Is there a worldwide right-to-carry map?


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GJgo
March 10, 2013, 10:27 AM
Has anyone ever put the effort into compiling a worldwide map showing where law-abiding citizens still have the right to own / use / carry a firearm? I was thinking about this today, wondering how many bastions of freedom are left in the world...

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armedwalleye
March 10, 2013, 10:30 AM
Look at your feet. You're standing on it, provided you don't travel to Illinois.
Own? Some places with laws? Carry? Some places without.

AABEN
March 10, 2013, 10:42 AM
I hope that they NEVER make a map showing where people have guns. I do NOT want people to know that I have guns. I do NOT want nuts raising hell at my home!!

Prince Yamato
March 10, 2013, 10:42 AM
It would be interesting. Romania and the Czech Republic have carry. Limited carry in Switzerland and Austria. I say let's compile a map with rules and regulations to gun ownership and ccw in these countries.

AlbertH
March 10, 2013, 10:44 AM
I hope that they NEVER make a map showing where people have guns. I do NOT want people to know that I have guns. I do NOT want nuts raising hell at my home!!
you just did,

AABEN
March 10, 2013, 10:48 AM
you just did,
Princeton is a large town!!

GJgo
March 10, 2013, 01:31 PM
Prince Yamato read my question, but I don't think anyone else did!

steveracer
March 10, 2013, 01:34 PM
My thinking exactly.
Basically, the US, Italy, Some of Spain, some of Skandinavia, All of Africa (no laws are enforceable, so there are no laws)
Venezuela, maybe a couple of others, but not many.

JERRY
March 10, 2013, 01:42 PM
outside of the U.S. you have to be politically connected or have substantial disposable income to carry a gun by law.

Owen
March 10, 2013, 02:11 PM
Jerry, that is a huge generalization, and is often untrue. It's a big world.

TRX
March 10, 2013, 02:27 PM
Pakistan has a license system left over from the days of the Raj, but ownership is common, as is CCW. There is a Federal gun law plus additional laws for each state, some of which are more restrictive, some less.

texasgun
March 10, 2013, 03:47 PM
hahaha.... yeah... in the tribal parts of Pakistan anything goes....

Nickel Plated
March 10, 2013, 04:52 PM
Princeton is a large town!!
LOL, you do know how IP addresses work right?

Noone here is asking for a map of specific gun owners. Just countries

JERRY
March 10, 2013, 04:59 PM
Owen, i should have stipulated non third world nations.

People often state switzerland and the czech republic however, these locales are not even close as the u.s.

Im open to real world examples of where a common minimum wage laborer in other ( non third world) countries can buy and carry a pistol by law without special conditions and exuberant cost. if the example is comparative to much of california, or all of new jersey and maryland it makes my case.

does any non third world country have a system similar to may issue states such as connenticut and alabama? we will leave out shall issue states as ive yet to see anything foreign that can compare to that.

Nickel Plated
March 10, 2013, 05:05 PM
In that case I don't think you'll find anywhere that's "close" (how close?) to the US. We're kind of special in that regard.

AlexanderA
March 10, 2013, 05:29 PM
Not wise to compile such a map, IMO, because it would show just how unique the U.S. is. This would be grist for the antigunners who would like us to be like the rest of the world. As it is, they would like the "international standard" (by way of U.N. treaty) to be a completely disarmed civilian population.

joeschmoe
March 10, 2013, 05:39 PM
Not wise to compile such a map, IMO, because it would show just how unique the U.S. is.


Since when did we become ashamed to be the Beacon of Liberty?

jj1962hemi
March 10, 2013, 05:51 PM
I have heard that some countries south of the border have unrestricted carry. Probably Columbia and a few others.

Sam Cade
March 10, 2013, 05:56 PM
Limited carry in Switzerland

Very difficult if not impossible for your average private Swiss citizen as a government approved "need" must be established.

http://www.fedpol.admin.ch/content/fedpol/de/home/themen/sicherheit/waffen/waffentragen.html

X-Rap
March 11, 2013, 11:02 AM
Can,t imagine another country that is close to a shall issue state. Third world countries might have examples that might be put up but I bet you could find just as many in which the carrier when found out is shot on sight, beaten or imprisoned by the authorities.
Our country is so unique in so many ways compared to the rest of the world in regards of personal freedom.

lykoris
March 11, 2013, 12:13 PM
The Czech Republic.

