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Old 21-05-2014, 11:01   #1
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I have a 12 gauge flare gun aboard, is it legal to go to Mexico with it?
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Old 12-06-2014, 17:02   #2
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Re: Flare Gun

Good question. You can go to jail in Mexico for having a single .22 cartridge in your possession. It is possible to bring in hunting rifles or shotguns, but permits and paperwork are needed. Probably best to call a Mexican embassy or consulate for guidance. Don't mention 12 gauge or they will automatically think "firearms". Just call it a plastic signal flare pistol.
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Re: Flare Gun

any more insight to this question?
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Last time we were in Mexico was two years ago with 4 current and roughly a dozen expired flares. No problems at all a all
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Re: Flare Gun

It's a flare launcher, not a pistol. Pistols are fire arms and illegal in some places.
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Re: Flare Gun

Whatever you do, DON'T use words like "12 gauge" and "gun" and "pistol" when talking to anybody.

They're totally illegal here, by the way.
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Thanks everyone, I will remember it is a flare gun.
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Re: Flare Gun

You weren't paying attention. It's "flare launcher."
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flare guns just really just aren't a "weapon"

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