Guns in Costa Rica – Ownership and Registration

 Gun Ownership and Registration in Costa Rica Costa Rica does have defined laws and regulations regarding the ownership, possession, registration and carrying of guns.   The law which regulates weapons in general is appropriately named the Law of Arms and Explosives [Ley de Armas y Ex
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Importing Firearms to Costa Rica

Importing a firearm to Costa Rica is not an easy ordeal.   The government has a very restrictive stance against the personal ownership of firearms by individuals and imposes regulations that make it cumbersome to import firearms. The first thing you need to know is that in order to im
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Crime Statistics for Costa Rica

The Costa Rica Judicial Investigative Police known as the O.I.J. which is the criminal investigative branch of the Costa Rica government has made crime statistics available on their website.  You visit the statistics section where you can search for crime statistics for murder, r
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Costa Rica Online Gun Registry

The Ministry of Public Security has launched an online gun registry via the website http://controlpas.go.cr    The system will allow gun owners that qualify to do so to register their weapons via the online registry system.  However, to access the system you will need t
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Costa Rica Why the Razor Wire ?

Costa Rica Security – Why the Razor Wire ?   Those that visit Costa Rica and more particularily the city and suburbs of San Jose always ask “Why all the razor wire”.   The short answer is that it is up to the individual homeowner to provide their own person
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