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I always recall what I was told by a gunsmith in the UK when I purchased a shotgun for clay pigeon shooting.

I had to take a lesson first and the advice was you may be a lousy shot and there is nothing we can do about that :o But we will make sure you are a safe person to be around and know gun safety etiquette, as most gunshot injuries in the UK are accidentally self inflicted.

Now that was 20 odd years ago so the accidental inflicted may no longer apply but it is food for thought.

TBWG :D

PS: Is there a clay pigeon club in Buriram?

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Hi

I always recall what I was told by a gunsmith in the UK when I purchased a shotgun for clay pigeon shooting.

I had to take a lesson first and the advice was you may be a lousy shot and there is nothing we can do about that :o But we will make sure you are a safe person to be around and know gun safety etiquette, as most gunshot injuries in the UK are accidentally self inflicted.

Now that was 20 odd years ago so the accidental inflicted may no longer apply but it is food for thought.

TBWG :D

PS: Is there a clay pigeon club in Buriram?

OOPS...Don't know what happened there!!!

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Hi

I always recall what I was told by a gunsmith in the UK when I purchased a shotgun for clay pigeon shooting.

I had to take a lesson first and the advice was you may be a lousy shot and there is nothing we can do about that :o But we will make sure you are a safe person to be around and know gun safety etiquette, as most gunshot injuries in the UK are accidentally self inflicted.

Now that was 20 odd years ago so the accidental inflicted may no longer apply but it is food for thought.

TBWG :D

PS: Is there a clay pigeon club in Buriram?

OOPS...Don't know what happened there!!!

You sure you did'nt get hit by a clay pidgeon :D

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I am just saying that legally you are not allowed to even touch that gun, only your wife is!

Please show where the law states this, normally anyone can use a registered firearm if the registered owner is present, whether that be on a range or shooting cans on a farm. It may be different in Thailand but that is the way it is in most places.

That doesn't make any sense...what about this kind of scenario:

I don't have a criminal record and get a license and a gun. I have a friend who is mentally deranged and would never be granted such a license...can this guy legally shoot someone in self defense in my house with my gun just because I'm also there? It would seem to be a pretty big loophole that would allow people who would normally never be granted licenses to operate/shoot a gun.

And I'm not talking about shooting range rules, but about using someone else's gun on private property

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Jeeeeze?????

The OP asked a simple question about acquiring a firearm. He wanted some input, as to where the best place to purchase a firearm was, and anyone's estimate as to cost.

The OP also stated that "they" had completed the required application for his wife's permit. "They" are doing everything in legal manner and are complying fully, with the relevant Thai laws!

I've a couple of friends in Phuket (farangs), who have gone through the same process and obtained weapon permits, for their Thai wives.

Obviously, the OP is seeking a weapon for self defense and home protection....9mm handgun. I agree with other poster's, that a shotgun would be a nice weapon for this purpose, as well.

I am planning a move to Isaan, within the next year. And, I plan on having the "wife" obtain a weapon permit, prior to taking occupancy there. It's legal, and it's mine and my wife's choice to do so.

Now please don't start in with the "well, you said YOU...a farang can't do this, blah, blah, blah"...and all of the "keyboard lawyer-ing, BS along with it!"

<deleted>, why don't all the anti-gun proponents here, start your own thread, and quit hijacking this one. Oh yeah, it's NOT your country, so it doesn't really matter what you think about the gun laws in Thailand!

Once again....the man (and his wife) are acting in accordance with Thai laws!

It may not be my country, but fortunately it is not up to you to decide who replies to what thread - that is a job for the moderators and unless you are undercover then you are obviously not one. While the OP may not like the replies the fact that people are replying keeps the thread alive, and so far he has not asked for it to be closed.

