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Old 03-01-2005, 5:51 PM
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I have two friends who are not citizens. I told them I don't think they can buy. Is this true & if not how do they go about getting a firearm?
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I have two friends who are not citizens. I told them I don't think they can buy. Is this true & if not how do they go about getting a firearm?
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Old 03-01-2005, 6:02 PM
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Yes if they have a green card. Need to bring it to the dealer for DROS application. I am not sure about national passports, probably not necessary.
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Old 03-01-2005, 7:29 PM
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Thanx guys for the info. & links.
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From http://caag.state.ca.us/firearms/pubfaqs.htm

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
If the buyer is not a U.S. Citizen, then he or she is required to demonstrate that he or she is legally within the United States by providing to the firearms dealer with documentation that contains his/her Alien Registration Number or I-94 Number
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You get an alien number when you become a permanent resident (aka greencard holder).

I'm not entirely sure about non-resident aliens (aka H1B visa holders).

The part about I94 seems to imply you can DROS a firearm if you're just temporarily working here.
From the instruction on ATF form 4473 (http://www.atf.gov/forms/4473/page03.htm) it seems like non-resident aliens can purchase a firearm if they have a hunting permit.

I'd call the ATF and ask.
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Old 03-01-2005, 6:21 PM
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I believe they need to be 'resident alien' status; not student visa. Not sure about H1-B status.

I know that back at National Shooting Club we sold a lot of non-citizens firearms and it was never a problem. They just had to show proof of residence paperwork at pick-up.
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