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Old 11-05-2015, 12:32   #1
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Bringing guns into Mexico, (just left embassy)

So I just left the consolate in miami, long story short,There is a way to import my guns legally.

Step one: I have to obtain a hunting license.

Step two: Join a gun club in cancun

Step three: Fill out a import long from for shotguns and smooth bore long guns.

Step four: wait 3-4 weeks for response. And hopefully get approved

Step five: Skip mexico and go right to belize. This **** is too complicated

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Old 11-05-2015, 14:10   #2
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Have you checked what you have to do in Belize to bring guns in, illegal fire arms and ammunition equals big time in prison!!!!
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I don't recall the ATF doing all that paperwork. Maybe I was mistaken.
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Old 11-05-2015, 15:07   #4
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Not surprising to read your report. But....good on you for checking further than noonsite (even though it appears to be correct).

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Step five: Skip mexico and go right to belize.
From Noonsite (Belize check-in)

Firearms and ammunition are usually removed and kept in custody by Customs until clearing out.

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Why bother taking firearms if you just have to turn them in? Just curious.

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Old 12-05-2015, 09:35   #6
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From Noonsite (Belize check-in)

Firearms and ammunition are usually removed and kept in custody by Customs until clearing out.

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Why bother taking firearms if you just have to turn them in? Just curious.

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Your question is relevant only if you decide to remain in that country in perpetuity. Folks do move around on these boats, I have seen it. When on the high seas, things happen. Now, whether or not a firearm will be useful in such a situation is debatable. But you will have access to it if you choose to take it with you.
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Though my information is years old, I did have guns aboard, in a sealed locker. My boat was inspected and I opened the locker. All firearms, at that time were in cases and no one opened them. Months later, someone was jailed for having firearms openly in racks. So check if you can transit with the arms in a locker sealed by customs. Belize was fine, though they took them unless we were transiting and then they would seal the locker. Being this is the time when only law enforcement and cartels are armed in Mexico, things have changed. I would ask the Mexican counsel if you could dismantle the arms and keep them in a sealed and locked locker during transit. It might be a way, but I do not know about the current attitude.
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Though my information is years old, I did have guns aboard, in a sealed locker. My boat was inspected and I opened the locker. All firearms, at that time were in cases and no one opened them. Months later, someone was jailed for having firearms openly in racks. So check if you can transit with the arms in a locker sealed by customs. Belize was fine, though they took them unless we were transiting and then they would seal the locker. Being this is the time when only law enforcement and cartels are armed in Mexico, things have changed. I would ask the Mexican counsel if you could dismantle the arms and keep them in a sealed and locked locker during transit. It might be a way, but I do not know about the current attitude.
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Sounds like good advice, but get everything in writing with names and a counsel letterhead. If you get into trouble, you better have some documentation.
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Sounds like good advice, but get everything in writing with names and a counsel letterhead. If you get into trouble, you better have some documentation.
With duplicates on file in the U.S. for Embassy assistance.! Sheeple do not need guns to be slaughtered, but it does slow the process! 😏
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Bringing guns into Mexico is a bad idea, even with the appropriate documentation. You may bring a shotgun through the land border crossing, if decared and with paper from the consulate. Any other ports of entry, and/or any other firearms (rifles or especially handguns) will generally result in handcuffs if found. I live near the border, and both race and cruise to ports on the West Coast - Ensenada, PV , etc. My suggestion - don't bring a gun into Mexico, and if you do, be ready to drop it over the side.
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Step five: Skip mexico and go right to belize. This **** is too complicated

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Ha, funny, NOTHING is easy in Belize...would love to hear how that works out for you. ;-)
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Re: Bringing guns into Mexico, (just left embassy)

If you carry guns you can always "store" them off-shore. Wrap them into a waterproof bundle and tie a rope with a float to them, mark position on GPS plotter and dump overboard. Retrieve on your way out

Carry a crossbow and/or compound bow, tomahawk etc. for times that the good stuff is stored off-shore
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Really?
I mean really, really.


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So I just left the consolate in miami, long story short,There is a way to import my guns legally.

Step one: I have to obtain a hunting license.

Step two: Join a gun club in cancun

Step three: Fill out a import long from for shotguns and smooth bore long guns.

Step four: wait 3-4 weeks for response. And hopefully get approved

Step five: Skip mexico and go right to belize. This **** is too complicated

Lol

I tried ��

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I know a cruiser that felt the need to have a weapon (gun) aboard. Due to the many different laws regarding firearms and ammunition on the different islands throughout the Caribbean, he came up with a solution. He purchased two single shot 12ga. shotguns, He cut them down to pistol size slightly larger than a flare gun, installed plastic grips on them and painted them florescent orange just like a flare gun. He stores them in with his flare gun kit and the ammunition with the flares. Luckily he has not had to use them, but they can be used for either flares, or another purpose if needed. Of course if he is ever caught, he will have big problems, but he assures me that when a sniffing dog alerts on them, the officer opens up the flare kit, looks inside, closes it up, and puts it back in the locker.

Keeping a gun aboard is of course a choice every cruiser has to make. I find that there are so many other options available, that I don't need one. "Bear Spray" (Very strong mace) is one thing I have aboard. shoots 60', and really works well. machetes, tasers, and bean bag shells that will fire from a flare gun. Many other legal choices.
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