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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 7 years ago

Rights to buy firearms in US?

Can you buy a firearm in the US, if you've got a company in the US, and come to the US on a business visa?

3 Answers

  • 0110
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Basically the answer is no. Unless you meet stringent criteria.

    below comes from ATF:

    “nonimmigrant aliens” are tourists, students, business travelers, and temporary

    below comes from ATF:

    workers who enter the U.S. for fixed periods of time; they are lawfully admitted aliens who are

    not lawful permanent residents. I

    An alien admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa is not prohibited from

    purchasing, receiving, or possessing a firearm if the alien falls within one of the following

    exceptions: (1) is in possession of a hunting license or permit lawfully issued by the Federal

    Government, a State, or local government, or an Indian tribe federally recognized by the Bureau

    of Indian Affairs, which is valid and unexpired; (2) was admitted to the United States for lawful

    hunting or sporting purposes; (3) has received a waiver from the prohibition from the Attorney

    General of the United States; (4) is an official representative of a foreign government who is

    accredited to the United States Government or the Government’s mission to an international

    organization having its headquarters in the United States; (5) is en route to or from another

    country to which that alien is accredited; (6) is an official of a foreign government or a

    distinguished foreign visitor who has been so designated by the Department of State; or (7) is a

    foreign law enforcement officer of a friendly foreign government entering the United States on

    official law enforcement business.

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  • Teekno
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    No. You will need to be a US citizen or permanent resident in order to purchase firearms in the US.

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  • Nex
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    no you cannot buy a firearm without citizenship you don't have the rights we do because you are not a citizen here.

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