is it possible to bring a firearm with you when moving to stt? i have heard there's a strict permit app to own, but i cannot find anything online about it anywhere. what's the deal with this? i am a late twenties medical student that will be moving down for school and want to bring my pistol with me. any and all advice/info will be greatly appreciated. thanks!
When you bring a firearm to the VI, you must report that fact, along with sundry other pieces of information to the police within 24 hours of landing here. (see VI firearms law at : [www.atf.treas.gov]) If you have a carry permit, you will be able to use it while you are a visitor here. If you do not have a permit, I strongly suggest that you get one before coming as the process here is long, drawn out and frustrating.
Call the Gunsmithy at 340-772-2529...he'll answer the phone as "Namaste Cafe", as he runs both businesses in the same location, but Clayton is a firearms dealer and he'll know all the answers to your questions and be able to direct you...tell him you heard about him on the board from me...
I went and picked up the paperwork a week ago but haven't completed it all yet. I don't recall anything about 3 letters (of any) of recommendation? Also I'm pretty sure from what I read that a stateside carry license means diddly squat here as relates to an ability to hold onto your gun once the initial 24 hour period is up (I have a CCP as well.)
I need to get my butt in gear and get the papers done as I shipped the guns to a FFL dealer here in STX a couple of weeks ago.
Also regarding the post on ammunition you can bring up to 11 lbs in each checked bag on American - just need to declare it first.
yeah, i was aware of the ammo luggage thing. clayton said that it takes 6-9 months for all the paperwork to go thru so i'd get in gear if i were you. only after the process is complete do you get a coupon that will let your guns be shipped to you. at least this is what i heard. how did you get yours on-island without a coupon? i mean, i think 6 months is ridic. for a waiting period, but i also DO NOT want to illegally bring a weapon into another country. er...territory. you know what i mean. i'm game for anything short of smuggling drugs and/or weapons.