I am allowed to give my opinion that what the OP is doing is, at the very least, not in the spirit of the law. He is using his wife to get his hands on a firearm. His wife seems to have managed perfectly well without one in the past, but for some reason she now needs protection - I'm sure there is a story there. I believe that this way of obtaining a firearm is irresponsible, and I don't think that irresponsible people should be allowed to have guns.

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What would others adise I do if a pick up pulls up outside at 3.00am and a few dobgy characters with guns jump out?

If you seriously think there's a possibility of this happening, I'd suggest the best way for you to protect your family would be simply to move to a safer neighbourhood.

Bringing a gun into your home brings with it more danger than it takes away in my opinion.

There is always a possibility that bad things could happen, as crimes do exist,............. :D

but never the less I would like to know where "safe neighbourhoods" are to be found :D

No place on earth is completely safe
I agree! :D
but some places are safer than others. These safer places are easy to identify as these are the places where people don't go around armed.
I have'nt seen any place in Los where people walk around armed :D (Bib not included) so I guess that means everywhere is safe, - or not completely? :o
I would suggest that if you feel you need a gun to protect yourself, then you must be living somewhere dangerous.
I have lived here now for 4 years and never felt any threat, but that doesnt mean nothing will happen in the future. Precautions are usually a smart thing, as an example - it's a little late to get a car/house alarm after you've been burglared.
If i ever felt the need that would be my signal to move elsewhere.
I still don't know where these safe places are, so I'll just stay where I am. B)

Btw many people (Thais) in my area area have guns, some used for hunting and some not used at all. :D

The main reason is that the Cambodian border is only 10 km away, and not many years ago Khmer bandits regularly crossed over - to kidnap, steal and worse. :D

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I am allowed to give my opinion that what the OP is doing is, at the very least, not in the spirit of the law. He is using his wife to get his hands on a firearm. His wife seems to have managed perfectly well without one in the past, but for some reason she now needs protection - I'm sure there is a story there. I believe that this way of obtaining a firearm is irresponsible, and I don't think that irresponsible people should be allowed to have guns.

What on earth gives you the idea the OP is using his wife to get his hands on a gun? He has said he needs it for home protection. Perhaps he is away a lot and would feel happier knowing that his wife and her family have access to a gun should they have intruders. What gives you and others the right to question his integrity? When he mentions the word "WE" I would suggest he is using the "royal we". Perhaps her educational skills are such that she requires his assistance in making the application.

But whatever - it is and should be of no concern to Forum members as to what the Gun is required for. He has stated many times that he only requires to know approximate prices and the best locations to buy guns.

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I am allowed to give my opinion that what the OP is doing is, at the very least, not in the spirit of the law. He is using his wife to get his hands on a firearm. His wife seems to have managed perfectly well without one in the past, but for some reason she now needs protection - I'm sure there is a story there. I believe that this way of obtaining a firearm is irresponsible, and I don't think that irresponsible people should be allowed to have guns.

What on earth gives you the idea the OP is using his wife to get his hands on a gun? He has said he needs it for home protection. Perhaps he is away a lot and would feel happier knowing that his wife and her family have access to a gun should they have intruders. What gives you and others the right to question his integrity? When he mentions the word "WE" I would suggest he is using the "royal we". Perhaps her educational skills are such that she requires his assistance in making the application.

But whatever - it is and should be of no concern to Forum members as to what the Gun is required for. He has stated many times that he only requires to know approximate prices and the best locations to buy guns.

Perhaps you should read the thread before replying. The OP clearly states, I should have all the legal documents done by the end of this week to own a gun in my wife name. He has also mentioned, I want a gun for home protection. A copal of rounds in the air will scare off an intruder. Shooting an intruder would be of last resort. He has not mentioned that he is away a lot.

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I am allowed to give my opinion that what the OP is doing is, at the very least, not in the spirit of the law. He is using his wife to get his hands on a firearm. His wife seems to have managed perfectly well without one in the past, but for some reason she now needs protection - I'm sure there is a story there. I believe that this way of obtaining a firearm is irresponsible, and I don't think that irresponsible people should be allowed to have guns.

