Visiting Mexico: Leave Your Guns At Home

I shake my head every time I study an article about an American getting arrested on the Cancun airport for having a firearm and/or ammunition of their checked baggage. It’s not as unusual as you might assume.

MRW I finally get to scratch that mosquito bite on my ween

The of us being arrested aren’t worldwide arms traffickers, they’re merely vacationers who – by way of a whole lack of frequent sense and good judgement – thought it will likely be okay to ‘pack heat’ whereas on journey south of the border.

The two that had been arrested on the airport in Cancun closing week ought to truly have recognized greater on account of they’re every deputy sheriffs employed by the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia.

Here’s what they decided to hold on journey:

They spent two days in a Mexican jail sooner than they’d been ready to bond out. They returned to the United States on Monday – with out their firearms.

Since this weblog has tens of 1000’s of readers inside the United States, plenty of whom are regulation enforcement officers who’re accustomed to carrying firearms on their particular person, I decided to do a quick publish to make the following very clear:

“Do not carry your firearms or ammunition with you to Mexico otherwise you’ll be arrested.”

Of course, this does not apply to those of us who’ve acquired prior written authorization from the Mexican authorities to hold weapons into the nation for a selected purpose.

You can study further regarding the legalities of possessing a firearm in Mexico by clicking HERE.

Other Prohibited Items

While we’re on the topic, listed under are a few totally different objects that are illegal to hold along with you:

Electric weapons (Tasers)

Pepper spray (capsicum)

If you want to see a whole itemizing of what’s permitted and what’s not, do this info from the Mexican authorities: Importing Weapons to Mexico (PDF)

Let’s Wrap This Up

So, besides you’re hoping to star on a future episode of Locked Up Abroad, I counsel that you simply simply depart the weapons at residence and pack further useful objects like sunscreen and mosquito repellent.

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