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gun permits

R&Rrelocating
September 15, 2015 06:18PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 1

what is required to own a gun in the VI

Re: gun permits

wanderer
September 15, 2015 07:41PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 596

See this document:
[www.vipd.gov.vi]

Basically, to have the gun permit in USVI, you have to show evidence that your life is in danger.

Re: gun permits

speee1dy
September 16, 2015 01:55PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,227

thats only if you want a carry conceal wanderer.

having a home use gun is easier to get.

Re: gun permits

wanderer
September 16, 2015 05:32PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 596

Quote
speee1dy
thats only if you want a carry conceal wanderer.

having a home use gun is easier to get.

The documents lists the requirements for the "license to carry" and the "license to possess". I don't see anything that mentions the relaxed requirements for the "home use".

Re: gun permits

quirion
September 16, 2015 06:16PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 388

Seems pretty clear to me.

S485-4 is specifically talking about "carry".
S485-4 specifically talks about fearing death or great injury.

S485-5 is about "possess"
This passage speaks nothing about fearing death or great injury.

not sure where the confusion is from.

Re: gun permits

quirion
September 16, 2015 06:25PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 388

One interesting thing I see is that a home use shotgun is the easiest to get.
But a home use gun AND sports use is about the second easiest to get but it does not distinguish between handguns and shotguns.

Personally I think it's irresponsible to own a gun for home protection that you do not practice with.

Re: gun permits

LiquidFluoride
September 20, 2015 01:31PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1,931

Quote
quirion
Personally I think it's irresponsible to own a gun for home protection that you do not practice with.

I couldn't agree more.

Luckily there are a few ranges here.

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