Puerto Rico (staying 3 months)


error404

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Hey guys, I was offered a dream job in Puerto Rico... I'll be here for 3 months... although, it can be extended a year more.

The day that I arrived to Puerto Rico we had to take a different route home, because there was a shooting in the main highway.
From what the locals told me: two cars forced another car to stop and then some guys with Ak-47s blasted the vehicle "during the day". According to the locals it was a rare site, because most of the shooting happen at night (like that makes it better :pleasantry: )

It seems that all the stories that I hear from the locals involved corruption or shootings from drug wars.

I'm living in a gated community that looks like Disneyland... I got unrestricted view to the sea and walking distance from the beach. I also see security vehicles driving around all the time. Unfortunately, it's becoming more and more common for outsiders to break into the homes.

I'll be traveling to the states tomorrow for a week and I was wondering if bringing a gun on cargo to puerto rico was the same as from state to state. I was also wondering if my florida CCW was of any use in PR.

Thanks


oh... and some pics the place I'm staying

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2beararms

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I know nothing about Puerto Rican gun law but you may want to read this article...

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I would contact local law enforcement for their take on things before doing anything.
 

ggtgary

New member
Very nice, but is it really paradise if you cannot carry

:no:

“There are three types of men. Some learn by reading, a few learn by observation, and the rest have to piss on the electric fence to find out for themselves.” --- Will Rogers
 

Ga9mm

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I've been there a few times, and loved it. I did hear that you guys are getting some pretty serious volcanic ash covering some parts of the island. Is that where you are?
 

hibby76

New member
My brother was there and was aggressively followed by a car with a number of younger males in it. He was able to eventually ditch them but it took him about 25 minutes. I think you're wise to figure out how you can carry there.

When I was there I didn't have any problems but there are definitely some rough people and rough areas.
 

error404

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thanks guys!
I called this guys: Link Removed
from this thread
http://www.usacarry.com/forums/flor...ves-part-time-fl-get-fl-non-resident-cwl.html

and this is what I found out:

In PR, having a gun is not a right, but a privilege... They need a whole bunch of stuff (which I'm not surprise, after finding out how much shit they needed to validate my Architectural license).

It's a lengthy process, (about 4-6 months) and they charge $500 to do the job :wacko: . That is to own a gun and carry.... so i can't even own a gun and leave it at home :fie:

If I find any more info, I'll post it here

I've been there a few times, and loved it. I did hear that you guys are getting some pretty serious volcanic ash covering some parts of the island. Is that where you are?

Haven't heard anything about that...

error404.... All I have to offer is my service, free of charge, to house sit while you're at work.

I was offered an office downtown... I gracefully decline, and said I would rather work from home (pretty much all I need is a computer, scanner, and a plotter). I don't usually like the idea of working from home, but I had to do an exception...
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I know nothing about Puerto Rican gun law but you may want to read this article...

- Airport Incident: Inalienable Rights Not Valid in Puerto Rico

I would contact local law enforcement for their take on things before doing anything.

I will check it right now... thanks!
 

error404

New member
I know nothing about Puerto Rican gun law but you may want to read this article...

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I would contact local law enforcement for their take on things before doing anything.

Yeah... and that is why I'm doing a little research before taking my gun to PR. :biggrin:

Wow, I would have been scared shitless, I'm glad I can speak Spanish though...
 

Ektarr

Dedicated Infidel
Nice joint!!

The only thing I heard about PR was from someone who said that, at night?...don't stop for red lights. Just keep driving right on through, otherwise you may be putting yourself in jeopardy.

Don't know about the gun issue, but I tend not to ask questions I might not really want to hear the answers to.
 

error404

New member
thanks guys, I made a longer post (with my findings) but added a photo, so now I need to wait for the mod to approve it.

Pretty much what I found out is that in Puerto Rico owning a gun is a privilege not a right. The whole process to get the permit takes 4-6 months (and $500) :wacko:
 

Jim_Macklin

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PR and Guam are not safe places to be, they are GFZ and we know that means free fire zones for criminals and terrorists.

Living in a gate community just makes you a target for criminals, kidnappers and terrorists.

That dream job can be a nightmare.

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takemine2

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When I was in San Juan, all the cops were paired and all wearing their bullet proof vests walking up and down the streets. That was my first clue to not walk anywhere alone... :help:
 

Cobra

New member
Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth and has their own government and laws. I don't believe your second amendment rights follow you there. I was in San Juan December '08 to Feb '09 and again for 3 weeks this past July flying fom PR to Santo Domingo and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. We stayed in the Carolina area by the El San Juan Hotel and Casino which is the tourist zone and patrolled heavily by the tourist zone police. I never felt unsafe even driving around the island - to the back country, up to the rain forest. The police drive around with their overhead emergency lights on day and night. There was one "hit" while I was there, about 4 blocks from out condo - 3 drug dealers were "permanently retired" in a Walgreen's parking lot at 5 AM, probably by rival dealers. But hey, sounds like the streets of hometown USA.
 

Cobra

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I was careful when I traveled and was always aware of my surrounding, with an escape plan if needed.
 

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