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vip.gifOne of the most common questions I’ve received over the years is how to legally carry firearms when accompanying a principal while traveling. Perhaps a column covering some of the general considerations might be of interest, but let me emphasize that these are general comments based on my experience. Before traveling anywhere carrying a gun, local laws must be carefully checked.

Outside the US, I can sum up my experiences in being authorized to carry my gun fairly readily. The more important the client, the more likely local authorities are to allow a protective team to be armed. If you are on an official team protecting a government official, then generally the details will be worked out with the host government and the counterpart protective agency.

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