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Frequently Asked Canadian Firearms Laws Questions

Frequently Asked Law Questions

Questions About Canadian Firearms Laws

Are non-restricted firearms now registered in Canada?

Are non-restricted firearms now registered in Canada?

Are non-restricted firearms now registered in Canada? Yes and No… Starting May 18 2022 businesses must record all non-restricted sales and keep the records for 20 years. The business must record and, for a period of 20 years beginning on the day on which the record is created, keep the information! C.T. https://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2022/2022-05-11/html/sor-dors91-eng.html?fbclid=IwAR2PpSuDPqIdgnho9uKjUe1iEm5bZC6vDDVK8dizgRQQqPPghb5NXg3FGMs Changes to […]

What prohibited firearms were grandfathered in Canada?

What prohibited firearms were grandfathered in Canada?

What prohibited firearms were grandfathered in Canada? Prohibited Classes Of Firearms 12-2, 12-3, 12-4, 12-5, 12-6, 12-7 ( 12-9 ?) Prohibited Classes Of Firearms 12-2, 12-3, 12-4, 12-5, 12-6, 12-7 ( 12-9 ?) Prohibited What’s included in this class Handguns with barrels equal to or less than 105 mm in length Handguns designed or adapted to discharge […]

Can I import a firearm from the US?

Can I import a firearm from the US?

Can I import a firearm from the US? Yes! Any holder of a valid Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) may import a restricted or non-restricted firearm. However, the US control the export of most firearms (antiques and muzzle-loaders are not controlled for export) and the US must issue an export licence to the American exporter. […]

What did Bill C-71 change regarding the ATT?

What did Bill C-71 change regarding the ATT?

What did Bill C-71 change regarding the ATT? Two (2) transportation provisions remain as a condition of a licence, which are to/from a range or home after purchase. Individuals will now need to request an ATT from the CFO: business for repair or appraisal gun show port of entry or exit peace officer, firearms officer […]

How do I transfer a handgun in Canada?

How do I transfer a handgun in Canada?

How do I transfer a handgun in Canada? The Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) must speak with both the transferor and the transferee for restricted and prohibited firearms. However, both parties do not need to be available at the same time. Follow the steps below. Call the CFP with the following information: If you are an […]

Is concealed carrying a firearm legally in Canada?

Is concealed carrying a firearm legally in Canada?

Is concealed carrying a firearm legally in Canada? No! The practise of carrying a concealed weapon (CCW) is generally prohibited in Canada. Section 90 of the Criminal Code prohibits carrying a concealed weapon unless authorized for a lawful occupational purpose. CCW is generally prohibited in Canada. The practice of CCW is generally prohibited in Canada. Section […]

Is the Ruger 10/22 prohibited in Canada?

Is the Ruger 10/22 prohibited in Canada?

Is the Ruger 10/22 prohibited in Canada? No! The Ruger 10/22 is readily available at many retailers in Canada. (as of the posting of this article April 2022) Ruger 10/22 The Ruger 10/22 is a series of semi-automatic rifles produced by American firearm manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., chambered for the .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge. It uses a patented 10-round rotary magazine, though higher capacity box magazines are […]

What is not a firearm in Canada?

What is not a firearm in Canada?

What is not a firearm in Canada? For the purposes of the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code, the following devices are generally not considered firearms (unless they’re used in a criminal or negligent manner): antique firearms devices designed exclusively for: signalling notifying of distress firing blank cartridges firing stud cartridges explosive-driven rivets other industrial projectiles shooting devices […]

Why do people say shotguns can hold a maximum of 3 shells?

Why do people say shotguns can hold a maximum of 3 shells?

Why do people say shotguns can hold a maximum of 3 shells?  This comes from Migratory Birds Regulations. When not used for Hunting the magazine can hold 5 or unlimited rounds depending on the action type. In short: When hunting waterfowl the maximum magazine capacity is 3. In MOST other situations: Most shotguns are not […]