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Old 04-03-2015, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone
It's been a while since I've been online.
The following may turn out a little complicated, but I'll do my best:

In June next year I will graduate from "Gymnasium" (german Highschool), and, from how things are looking today, go to the USA on a student visa to attend university or college.
It's still all a little "loose", but the two "favourites" right now are Texas and Georgia.
Now I heard that, because I lack a US-Citizenship (only got the german one), and because I'm going to go to the USA on a student visa, I will not be allowed to buy any kind of firearm.
Is that true?

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Old 04-03-2015, 11:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure of your buying one but you may be able to rent one at a range to shoot some. Good luck .What will you major in?
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I'll (try to) mayor in journalism, don't know what specialisation yet.
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As for the original question, I am only aware only citizenship restrictions for fire arms that are derivatives of so called "assault rifles".
When I buy one of those I must prove citizenship.

The others I only have ot prove I live in the state and a utility bill, and a gov't issued foto ID are sufficient to establish that.

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If you are here on a non-immigrant visa, it is illegal for you to buy or even possess a firearm. That is the bad news. The good news is that there are some exceptions if you purchase a valid hunting license but I haven't read up on those.

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Hmm.. just goes to show what I know..
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Might depend on what he wants to hunt also. He can't take them home either.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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So, the way I understand it, I can't buy/own, say, a 9mm Glock for home protection?

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U r not allowed to buy one but can rent one at a range after showing passport,visa


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