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    Smile Shotgun at home.

    Good morning ladies and gents.

    I plan on moving to the DR soon and I was wondering what are the laws for owning a firearm to keep your home for example a 12 gauge shot gun, can one buy one in the DR without a permit? Is a permit required to own one? If so can a foreigner get a permit, and if yes how can one obtain this permit? I would love to be able to have a weapon at home if possible.

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    yes, you need a Gun Permit for a shotgun.
    to get such permit you need to obtain permanent residency.
    expect any firearms to cost here used 3-6 times of what they would cost New in the USA.
    for example some years ago I bought a Beretta 92FS in Miami for around $1.100.- plus RD$14.700.- Pesos to register the Gun here in the DR, today the same piece used and 5-8 years old costs around RD$180.000.- Pesos at any Gunshop.
    since august 2006 You can Not import Firearms anymore, the main reason why the always expensive Guns here went up skyrocketed in their Value/Price.
    to get a Gunpermit go to a Dealer, purchase the Gun and use the Dealer's service to get the Permit, they assist you on that, usually even included in the Rates for the Gun.
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    Well geez I wasn’t planning on getting a residency, so I guess no gun for me, i guess I’m going to have to get used to being but naked in the DR, it’s bad enough i cant carry one but I was hoping I could at least have one at home legally, it’s going to take some getting use to I tell you, guess I’ll just have to settle for a machete or something along those lines, I mean I’m sure Santiago is relatively safer then where I live now but you know force of habit, I just feel better with my babies with me if you know what I mean.

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    Others have worried about this..... a couple of proposed solutions:

    the insect spray that shoots a 10 foot stream

    speargun

    WW
    Plus , of course, dogs and more dogs

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    So you will keep the shotgun at home. Almost half of homeowners in the DR have unregistered guns at home, according to the Interior and Police Ministry. People also keep illegal guns, like homemade firearms called 'chilenas' and 'chagones'. If you are a law abiding citizen, and will never find yourself in a situation that will provoke a police raid in your home, you can rest assured. Shotgun permits are issued for life, aand they need not be renewed every year like other firearms. If the case arises that you need to defend yourself inside your home with your shotgun, you'll need either a good alibi or good police and/or military connections to 'clean up' the scene. This goes for all weapons.

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    Default Paint ball gun?

    We're thinking of bringing a paint ball gun with us - any problems with that? We thought that a paint ball would mark someone well if they intruded and if you have ever been hit with a paint ball, it hurts like hell. Won't kill anyone (I don't think I could live with myself if I shot and killed someone even in self-defence) but could cause some serious pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    If the case arises that you need to defend yourself inside your home with your shotgun, you'll need either a good alibi or good police and/or military connections to 'clean up' the scene. This goes for all weapons.
    This is one thing I could never understand. If someone breaks into your home and you feel that your life and those of your loved ones are threatened with either physical harm or even death, you will probably be in serious trouble for defending yourself and your family. I don't understand this concept.........
    What if the intruder(s) are seriously hurt or mortally wounded with another type of weapon?.......

    B in Santiago

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    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
    This is one thing I could never understand. If someone breaks into your home and you feel that your life and those of your loved ones are threatened with either physical harm or even death, you will probably be in serious trouble for defending yourself and your family. I don't understand this concept.........
    What if the intruder(s) are seriously hurt or mortally wounded with another type of weapon?.......

    B in Santiago
    Maybe it's a throwback to Napoleonic Code days, but in the DR, if you kill a person, be it an intruder o even in self-defense, you will be charged for homicide, until you can prove in a court of law that there were extenuating or mitigating circumstances that may call for dismissal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Maybe it's a throwback to Napoleonic Code days, but in the DR, if you kill a person, be it an intruder o even in self-defense, you will be charged for homicide, until you can prove in a court of law that there were extenuating or mitigating circumstances that may call for dismissal.
    Hmmm... where i live you can legally shoot someone dead for trespassing on your property, but then again if you find a goat on your land you’re not allowed to shoot it with a firearm, the legal way to get rid of this nuisance is to cut off its head and feet, you get to keep the head and feet and the owner is entitled to the rest of the body, pretty archaic laws if you ask me hahaha!

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    You are going to be here to study. You do not need a firearm.

    HB

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