No justification needed to get a license to carry a concealed weapon and any ordinary person can get it so long as you are over 21 and have no prior criminal record. Same deal as you have in the U.S.

You can count on the E.U. changing that in the coming years :scrutiny:

JERRY
March 11, 2013, 01:31 PM
The Czech Republic.

No justification needed to get a license to carry a concealed weapon and any ordinary person can get it so long as you are over 21 and have no prior criminal record. Same deal as you have in the U.S.
this is something. can a common brick layer recieving unemployement or some other government aid buy and get a permit to carry a pistol if they have a disorderly conduct conviction?

in the U.S. minor misdemeanors are not a disqualifier in most states, and in other states the only disqualifiers are felonies or the misdemeanor of domestic violence (which does not have to include anything physical, so even yelling at each other can draw this conviction is the co-habitant states that they feared for their safety).

breakingcontact
March 11, 2013, 01:34 PM
Yemen, U.A.E. other countries around there, but probably can only own/carry if you're a citizen.

GJgo
March 11, 2013, 03:42 PM
Interesting information. When thinking of other countries that would be on a "leave the U.S." short list I've always wondered about New Zealand- I know they are friendly to hunting & the outdoors, they love racing, & in general partake in many other manly pursuits.

JERRY
March 11, 2013, 04:19 PM
Interesting information. When thinking of other countries that would be on a "leave the U.S." short list I've always wondered about New Zealand- I know they are friendly to hunting & the outdoors, they love racing, & in general partake in many other manly pursuits

i understand their gun ownership laws are similar to Australia's restrictions and concealed carry is forbidden.

lykoris
March 11, 2013, 04:28 PM
They have less restrictive legislation than Australia supposedly but was talking with a mate who lives in Auckland, NZ and he told me that they had to shoot at least once EVERY MONTH in order to retain their license to keep pistols. They have to store ammunition and guns in separate secure areas.

That is completely ridiculous. You decide to go visit Europe or somewhere else on the other side better make sure you are back in time to have shot at your club otherwise you lose your license/pistols.

NZ & Oz is on the same road to the destination the U.K. arrived at - no guns allowed here, the police/surveillance state will protect you

lykoris
March 11, 2013, 04:34 PM
Concealed carry is completely forbidden in NZ and definitely in Oz.

I would have thought that certain countries in central/south america had more favourable gun laws?

Sam Cade
March 11, 2013, 04:43 PM
I think Bulgaria allows carry of weapons that the licensee is able to legally own.

I'm looking at an English translation though.

Do we have any Bulgarian members?

Bohemus
March 14, 2013, 03:32 PM
outside of the U.S. you have to be politically connected or have substantial disposable income to carry a gun by law.
I was poor student when I got my ccw licence (and then spent 4 years carring gun to school). After all we have more ccw licences per capita than Texas :neener:
Slovakia and Estonia are two other European countries with more-or-less shall issue ccw in Europe.

Prince Yamato
March 14, 2013, 03:34 PM
I think what we have arrived at here is the possibility that there are a number of countries where CCW is possible.

For the Czech republic, a foreigner can obtain CCW, you have to go through the same process as a Czech citizen, but you can have a translator help you through the process.

I remember researching European CCW laws when I was contemplating a move a couple years ago.

Someone mentioned Bulgaria and I believe they are similar. I think it would be really helpful if we could get a sticky posting foreign gun laws. I know we have a couple members on the board who can translate for us.

The biggest issue is dealing with the US State Department to get your guns out of the country. Just try and explain to the lady on the other end that you have silencers- yes, legally- and you went to bring them with you to the Czech Republic if and when you move.

Myles
March 15, 2013, 02:33 AM
My thinking exactly.
Basically, the US, Italy, Some of Spain, some of Skandinavia, All of Africa (no laws are enforceable, so there are no laws)
Venezuela, maybe a couple of others, but not many.

Much of Honduras, as well. Know or pay the local cop a few lemps? (or even better, US dollars.) You are good. The local cops often don't even have cars. The PD often doesn't have cars. Or phones. Yeah, it's not a wonder why the mainland is a scourge of crime. The islands are pretty good, as the local PDs support the locals who defend themselves.

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