Need a shootgun
Me and two of my friends are going to the nationalpark "gates of artic", for one month of small game hunting(ptarmigan, rabbits etc), fishing and hiking. Our plan is to be out in the mountins for at least 25days. We are flying from Sweden to Fairbanks, shopping there and then go by bus to Wiseman. We need a shootgun for hunting and for bearprotection.
Does anyone in Fairbanks have a used shootgun to sell to us? We can give it back after our trip if you want. In Sweden i have a Remington 11/96 . I´m an used hunter/shooter with Swedish gun/hunting licens but its too dificult for me to bring the guns to Alaska.
I really like to buy a semiautomatic or a pump(Remington, Winchester or something like that), not to heavy...
Best regards Karheruk
Sorry that I can't help you with borrowing a shotgun, but I did want you to be aware that Gates of the Arctic National Park is closed to the kind of hunting you describe. Two small areas of Gates of the Arctic were established as national preserves. Sport hunting under state regulation/licensing is legal in those areas. Within the entire Park & Preserve, carrying a gun for bear protection is legal.
Additional information on Gates of the Arctic is available at www.nps.gov/gaar
Thanks for your answer. Do you or somebody think its possible to buy a used shootgun somwere in Fairbank? at a gunstore?
What i can find out it´s okay to hunt in the unit(area) 24? Can you explain to me?
Check on craisglist.com for private sales of firearms. Looking under sporting goods...
not allowed to sell firearms on craigslist
okay, lots of people sell firearms on craigslist. maybe your thinking of Ebay.
I guess, technically, by Craigslist rules they don't allow firearm sales. In my first reading of the rules I thought the ban only applied to listing in Kalifornia...
From an FFL? Might be tough, but can be done...
Finding a store (FFL Holder) who is willing to jump through the hoops to sell to a foreign national, nonimmigrant alien, might be tough. Note the last paragraph from the BATF's response about purchasing a firearm in the States.
Non-residents hunt up there all the time, so it can be done, but you really ought to consider taking your own weapons, declaring them, and then there's no questions about where they were acquired, how they were acquired, and whether or not you'll be exporting them.
From BATF FAQ pages...
R. NONIMMIGRANT ALIENS
(R1) May nonimmigrant aliens legally in the United States purchase or possess firearms and ammunition while in the United States?
Nonimmigrant aliens generally are prohibited from possessing or receiving (purchasing) firearms and ammunition in the United States.
There are exceptions to this general prohibition. The exceptions are as follows:
nonimmigrant aliens who possess a valid (unexpired) hunting license or permit lawfully issued by a State in the United States;
nonimmigrant aliens entering the United States to participate in a competitive target shooting event or to display firearms at a sports or hunting trade show sponsored by a national, State, or local firearms trade organization devoted to the collection, competitive use or other sporting use of firearms;
certain diplomats, if the firearms are for official duties;
officials of foreign governments, if the firearms are for official duties, or distinguished foreign visitors so designated by the U.S. State Department;
foreign law enforcement officers of friendly foreign governments entering the United States on official law enforcement business; and
persons who have received a waiver from the prohibition from the U.S. Attorney General.
Significantly, even if a nonimmigrant alien falls within one of these exceptions, the nonimmigrant alien CANNOT purchase a firearm from a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) unless he or she (1) has an alien number or admission number from the Department of Homeland Security (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) AND (2) can provide the FFL with documentation showing that he or she has resided in a State within the United States for 90 consecutive days immediately prior to the firearms transaction.
[18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(b) and 922(y), 27 CFR 478.124, ATF Rul. 2004-1]
(R2) Typically, who are "nonimmigrant aliens?"
In large part, nonimmigrant aliens are persons traveling temporarily in the United States for business or pleasure, persons studying in the United States who maintain a foreign residence abroad, and certain foreign workers. Permanent resident aliens are NOT nonimmigrant aliens. Permanent resident aliens often are referred to as people with "green cards."
(R3) How do I obtain a waiver from the Attorney General?
You should contact ATF’s Firearms Programs Division for information on that procedure. However, in order to apply for the waiver you must have resided in the United States continuously for at least 180 days prior to submitting your application.