We receive quite a few emails from readers asking us about the laws related to the importation of weapons into Mexico. People ask us about importing everything from BB guns to Tasers.
The Mexican government created a useful guide in PDF format that answers these questions and many others:
Guide: Importing Weapons to Mexico (PDF)
Tips on Using the Guide
The guide is only available in Spanish; however, it does have pictures of the items which makes it easy to use even if you don’t speak Spanish.
For those of you who do not speak Spanish, I recommend using a program like Google Translate to translate anything you don’t understand.
The guide breaks down the items into three categories:
- Articles that do not require special permission to import or export.
- Articles that do require special permission from the Secretaría de Defensa Nacional.
- Articles that are prohibited from being imported or exported.
Let’s Wrap This Up
If you’re interested in learning more about possessing weapons in Mexico, you might want to check out Answers to Common Questions About Gun Ownership in Mexico.