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Wells Faro

bringing firearms into US for competition

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I am an American living in Canada with all required licences and paperwork for my hardware in Ontario,  other than a ATT to transport to the border, what application do I need to complete to bring my rig into the US for a weekend shoot? Thanks Wells Faro

 

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Is there an American Consulate anywhere near where you live?   They should be able to provide you with all the needed information.

 

Conversely, this website has the info you need.

 

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/610/~/bringing-a-firearm-or-ammunition-to-the-u.s.-for-hunting%2Fsport-purposes

 

Good luck!

 

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Keep in mind that your nearest land border crossings are into New York, which has very stringent rules regarding handguns. Basically, you're not allowed to possess them in New York without a pistol permit, and permits are only available to residents. There is an exemption for nonresidents attending a competition but the wording seems to imply that it only applies to NRA or IHMSA sanctioned events. (Quoted below.)

 

Depending on where you want to shoot, crossing the border somewhere else might be less of a burden.


 

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13. Possession of pistols and revolvers by a person who is a nonresident of this state while attending or traveling to or from, an organized competitive pistol match or league competition under auspices of, or approved by, the National Rifle Association and in which he is a competitor, within forty-eight hours of such event or by a person who is a non-resident of the state while attending or traveling to or from an organized match sanctioned by the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association and in which he is a competitor, within forty-eight hours of such event, provided that he has not been previously convicted of a felony or a crime which, if committed in New York, would constitute a felony, and further provided that the pistols or revolvers are transported unloaded in a locked opaque container together with a copy of the match program, match schedule or match registration card.  Such documentation shall constitute prima facie evidence of exemption, providing that such person also has in his possession a pistol license or firearms registration card issued in accordance with the laws of his place of residence.  For purposes of this subdivision, a person licensed in a jurisdiction which does not authorize such license by a person who has been previously convicted of a felony shall be presumed to have no prior conviction.  The superintendent of state police shall annually review the laws of jurisdictions within the United States and Canada with respect to the applicable requirements for licensing or registration of firearms and shall publish a list of those jurisdictions which prohibit possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of a felony or crimes which if committed in New York state would constitute a felony. [NY State Penal Code Part 265.20, paragraph 13]

 

 

 

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