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Which English-speaking country has the most liberal gun laws?

Asked by dimitri685 (74 points ) March 22nd, 2012

I have recently asked how to get an assault rifle, but the only country I can ever find is USA. I want to find out which English-speaking country that has the most liberal gun laws, especially one that will allow assault rifles. I want to move out of Australia to find a country that has the most liberal gun laws.

My criteria I am looking for is:
-Country other than USA(because getting a citizenship is hard there)
-English-Speaking or a country that has most of it’s citizens speaking German or English
-Allows assault rifles(optional)
-Allows at least military caliber rifles
-Not somewhere in the Middle East or a politically-unstable country

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ragingloli's avatar

Switzerland lets you keep your assault rifle after you finish your Swiss military service.
But you will probably have to “sell your soul to the devil” before they let you become a swiss citizen.

cazzie's avatar

Ummm… you could look into South Africa or Namibia perhaps?

Lightlyseared's avatar

I’m telling you… join the army. Your just the sort of person they’re looking for ie wants a gun and doesn’t mind foreign travel to get it.

zensky's avatar

The military sounds right up your alley. Join the army and travel the world, meet lots of interesting people and kill them.

davidshoukry's avatar

Not to sound rude, but the ability to own firearms wouldn’t necessarily be my prime reason to emigrate anywhere. What’s so important that you need to move from Australia just so you can own a gun?

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Well, the only English-speaking non-american countries are Canada and England, so you don’t have many options. I guess Sweden, Norway and Denmark would be probable. You could probably survive there only knowing English, but there would still be somewhat of a language barrier.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Other countries where English is an official language
Antigua and Barbuda
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Cameroon
Dominica
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
The Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
India
Ireland
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Federated States of Micronesia
Namibia
Nauru
New Zealand
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Of those realisticlly Pakistan is probably the best bet for getting your hands on an AK47. Although you may find getting back to Australia (or any other western country, for that matter) without being arrested and imprisoned indefiantely without trial very hard after attending an Al Qaeda terrorist training camp.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@Lightlyseared Well, hush my mouth! But I know that in reality, many of these countries have a local language that is used more than English. Case in point, India, Kenya, Mauritius, Marshal Islands (only exception is Kwajalein), Pakistan, Swaziland, Zambia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Seychelles. I list these because I have personally been there. Probably most of the others, too. Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England I just lump together as England, but I know that’s not right.

cazzie's avatar

@Skaggfacemutt many countries have more than one official language. Shock horror. I have been to Tonga and New Zealand and Singapore, Fiji and Malta and I can assure you they all speak English. If he wants liberal gun laws, don’t come to Scandinavia, and NO, you can’t get by here just speaking English, unless you live in a bubble in Oslo. Most young people speak English, but the publications, politics, news and all information is in Norwegian. Don’t ask for the ‘English form’ it doesn’t exist in 99% of cases. And if you want to be a citizen here, you have to have completed courses in Norwegian with a passing grade and taken a written and oral exam. No Norwegian, no citizenship rights.

rooeytoo's avatar

It’s a shame the USA and Australia don’t adopt that policy, no english no citizenship!

ragingloli's avatar

they would have to deport 90% of their population

rooeytoo's avatar

@ragingloli Do you have statistics to support that percentage??? There are many who don’t speak english but I truly doubt 90% is correct. Or were you being snide???

I was intrigued though because many tout the scandanavian countries as the bastion of liberalness and wonderfulness but they have such stringent citizenship policies. Seems like a bit of a conflict of ideals.

ETpro's avatar

@dimitri685 The laws in America vary state to state, but in many states you can own an assault rifle if you are a legal resident alien. You don’t have to become a US citizen. Other than failed states like Somalia (definitely not an English speaking country) I believe the USA has the most liberal gun laws going. There are even special permits in some states that will allow you to own a 50 cal. full-automatic machine gun. I have a friend who has one. He goes to a special range to fire it once a year, because it eats up money in amo like Bain capital eats up companies. But he just adores blowing barrels and such into finely powdered sawdust.

cazzie's avatar

@rooeytoo I can stay here indefinitely as a permanent resident if I don’t fulfill the requirements for citizenship. It just means I can’t vote in national elections and a few other things (like gun ownership.) They don’t cry for my deportation or yell at me to learn the language.

rooeytoo's avatar

@cazzie – damn I was going to start studying so I could move to a country that treasures its own values, traditions and culture.

cazzie's avatar

@rooeytoo what makes you think Norway doesn’t?

dimitri685's avatar

this is starting to go offtopic. All I ask is that which english-spkeaking country has the most liberal gun laws

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@cazzie The countries I listed are bi-lingual, but like Scandanavia, if a person immigrated there, learning the local language would be necessary.

Scandanavia is one part of the world that I have never had the opportunity to visit. And me with Swedish great grandparents! It has been interesting to read more about it, so thanks @cazzie and @rooeytoo .

I have even been teaching myself Swedish on line for about two years, just for fun.

Trevlig dag!

cazzie's avatar

@Skaggfacemutt så flott, da! men, du er ikke dem som poster har…... bare tar kontakt hvis du ønsker og snakke om det. Dem som poster er jeg bekymret for, og har skrevet brev til dem som nød å vite.

dimitri685's avatar

all of these replies are offtopic
And I’ve heard of USA before

Lightlyseared's avatar

@dimitri685 sorrry but I really can’t see how discussion of whether or not a country speaks English is off topic when the OP asks for that info in the question.

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