I am traveling to St. Lucia next may for my honeymoon. I was wondering if I would be able to take my gun with me. I looked through a bunch of the government websites, but could not find anything. Can you guys help me out with this. thanks,
You're gonna have trouble because you will be on the airlines when you leave St. Lucia to come back. The United States will let you take a gun pretty much wherever you want, they don't care about you leaving the country with it as long as you incase the gun and lock it properly and check it in. When you leave St. Lucia you won't make it through security. You might make it in to your hotel when you get there because you won't go through a metal detector, but they might not even give it to you because you can't have a gun in your possession over there without permission from their government. Not worth the hassle to get permission..
I've been to that island many many times over the years as I'm a private corporate jet pilot. I take my gun to almost all of the islands I fly to and almost all of the countries I fly to anywhere in the world. I don't get permission from anyone, but I have a private jet that I can either keep the gun on if its an island that makes you go through security checkpoints with metal detectors on the way back to the plane. You can't legally go in without permission from that countries government with a gun. Alot of the countries/islands out in the Caribbean don't allow guns at all. For the countries that have absolutely NO security going in or out, I carry my gun with me everywhere.
I have my gun registered with US Customs, so I have to show it to them every time I come back with it. They always ask if I have it because its on the computer screen when I clear customs back in. Sometimes I have it, sometimes I don't. They never blink an eye when I say I didn't bring it this trip. They never searched the plane. When I do have it I bring it in with me so they can look at the numbers on it that they have in the computer.