Was the UNC Shooter Legally Able To Obtain a Gun? Nonimmigrant aliens, such as those with student visas, are banned.

Aug 29, 2023 | gun control, Gun Free Zones

The law is clear that someone admitted under a student visa is banned under any circumstances that would apply to the student who murdered his professor at the University of North Carolina on Monday. North Carolina also bans guns on college campuses.

BATF: “Generally, “nonimmigrant aliens” are tourists, students, business travelers and temporary workers who enter the U.S. for fixed periods of time; they are lawfully admitted aliens who are not lawful permanent residents.

BATF: “An alien admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa is prohibited from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing a firearm or ammunition unless the alien falls within one of the exceptions provided in 18 U.S.C. 922(y)(2), such as: a valid hunting license or permit, admitted for lawful hunting or sporting purposes, certain official representatives of a foreign government, or a foreign law enforcement officer of a friendly foreign government entering the United States on official law enforcement business.