wife. Marry one of them and then I believe your problems will be solved :)
     
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    hmmmm, that almost sounded like a proposal...


    ;f
     
  10. ithaca_deerslayer

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    I'm already married to a good girl. Think I want my next wife to be a bad girl ;a

    But call me crazy, I bet a good looking German woman who can speak/write English, and who is pro-gun, would find no trouble finding an American husband who likes Glocks.
     
  11. 9mmLuva

    9mmLuva Vote 4 Pedro!

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    goodgirl,

    are you German, I mean really ???
     
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    Yes fnfalman is always looking for a good wife;f ;f
     
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    4TS&W 2A RKBA 4EVER

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    LOL! As long as you are not "americanized"... ;)
     
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    Why not back home in Germany? I don't know about non-resident rules in Switzerland and Austria, but both allow private ownership of firearms. Germany is fairly tight on handguns, but Austria and Switzerland much less so. Avoid Luxembourg at all costs.
     
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    Do it the old fashion way and marry an American citizen.:)
     
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    AnimalK Kilted Muppet

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    Yes :)
     
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    its truely sad that there are people out there that have never commited a crime but yet somehow are denied the ability to own a gun.


    i guess you should goto middle-east im sure they have some good rock throwing classes -(its a joke ppl)


    sorry wish i could help goodgirl.
     
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    I thought that Germany allowed handguns for club competitions? I'm sure that the licensing is difficult, but I thought with the right paperwork you could own firearms that you keep at a gun club (I know its not at home, but so ist das leben). I know that I regularly heard gun fire coming from a range that was near the train tracks when I lived in Tuebingen as an exchange student around '95.

    I had half-thoughts about trying to move to Europe when I was younger, more liberal, and not yet into guns. Seems that I looked around to see if Switzerland had something like the Aussiedler program--since my family is originally from there. I have no idea how they handle immigration from other European countries--maybe you can claim that your Human Rights have been violated by the socialist traumwelt of the EU ;)

    Many states in the U.S. allow firearm ownership for legal resident aliens--I used to run into several Asian exchange students at the public range when I was in graduate school in Alabama.
    All I can suggest is to do your research well before moving anywhere and good luck. Perhaps, getting a realistic semi-auto pellet/air pistol or airsoft will allow you to get some trigger time--I know it's not the same, but some of us even use it for convenient practice.

    -Chad

    P.S. I apologize in advance for language errors in my post--my German is rusty, but I have no excuse for my English
     
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    >Germany is fairly tight on handguns

    Germany has a bad history with guns so I'm not sure they should have them...