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Can farangs get a firearm licence?

Post by MajorBloodnok » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:30 pm

Hello, :)

I've been wondering for some time - can farangs get a firearm licence? :?

My guess is: NO. :roll:

Thanks! :)

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Re: Firearms?

Post by hhfarang » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:36 pm

The short answer is no, but I was told (years ago) they you could if you could demonstrate a need to own one. Not sure what that need would be unless it was related to employment, like private security or private investigation maybe.
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Re: Firearms?

Post by Nereus » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:49 pm

hhfarang wrote:The short answer is no, but I was told (years ago) they you could if you could demonstrate a need to own one. Not sure what that need would be unless it was related to employment, like private security or private investigation maybe.
I know an English bloke that lives on some leased land out in the sticks of Kanchanaburi. The police came around to see him and INSISTED that he obtain a firearm. They arranged the licence, but not sure if it in his name as I think that he has a live-in Thai "friend", although he did say that it was. So I guess that it is the same story as many other things here.

Either that, or marry a Thai lady cop!
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Re: Can farangs get a firearm licence?

Post by Deep Blue » Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:20 am

You don't need one here and that's one of the good things one can put in the plus column for this place. Probably only other Americans here would appreciate that. Furthermore having a gun in the house with a Thai wife or girlfriend is a bad idea and if you had to shoot a Thai for a good reason, you'd still get screwed by the Thai police somehow.

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Re: Can farangs get a firearm licence?

Post by HHTel » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:15 am

"For foreigners, if you want to buy a gun, you must have a work permit in Thailand, you must have a house registration in Thailand, and you also need to have a check of your criminal record.

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Re: Can farangs get a firearm licence?

Post by RCer » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:06 am

Deep Blue wrote:You don't need one here and that's one of the good things one can put in the plus column for this place. Probably only other Americans here would appreciate that. Furthermore having a gun in the house with a Thai wife or girlfriend is a bad idea and if you had to shoot a Thai for a good reason, you'd still get screwed by the Thai police somehow.
Agreed. I still miss going to the target range, collecting, and repairing them.

There is a range near Cha'am but at 400B for 10 rounds plus firearm rental, its just not worth it.

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Re: Can farangs get a firearm licence?

Post by MajorBloodnok » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:44 pm

G'day,

thanks for your info.

Only farangs with working permit?

What about tazer guns or tazers?
And where can you buy one?

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Re: Can farangs get a firearm licence?

Post by RCer » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:37 pm

Tazers that fire the projectiles in the US require a license and training.

Hand held zappers are easy to get there. Easy to make too.

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Re: Can farangs get a firearm licence?

Post by Spitfire » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:24 pm

Actually yes.....you can if you know the right people and have the money etc. I know of 2 farang that have firearms licenses.....both have a Glock pistol and shoot at the local cop/army range.

Accident waiting to happen though.
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Re: Can farangs get a firearm licence?

Post by RCer » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:07 am

If the firearm were used ONLY for hobby/sport, it would be a great idea. Problem is, how does the Government ensure the use is limited to that purpose?

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Re: Can farangs get a firearm licence?

Post by sidthesloth » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:09 pm

no and thank dog for that

thailand might be dangerous in many regards but thank dog it's not america

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