Bring handgun or sell it -> STX
Searched and read. Still need some advice.
I have a Sig Sauer P228 that used to belong to my uncle. I've fired more than 1,000 rounds through the weapon and I trust it wholeheartedly. I've had CCPs in NC and GA.
We're moving to STX next month. Trying to decide whether it's worth my while to try to bring the weapon with me _ or sell and go without _ or sell and buy another weapon when I am established in STX. I will be owning my own business.
you can bring it if you go through the proper channels, call DJ's shooting range? someone here can get the number for you. they will tell you everything you need to know on how to bring your gun here
So, I gather it has to go dealer-to-dealer? If someone could provide the number, that would be great.
If it was me, I'd keep the one you know.
You can bring it with you however you have to bring it to the VIPD shortly after you arrive and leave it there until you get licensed or you can ship it to D&J and they will hold it until you are licences. If you have taken a gun safety course bring your certificate as that is one of the licensing requirements.
D&J 340-713-9058 or 1996
The sign at the STX airport arrival door is consistent with what Bombi wrote. It says something like you must register within 24 hours of bringing in a gun, and to call VIPD at 340-778-2211 for more info.
Unless you plan to keep the gun at home or carry on you I suggest you store it with D&J and have them handle any paperwork with VI Police. From stories I was told (not data, stories) you are much more likely to have your home broken into if you register your gun as being stored at home with VI Police (people break in to steal your gun.) I've stored and sold weapons through D&J with no problem but never kept them at home or on me given the onerous paperwork (much easier if you own a business though.)