Bill C-71 Firearms Acts Regulations Changes March 20 2018
Bill C-71 Firearms Acts Regulations Changes March 20 2018
Link To The Government Release Regarding Firearms Bill C-71
Bill C-71 Firearms Acts Regulations Changes March 20 2018 a quick look:
Background checks for criminal violence and any mental illness will be conducted over the life of the individual, not the previous five year period.
Both business and private sales of all firearms are subject to computerized license verification. Non-Restricted firearms transfers will not have the information regarding the firearm recorded.
Business are required to keep records which will include the individual’s information and all information regarding the firearm(s) transferred. The business must keep the records for 20 years unless the business ceases to be a business. In that case all records must be surrendered to the authorities.
Authorizations to Transport have been gutted. The only permitted uses are to shooting ranges and Purchase-to-Home, but will still include “all ranges in province”. All currently held ATTs will be revoked upon passage of Bill 71.
All of the Swiss Arms Classic series and all CZ-858s will be made 12(9) Prohibited. The owners of these rifles will be Grandfathered. Grandfathered individuals will be able to acquire other 12(9) firearms. Grandfathered owners will be permitted to transport these firearms to a range for the purposes of target shooting.
The powers of the Governing Council to declare any firearm to be Non-Restricted has been revoked. The Governing Council may still be used to declare any firearms to be restricted or prohibited.
UN Firearms Marking will be issued in a Technical amendment.
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA BILL C-71 An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms ( Link):
First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
FIRST READING, MARCH 20, 2018
Bill C-71 and the CZ & Swiss Arms Quick Look:
- C-71 will prohibit CZ & Swiss Arms rifles
- Current owners of the CZ & Swiss Arms rifles will be grandfathered as 12-9 or 12(9)
- ATT’s or authorization to transport will be issued for the CZ & Swiss Arms rifles. ( it appears at this time Link )
Bill C71 – CZ858 ( CZ ) Rifle:
Bill C71 -SAN Swiss Arms ( Classic Green ) Rifle:
Public Safety Canada proposes Bill C71 to ( Link):
- Enhance background checks on those seeking to acquire firearms – by eliminating the existing provision that focuses those checks primarily on just the five years immediately preceding a licence application.
- Enhance the utility of those background checks and the effectiveness of the existing licensing system – by requiring that whenever a non-restricted firearm is transferred, the buyer must produce his/her firearms licence, and the vendor must verify that it is valid.
- Standardize existing best practices among commercial retailers to maintain adequate records of their inventories and sales. These records would be accessible to police officers on reasonable grounds and with judicial authorization, as appropriate.
- Ensure the impartial, professional, accurate and consistent classification of firearms as either “non-restricted” “restricted” or “prohibited” – by restoring a system in which Parliament defines the classes but entrusts experts in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to classify firearms, without political influence.
- Bolster community safety in relation to restricted and prohibited firearms (mostly handguns and assault weapons) – by requiring specific transportation authorizations to be obtained whenever restricted or prohibited guns are moved through the community, except between a residence and an approved shooting range. The rules for transporting unrestricted weapons (such as legally owned rifles and shotguns) will not change.
- There were 2,465 criminal violations involving firearms in 2016, an increase of 30% since 2013. (Statistics Canada, CANSIM 252-0051.) Gun homicides were up by two-thirds – from 134 in 2013 to 223 in 2016. (Statistics Canada, Homicide Survey.)
- Cases of intimate partner violence involving a firearm as reported to the police in 2016 numbered nearly 700- up by a third since 2013. (Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile 2013 and 2016)
- There are more than 500 gun-related suicides each year, often among young people. (Statistics Canada, CANSIM 102-0551)
- Incidents of breaking-and-entering for the purpose of stealing firearms rose from 516 in 2013 to 804 in 2016. (Statistics Canada, CANSIM 252-0051)
- The majority of firearms owned by Canadians are non-restricted, typically “long-guns” such a hunting rifles and shotguns. In 2016, it is noteworthy that 31% of all firearms-related homicides- where the firearm was recovered – involved a firearm that did not require registration. (Statistics Canada, Homicide Survey)
- In November 2017, the government announced investments of $327.6 million over five years beginning in 2018-19, rising to $100 million per year thereafter, to support provincial/territorial and community-based initiatives to deal more effectively with guns-and-gangs. This includes prevention, enforcement, disruption and withdrawal.
- On March 7, 2018, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness hosted a national summit on gun-and-gang violence to share information and best practices across the country, and to help ensure that the new federal funding is invested to the best advantage.
- In Canada there are three types of firearms: “restricted”, such as handguns, certain rifles and semi-automatics; “prohibited”, such as certain handguns, fully automatic firearms, and sawed off rifles; and “non-restricted” such as ordinary hunting rifles and shotguns. The RCMP Canadian Firearms Program determines the technical classification of a firearm according to criteria in the Criminal Code. Restricted and prohibited firearms require additional safety training, must be registered and their use is limited to certain activities, such as target practice or as part of a collection.
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Office of the Minister of Justice
Public Safety Canada
This Canadian Firearms Safety Course & Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course runs over two days from 9:30 am to 5 pm. This is the course required for your Canadian Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL).
Canadian Firearms Safety Course Non-Restricted Only - CFSC - Canadian Firearms Safety Course. This Canadian Firearms Safety Course runs over 1 day from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course – Restricted Only This Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course runs over 1 day from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Testing is completed on the day of instruction.
Combined - Canadian Firearms Safety Course - Non-Restricted Only & CORE Hunter Education Course This is a 2 Day combined course. The Non-restricted Canadian Firearms Safety Courses is completed on the first day.
For individuals who have completed a BC Firearm Academy Canadian Firearms Safety Course Only. The RCMP firearms program no longer allows individuals to challenge the firearms safety course.
This course is designed for those working in the bush or the outdoor enthusiast that spends time in bear country. For individuals who have completed a BC Firearm Academy Canadian Firearms Safety Course Only. The RCMP firearms program no longer allows individuals to challenge the firearms safety course.
Free resources and study materials to help you prepare for your Canadian Firearms Safety Course. No need to print the manual or bring the manual to your course with BC Firearm Academy. No need to print the manual or bring the manual to your course with BC Firearm Academy.
This course is designed to prepare you for the CORE Hunter Education Course examination and as a companion guide to the in-person course. Register for the exam challenge or the online course BC Firearms Academy.
A free online study guide to help you stay safe in the bear country of BC. This online guide will help you work, hunt, hike, and camp safely in the backcountry of BC.