How can I bring a handgun to Nicaragua? Second Part
In 2008 I posted a comment called: “How can I bring a handgun to Nicaragua” - www.nicaliving.com/node/12944 to explain the procedure - I check today to do an update and I realized no there are comments provably for privacy reasons, which is ok, but it has been visited a lot.
I just want to share my last experience in this field, a friend of mine brought two sig sauers a P229 SAS & a P220, which no there are in Nicaragua.
I assisted since the beginning contacting the Nicaraguan Consulate in L.A. - which is quite complicated - in order to get the Consular Certification to import the guns; it was quiet complicate, the personal in L.A., didn´t understand the receipts, we must explain the gun´s information - brand, model, etc.- looks they weren´t used to deal with this kind of documents.
The second step was at the airport, I contacted in advance to the Airport Police, specially the DAEM Chief - DAEM is the police section in charge of guns, ammo and explosives - it takes us one hour and a half the get the pistols from the airport.-
Finally in Managua the guns went sent it to the DAEM Headquarter, two hours to get the "Permiso de Importacion de Arma de Fuego" ... because my friend already has Gun´s License it was less complicated and took him one week to get the new Licenses for the new guns.
Two hours more in DAEM to release the guns!
The gist is, if someone is going to import a gun be ready to spent a lot of time to get the Licenses, Permission, and release the guns from DAEM in Managua, however it will better than buy it locally, especially for the price of some models, Glock for example.!
Paul Tiffer Attorney at Law firstname.lastname@example.org