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Old 03-05-2010, 11:41   #1
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Can You Declare a Gun in Roatan that You Have on Your Boat ?

I have heard that cruisers can take a gun into Roatan if they declare it.. Is that true?

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Old 03-05-2010, 12:08   #2
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I'd start checking with the honduranian authorities rather than here
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I noticed by things you said on another thread that you must have traveled extensively in the Caribbean...As far as I know ANY firearm there is forbidden...even spear guns..How did you manage there with yours?
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NO.

As noted at:
I Need Advice on Roatan, Please

The Government of Honduras is strictly enforcing the law that requires a Honduran permit for the importation of firearms into Honduras.
Travellers must obtain a firearm importation permit from a Honduran Embassy, Consulate General, or Consulate prior to bringing firearms into the country.
Firearms that arrive without the requisite Honduran permit will be confiscated and the bearer will be prosecuted to the full extent of Honduran law.

According to the IATA ( International Air Transport Association):
“Applicable to Roatan airport only: firearms, ammunition and other dangerous goods may be imported with a special permit. These items will be kept in custody once the import process is completed.”

For additional Firearms Regulations by Country, see
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Why don't you throw the thing overboard and start enjoying life?

If you can't defend yourself, boat and wife with a knife hose clamped onto the boat hook then a pistol won't be of help.

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Why don't you throw the thing overboard and start enjoying life?

If you can't defend yourself, boat and wife with a knife hose clamped onto the boat hook then a pistol won't be of help.

All the best
Sorry Mark....couldn't resist...

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Hi Mark - out of country internet restrictions are pretty easy to beat. I use Hide My A$$ software, not for subversive reasons... I like to watch Netflix and be able to Google in english. Software of this variety will show your internet activity as originating in the US, or any other country you choose.
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I got advice to just declare your gun in Mexico and I did and I did 7 days in the Federal prison and spent $4000 getting my case dismissed...

Be careful. If you do not declare your gun and get caught you will do prison time or a hefty fine and probably min $20k to get your boat back... A hefty fine means thousands and thousands...plus lawyer fees..

Check with authorities before you go.... know before you are screwed..
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Seems to me if this is good enough for the President to carry around in an SUV, we should be able to retrofit one on our much larger boats.

A few well publicized articles of what today’s yacht may carry, should help to keep the riff-raff away….

Need to be careful with the rigging though…

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Seems to me if this is good enough for the President to carry around in an SUV, we should be able to retrofit one on our much larger boats.

A few well publicized articles of what today’s yacht may carry, should help to keep the riff-raff away….

Need to be careful with the rigging though…

Good idea! When Customs asks about the large steel box hanging from ceiling, you can tell them it is just a heat exchanger.
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