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The Gun Ownership Process
At first I was going to plead ignorance to this question, since I've never owned a gun in my life, but I asked a friend who knew the answer, so here is the process:
Pass a psychological test
Provide fingerprints and proof of no criminal records
Pass a shooting test
Provide an income statement
Present your DNI and fill out an application form
In 20 days the government gives you a license as a gun user
With your license, you can then purchase a firearm.
There is a 15 day waiting period while the serial number of your gun is matched to your gun user's license number in a central database. Anonymous gun ownership is not permitted. All guns are registered.
After this 15 day waiting period, you can take your gun home and the process is finished.
There's the process right there. Only foreigners with legal temporary or permanent residency who have a DNI may purchase a gun. If you don't have legal residency, you will not be allowed to purchase a gun. Other than that, there are no other restrictions on foreigners owning guns.
[2013-01-25] El diario The Atlantic señaló que "si bien Estados Unidos tiene el más alto nivel de propiedad de armas per cápita en el mundo, su tasa de homicidios con armas, alrededor de tres por cada 100.000 habitantes, es mucho menor que la de Honduras, el país con mayor tasa de armas de fuego en el mundo homicidio (aproximadamente 68 asesinatos con armas por cada 100.000 habitantes).