Q: We have customers who are members of the French military that have been admitted to the US under A2 visas. At least one has shown me his passport with the ?A2? Visa designation. They are here to train with the US Air Force at the Little Rock Air Force Base. They do not have hunting licenses and don?t wish to obtain them (expense, and possible lack of necessity in this situation). They are wanting to rent guns and purchase ammunition for use on-premises in our shooting range. They are claiming that they meet one of the following exemptions ?is an official representative of a foreign government who is accredited to the United States Government or the Government?s mission to an international organization having its headquarters in the United States.? Or ?is an official of a foreign government, or a distinguished foreign visitor who has been so designated by the Department of State? I tend to believe that the latter exemption may apply, given that the website ( https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/other-visa-categories/visas-diplomats.html ) shows the A2 visa as being a visa for Government ?Officials and Employees? and is on a page labeled ?Visas for Diplomats and Foreign Government O?cials? Are these men legally allowed to purchase ammunition and rent firearms for their use on premises (in our indoor range) while they are in town? (ref FFL Newsletter July 2017 p.7) How do I verify that one of the many conditions listed are in fact applicable. Thanks for the help! I turned them away today, but they are expecting contact from us to know if they can return to shoot.
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