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Can a non-resident tourist buy a gun for use in their countries? I need to buy one for use in Tanzania.

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  • how would you go through the background check stuff? – Zero Oct 21 '17 at 14:44
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    Which country are you hoping to buy from? Regardless, surely it would be less work to buy within Tanzania than to do all the paperwork to legally transfer your new firearm from one country to another? – user16259 Oct 21 '17 at 14:52
  • i want to buy it in the US – bill Oct 21 '17 at 15:07
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    Is Guangzhou known for its gun markets? – phoog Oct 21 '17 at 15:07
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    i think so i have been in Guangzhou several times but i never tried once – bill Oct 21 '17 at 15:11
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If you can legally own it in the origin country and the destination country, you might be able to arrange the import. It will require special handling if you bring it by air and lots of paperwork in advance.

  • Hunters may be allowed to bring their own guns if they are allowed to hunt in the destination country. (That's not exactly your situation, right?)
  • Sports shooters may be allowed to bring their guns to international competitions. That's quite routine in much of Europe, for example. (Again not quite your situation?)
  • Importing a gun will be more complicated. If you need to ask here, forget it.

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