Gun Laws?

Oct

7

2012

As i’m a retired US Military Police officer, with an extensive gun collection, i would like to know what the gun laws in Ecuador are.
Does anyone here know?
Can i get licensed to carry there?

yours, tex

In: Ecuador Living Asked By: [4 Grey Star Level]
Answer #1

Gun laws are very strict here…it is illegal to own a gun and if you are caught the penalties are severe.
I have asked extensively and you can not get a license to carry either. Of course the criminals have guns…but that is everywhere.
The caveat I will make is this…laws, rules etc, change here and sometimes there is no announcement etc. I just keep asking. Hope that helped some.

larryp

Answers Answered By: LarryP [766 Orange Star Level]
Answer #2

Tex..you also can not bring firearms into Ecuador currently.

larryp
P.S. I did hear that there are guns that come with licenses to own them….still checking into that to see if those licenses are legal and if they can be transferred since you can buy guns legally here…but very expensive for the better guns. Not sure what the purpose would be for owning one legally but you can not carry it…I suppose for home protection. Of course wherever there are rules making something illegal there are always black markets for those things too.

Answers Answered By: LarryP [766 Orange Star Level]
Answer #3

LarryP,

Then i won’t be moving to Ecuador, as i won’t go anyplace where i cannot defend home/familoy from harm, if necessary.
Also, i sent far too many vicious criminals to prison (some of whom are now “out”) to go about UNARMED.

yours, tex

Answers Answered By: texasnative46 [4 Grey Star Level]
Answer #4

Please dont bring them.

Answers Answered By: carlitosjimenez [12 Grey Star Level]
Answer #5

Carlitosjimenez,

Don’t worry.
Any Place where neither a graduate cardiologist (particuliarly a beautiful, young, female MD) nor a retired federal peace officer cannot lawfully carry a weapon for self-defense, is NOT a place where we want to live.

Understand, that the vicious CRIMINALS don’t obey any country’s gun laws!
(That is why they are called” lawbreakers”.)

yours, tex

Answers Answered By: texasnative46 [4 Grey Star Level]
Answer #6

Carlitosjimenez,

Don\’t worry.
Any Place where neither a graduate cardiologist (particuliarly a beautiful, young, female MD) nor a retired federal peace officer cannot lawfully carry a weapon for self-defense, is NOT a place where we want to live.

Understand, that the vicious CRIMINALS don\’t obey any country\’s gun laws!
(That is why they are called\” lawbreakers\”.)

yours, tex

Answers Answered By: texasnative46 [4 Grey Star Level]
Answer #7

That is certainly your call Tex, I was merely answering your question, certainly not my place to tell you where to go or live your life. I do wish you luck wherever you end up though.
All the best.

Larry

Answers Answered By: LarryP [766 Orange Star Level]
Answer #8

Hi again Larry,

I cannot imagine (after being “pinned to the badge” for over 35 years, as a state/federal LEO) that anyone would desire to live in a society where a householder cannot defend family, home & themself from predators.

The unvarnished truth is that “gun control laws” protect only the most violent of criiminals.

Yours, tex

Answers Answered By: texasnative46 [4 Grey Star Level]
Answer #9

Tex, I respect your desire to protect your home and family, but based on your prior comments, I think your personality is probably too militant to live in Ecuador. Just a helpful observation. Also, you can defend yourself and home without a gun.

Answers Answered By: misterjay26 []
Answer #10

misterjay26,

You may well be correct.
In any case this is moot, inasmuch as another Latin American nation had agreed to immediately license my beloved in her profession as a practicing physician and will license both of us within 30 days to carry concealed revolvers.

I wish you and all in Ecuador well.

TN46

Answers Answered By: texasnative46 [4 Grey Star Level]

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