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5 Best Places for Gun Owners Who Want to Live Overseas

As a gun owner, have you ever dreamed of becoming an expat and living a life overseas? There are certain places in the rest of the world that have pretty lax gun laws. You’ll be able to bring your entire collection without much of an issue. Of course, you won’t have the protection from the glorious Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, but at least you’ll be able to purchase new guns and go hunting whenever you please.

Here are 5 of the best places for gun owners who want a lifestyle outside of America. Keep in mind that in order to take your guns from the United States with you to your new country, you’ll have to have special permits to import those weapons. 

#5: Finland

This country has an intense love of hunting. They also encourage gun ownership as part of their history and traditions. While gun violence is very rare there, they still have one of the highest per-capita gun ownership numbers in the world. People are truly responsible with their firearms in this country. 

#4: Italy

Owning a glorious villa in Italy on the coast somewhere is many people’s ultimate retirement dream. The gun laws aren’t complicated there, but they do have three types of licenses that allow people to own firearms. Those are for hunting, shooting sports, or conceal carry. They aren’t hard to get, but each one details how many firearms you can legally own in your home. But if you are a hunter who owns lots of rifles and shotguns, the number of those you can own is unlimited. 

#3: Panama

The beaches, sunny weather, and low cost of living make Panama a dream destination. Gun permits are simple to obtain, even if it can take a little while to get one. Once you do, though, practically everything is legal — even short-barrelled shotguns. You cannot open carry, but conceal carry isn’t an issue. 

#2: Switzerland

Do you like to ski? Eat fine chocolate? Buy high-end watches? Well then, Switzerland just might be the place for you. As far as guns go, this country actually encourages all citizens to conceal carry their firearm. They used to require all males, until 2010, to have a Sig Sauer SG 550 or a P229 in their homes for national defense. That law is gone now, but they still want people to voluntarily sign up to do that. Shooting ranges are all over the country as well as exceptional spots to hunt in the picturesque mountains. 

#1: Canada

Not in the mood to move very far? Canada might be the place for you. It’s got great healthcare, low crime, and truly awesome hunting. That’s the main reason why many people own a variety of guns. 23 percent of the population own guns in their homes, so you’ll be in good company with your extensive firearm collection there.


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4 Responses

  1. I was surprised to see Canada on the list. I seem to recall a couple of articles stating that Canada was starting to ban a lot of guns.

  2. Canada was a shocker after all the news about their politics and policies. I’m not sure this is currently good info about Canada. I would check with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) first.

  3. Canada???!!! Heck No. Handguns not allowed, lousy wait-forever-til-its-your-turn-health care, and it’s Socialist. Plus you have to put up with the FROGs in half the country. Nice to visit, but not ready to give up my freedoms to freeze to death. Switzerland is changing rapidly on gun laws and who can afford their high cost of living? Finland? Another frozen wasteland: Was part of the Communist bloc not long ago. Too close to Mother Russia, thank you. Panama is a banana republic that allows you to get malaria any time you like. Italy has the Mafia and high unemployment and crime. Screw them all. We need to just fix what we have here.

  4. The inclusion of Canada is total BS, putting in serious doubt the veracity of this article in its entirety.

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