What on earth gives you the idea the OP is using his wife to get his hands on a gun? He has said he needs it for home protection. Perhaps he is away a lot and would feel happier knowing that his wife and her family have access to a gun should they have intruders. What gives you and others the right to question his integrity? When he mentions the word "WE" I would suggest he is using the "royal we". Perhaps her educational skills are such that she requires his assistance in making the application.

But whatever - it is and should be of no concern to Forum members as to what the Gun is required for. He has stated many times that he only requires to know approximate prices and the best locations to buy guns.

Well said :o:D

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I have'nt seen any place in Los where people walk around armed :D (Bib not included) so I guess that means everywhere is safe, - or not completely? :o

I wasn't talking about people walking around with guns in holsters like in a Western, i meant having guns in homes/cars etc. So this is not something you would see, but if you live in an area you soon discover if this sort of thing is common practice. Where i live it's certainly not, and were it, like i said, i would move. If you guys are really intent on protecting your families, i would think you would do the same thing.

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Jeeeeze?????

The OP asked a simple question about acquiring a firearm. He wanted some input, as to where the best place to purchase a firearm was, and anyone's estimate as to cost.

The OP also stated that "they" had completed the required application for his wife's permit. "They" are doing everything in legal manner and are complying fully, with the relevant Thai laws!

I've a couple of friends in Phuket (farangs), who have gone through the same process and obtained weapon permits, for their Thai wives.

Obviously, the OP is seeking a weapon for self defense and home protection....9mm handgun. I agree with other poster's, that a shotgun would be a nice weapon for this purpose, as well.

I am planning a move to Isaan, within the next year. And, I plan on having the "wife" obtain a weapon permit, prior to taking occupancy there. It's legal, and it's mine and my wife's choice to do so.

Now please don't start in with the "well, you said YOU...a farang can't do this, blah, blah, blah"...and all of the "keyboard lawyer-ing, BS along with it!"

<deleted>, why don't all the anti-gun proponents here, start your own thread, and quit hijacking this one. Oh yeah, it's NOT your country, so it doesn't really matter what you think about the gun laws in Thailand!

Once again....the man (and his wife) are acting in accordance with Thai laws!

It may not be my country, but fortunately it is not up to you to decide who replies to what thread - that is a job for the moderators and unless you are undercover then you are obviously not one. While the OP may not like the replies the fact that people are replying keeps the thread alive, and so far he has not asked for it to be closed.

I am allowed to give my opinion that what the OP is doing is, at the very least, not in the spirit of the law. He is using his wife to get his hands on a firearm. His wife seems to have managed perfectly well without one in the past, but for some reason she now needs protection - I'm sure there is a story there. I believe that this way of obtaining a firearm is irresponsible, and I don't think that irresponsible people should be allowed to have guns.

Well put, you can keep typing up a bunch of dribble and we can keep ignoring you.

This is typical in all the hundred or so threads about guns since the beginning of Thai Visa. Anyone that looks will find them all cluttered with anti gun babble from those who in all likelihood are clueless about Thailand, Thai Society, and what goes on outside of beer drinking and whore mongering at unregistered sleezy little bars where they can pay some poor economically disadvantaged individuals to listen to their unwanted opinions and feel superior for doing so.

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Jeeeeze?????

The OP asked a simple question about acquiring a firearm. He wanted some input, as to where the best place to purchase a firearm was, and anyone's estimate as to cost.

The OP also stated that "they" had completed the required application for his wife's permit. "They" are doing everything in legal manner and are complying fully, with the relevant Thai laws!

I've a couple of friends in Phuket (farangs), who have gone through the same process and obtained weapon permits, for their Thai wives.

Obviously, the OP is seeking a weapon for self defense and home protection....9mm handgun. I agree with other poster's, that a shotgun would be a nice weapon for this purpose, as well.

