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Question about legal gun owner ship on STX

Kansas
August 07, 2017 07:06PM

Registered: 8 months ago
Posts: 13

im moving down to STX next week and i want to bring my handgun, already cleared it with my airline but what can i expect when i step off the plane and onto the island?

Re: Question about legal gun owner ship on STX

quirion
August 07, 2017 07:16PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 391

[en.wikipedia.org]

Also search for threads on this. There is a ton of info here.

Re: Question about legal gun owner ship on STX

Scubadoo
August 07, 2017 09:02PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,793

Doesn't sound like a good idea before you have a permit.

Re: Question about legal gun owner ship on STX

pilatesgal318
August 07, 2017 09:44PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 406

As Scubadoo said, not a good idea at all before you have a permit...which can take a long time to get here. My husband was a former Marine, and has been a licensed gun owner in the States for about 40 years and it took him about 6 months to get his license. Please do your research!

Re: Question about legal gun owner ship on STX

specialk
August 08, 2017 08:02AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 569

You can bring it via the airline. But upon arrival in the territory you are supposed to immediately report to the Firearms Division at Police HQ to declare the weapon. At which time they will confiscate it and hold it until you have been issued a license.

Firearms Div has limited hours. So there's a chance they won't be open when you go. At which point you become technically in possession of an unlicensed weapon. Yeah, not your fault. But...

The best thing to do, I think, is bring your weapon to a dealer in your state that is licensed to ship it here. Ship it to D&J Shooting Gallery. They will store it for you in their vault until you have your license. When your license is ready for you to pick up you'll need to get the weapon from D&J and bring it to Firearms so they can confirm the serial number.

On average the entire process takes about a month once you've handed in all of your forms. Most of that is waiting for the Police Commissioner to sign the paperwork.

Phone number for Firearms Division on STX is 340-712-6058. They do only certain tasks at certain times on certain days. So call first to see what day and time you can pick up forms for a new license.

D&J Shooting Gallery is 340-713-9058 and 340-719-1996.

Good luck!

Re: Question about legal gun owner ship on STX

speee1dy
August 08, 2017 08:03AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,285

call the local shooting range DJ shooting range i think is the name. you will probably have to ship it to them and have them hold it until you get your home license. very few CC permits are issued.
there are threads on this topic. when you do your search make sure you dont limit the date range

Re: Question about legal gun owner ship on STX

stxisbest
August 08, 2017 08:28PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 165

Quote
specialk
You can bring it via the airline. But upon arrival in the territory you are supposed to immediately report to the Firearms Division at Police HQ to declare the weapon. At which time they will confiscate it and hold it until you have been issued a license.

Firearms Div has limited hours. So there's a chance they won't be open when you go. At which point you become technically in possession of an unlicensed weapon. Yeah, not your fault. But...

The best thing to do, I think, is bring your weapon to a dealer in your state that is licensed to ship it here. Ship it to D&J Shooting Gallery. They will store it for you in their vault until you have your license. When your license is ready for you to pick up you'll need to get the weapon from D&J and bring it to Firearms so they can confirm the serial number.

On average the entire process takes about a month once you've handed in all of your forms. Most of that is waiting for the Police Commissioner to sign the paperwork.

Phone number for Firearms Division on STX is 340-712-6058. They do only certain tasks at certain times on certain days. So call first to see what day and time you can pick up forms for a new license.

D&J Shooting Gallery is 340-713-9058 and 340-719-1996.

Good luck!


I really would like to know more about this only takes a month drive thru here.--???

Re: Question about legal gun owner ship on STX

isl3985
August 09, 2017 03:48AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 68

The VI is NOT gun friendly. Probably as bad if not worse than the likes of NY, CA, Chicago etc etc

Re: Question about legal gun owner ship on STX

stxsailor
August 09, 2017 03:16PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 427

I guess the VI is not gun friendly is because they don't want the good guys armed. Now that's funny i don't care who you are.

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