International CCW/Gun Ownership
In the next few months I will be moving on from the great state of Texas and will be residing in several different parts of the world over the next few years. This site along with a few others has been a great resource for the rules and regulations for each of the states here in the U.S., but I have become stuck in my research.
I was hoping that someone knew of a site with some vague or general rules of particular countries, or that had links to the proper government offices that would have the regulations available.
Thailand and Australia are going to be the two I am most interested in, because they will be home for about the next 18 months. If anybody has lived, traveled, or has friends/family in these areas, I would appreciate any advice or information that you could give me.
I understand that being able to legally carry concealed is probably a long shot in almost any developed areas, but I would of course even feel better if I could have some defense when I am at the house.
Also, I would be interested in information, if anyone has it, about not only rules about Firearms, but also any other self-defense weapons such as OC, Knives, ASP Batons, etc.
Any information is greatly appreciated . . .
Locking Blade knives & Australia
Last year, I found out the hard way that locking blade knives are illegal in the central business district of Melbourne Victoria Australia.
I was there visiting the Department of Justice for work. I declared my Kershaw 1660 it and checked it before entering the courthouse for a tour - At the end of the tour I had a long conversation with the Captain of the Court officers who confiscated the knife and told me about the law. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse, but I appreciated the Captain's discretion in not arresting me.
Apparently there is no preemption and you can run afoul of local laws quite easily.
I had no issues with the knife in Brisbane Queensland.
Next trip - no locking blade.....
On the good side - they had no issues with my Surefire L2.