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Dual-citizens and concealed carry?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Boberama, Nov 24, 2009.

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  1. Boberama

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    I'm thinking about omving to either Washington or Oregon so I can wear a concealed firearm. Currently I am living in BC. Can I retain my Canadian citizenship and carry?
    Can you carry at all if you're not American-born?
    What are some other issues that might crop up?
     
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  3. Shadow 7D

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    Would you be under a Canadian law, what I mean is there some law that prevents expat from owning a firearm?

    2nd, how would the mounties come and get you?
     
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    The Mounties ALWAYS get thier man.














    Ahem.
     
  5. Speedo66

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    Once you become a citizen you enjoy all the rights.

    You do not have to be native born.

    If you intend to also remain a Canadian citizen, make sure you don't lose any rights there, i.e., national health care, etc. Make sure Canada allows dual nationalists.
     
  6. Spreadfire Arms

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    depends on the state. in Texas you can be a foreign citizen with a Resident Alien Card as a Legal Permanent Resident and get a Texas carry permit.

    you may also check into reciprocity issues for the state you're looking at....if a state like Texas has reciprocity in the state you're moving to then get a carry permit from that other state.
     
  7. LegalAlien

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    I have heard that WA has restrictions on CCW for legal residents.

    Not sure about OR

    Luckily I live in the Gunshine State and I have my CWL.
    Only additional limitation I face as a non-citizen, is that I have to prove that I have been a resident for a continuous 90 days - ie. CC, utility, bank statements, with every firearm purchase I make.
     
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    Just for some additional information, the US does not regonize dual citizenship. The country you are immigrating from may recognize you as a duel citizen. But, the US will simply recognize you as a non-natural born citizen. This is a subject I have a little experience with.
     
  10. PBinWA

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    Once you become a Permanent Resident of the US and a Citizen of Washington (3 months) you can apply for a CPL. They removed the Alien Firearm Permit for Permanent Residents (aka Green Card Holders) this year. I had an Alien Firearm Permit and a CPL years ago when I only had an H1-B work visa. I figured I should make sure I had every possible license just to cover all the bases. Of course, I live in a "gun friendly" area. Might be harder somewhere like Seattle.

    If you are truly a citizen of the USA then it is probably a no brainer.
     
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