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It is imperative that newly assigned military members register their firearms with the Government of Guam and with base security within 72 hours of arrival.
To register a firearm, get a firearms-identification card from the Guam Police Department Records and ID Office in ITC Bldg. Provide them with a copy of your orders and proof of purchase or legal affidavit if the firearm was a gift. If the firearm arrived with you in Guam as checked baggage through the airport, you must also provide GPD with the necessary customs documents.
A firearms-ID card requires an FBI background check that costs approximately $12 and takes about 30 days. Active-duty military may present proof of security clearance to forgo the background check and fee. There is a fee for the card.
Once you have the card, you must take it and all firearms to the police department's armory, also in Tiyan. You must have a completed customs form with the firearm's serial number. An armory employee will give you a receipt indicating your ownership of the weapon. Take the receipt back to the records and ID office to receive a firearm registration certificate that costs about $15 per weapon.
You must register a firearm through your base security agency before bringing it on base. To register your firearm at either Naval Base Guam or Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam, bring your firearm ID and registration to the security department and fill out an application. Once the chain of command has approved this application, the weapon is registered on base.
When storing personally owned weapons in Navy base housing units, occupants must comply with COMNAVMARIANAS INSTRUCTION 5530.6B. This instruction states that personnel who reside in base housing may store their weapon inside their assigned housing unit; however, they must register their weapon(s) with Navy Security Force (Bldg. 6003) and the Territory of Guam within 72 hours of arrival. In-room storage of personally owned weapons is prohibited for personnel residing in the BOQ/BEQ. For BOQ/BEQ residents, personally owned weapons may be stored in the station Armory maintained by Navy Security Force personnel. Navy Security Force personnel operate weapons registration from 7 a.m-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Proof of Territory of Guam Registration and License paperwork is required for registration along with a Photo ID. For further information, call 671-339-4283/8062.
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Last Modified 1/12/2016