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If I have a concealed weapons permit, can I carry my firearms into Mexico?

No, Mexican Federal Law strictly forbids possession of any firearms or ammunition without proper authorization by the Mexican authorities and is considered a “federal firearms offense”. The offense carries stiff penalties; possession of a single weapon or bullet carries a penalty of up to 5 years in Mexican prison. Any tourist not admitting his or her possession of firearm will be treated as an arms smuggler and is ineligible for bail. Some rifles and shotguns may be used for hunting only after strict guidelines have been followed to obtain the correct permit by the Mexican authorities. A permit from a Mexican Consulate located in the United States is required prior to bringing hunting rifles or ammunition into Mexico.