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Old May 16, 2012, 11:29 AM   #6
carguychris
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FWIW the pertinent sections of U.S. federal law are 18 USC § 922(d)(5)...
Quote:
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person—
...
(5) who, being an alien—
(A) is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; or
(B) except as provided in subsection (y)(2), has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa (as that term is defined in section 101(a)(26) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(26)))...
...and 18 USC § 922(g)(5).
Quote:
It shall be unlawful for any person—
...
(5) who, being an alien—
(A) is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; or
(B) except as provided in subsection (y)(2), has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa (as that term is defined in section 101(a)(26) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(26)));
...
to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.
FWIW a later section of the U.S. Code exempts a legal nonimmigrant visa holder if the person (a) has a hunting license and is using the firearm or ammo for legal sporting purposes, (b) is a foreign gov't official on accredited official business, (c) has been granted a waiver by the Dept of State, or (d) is a LEO from a friendly foreign country on official LE business. However, these exemptions seemingly aren't pertinent here.
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Last edited by carguychris; May 16, 2012 at 11:38 AM. Reason: Second one shoulda been "g", fixed!
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