I am planning a move to Isaan, within the next year. And, I plan on having the "wife" obtain a weapon permit, prior to taking occupancy there. It's legal, and it's mine and my wife's choice to do so.

Now please don't start in with the "well, you said YOU...a farang can't do this, blah, blah, blah"...and all of the "keyboard lawyer-ing, BS along with it!"

<deleted>, why don't all the anti-gun proponents here, start your own thread, and quit hijacking this one. Oh yeah, it's NOT your country, so it doesn't really matter what you think about the gun laws in Thailand!

Once again....the man (and his wife) are acting in accordance with Thai laws!

It may not be my country, but fortunately it is not up to you to decide who replies to what thread - that is a job for the moderators and unless you are undercover then you are obviously not one. While the OP may not like the replies the fact that people are replying keeps the thread alive, and so far he has not asked for it to be closed.

I am allowed to give my opinion that what the OP is doing is, at the very least, not in the spirit of the law. He is using his wife to get his hands on a firearm. His wife seems to have managed perfectly well without one in the past, but for some reason she now needs protection - I'm sure there is a story there. I believe that this way of obtaining a firearm is irresponsible, and I don't think that irresponsible people should be allowed to have guns.

Well put, you can keep typing up a bunch of dribble and we can keep ignoring you.

This is typical in all the hundred or so threads about guns since the beginning of Thai Visa. Anyone that looks will find them all cluttered with anti gun babble from those who in all likelihood are clueless about Thailand, Thai Society, and what goes on outside of beer drinking and whore mongering at unregistered sleezy little bars where they can pay some poor economically disadvantaged individuals to listen to their unwanted opinions and feel superior for doing so.

Oh my goodness, you certainly seem to have me pegged. If this is how you ignore somebody I would hate to see it when you give your attention. Thank you for providing a fine example of the type of mentality that is attracted to guns. Well done you. :o

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I am allowed to give my opinion that what the OP is doing is, at the very least, not in the spirit of the law. He is using his wife to get his hands on a firearm. His wife seems to have managed perfectly well without one in the past, but for some reason she now needs protection - I'm sure there is a story there. I believe that this way of obtaining a firearm is irresponsible, and I don't think that irresponsible people should be allowed to have guns.

What on earth gives you the idea the OP is using his wife to get his hands on a gun? He has said he needs it for home protection. Perhaps he is away a lot and would feel happier knowing that his wife and her family have access to a gun should they have intruders. What gives you and others the right to question his integrity? When he mentions the word "WE" I would suggest he is using the "royal we". Perhaps her educational skills are such that she requires his assistance in making the application.

But whatever - it is and should be of no concern to Forum members as to what the Gun is required for. He has stated many times that he only requires to know approximate prices and the best locations to buy guns.

I would of thought that more than just forum members, it's of concern to society as a whole what it is people require guns for. No?

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I would of thought that more than just forum members, it's of concern to society as a whole what it is people require guns for. No?

Agree in principle, but not in the context of this topic. It was a straightforward question anticipating an equally straightforward answer

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That doesn't make any sense...what about this kind of scenario:

I don't have a criminal record and get a license and a gun. I have a friend who is mentally deranged and would never be granted such a license...can this guy legally shoot someone in self defense in my house with my gun just because I'm also there? It would seem to be a pretty big loophole that would allow people who would normally never be granted licenses to operate/shoot a gun.

And I'm not talking about shooting range rules, but about using someone else's gun on private property

So you made the original statement up then?

It's a different situation letting a mentally ill person use a gun as they probably couldn't be held responsible for their actions. I'm not 100% sure about Thailand but in the U.K for example anyone is permitted to use a firearm on private property if supervised by the registered owner. Shooting someone in self defence is a complete different matter, where you would find yourself in hot water even if you are the owner. There is no law saying you can shoot people, it's all about using reasonable force and there are certainly no regulations about who is allowed to shoot which gun to kill someone if the situation arises.

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