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Canada Gun Laws - A Step Forward

Postby ckkalyan » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:50 pm

Here is some good news for firearms owners in Canada. Bill C-42 is now law. A clear win! :D

However, there are many more remedial changes to be made, but this is definitely a step in the right direction.

The Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act receives Royal Assent
June 18, 2015 Ottawa, Ontario Public Safety Canada

Today, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Steven Blaney, highlighted the Royal Assent of the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act.

The Act amends the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act and advances the Harper Government’s goal of improving the safety of our communities while ensuring safe and sensible firearms policies and cutting red tape for law-abiding firearms owners.

Quick Facts

Effective immediately, these changes to the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code do the following:

    * Make classroom participation in firearms safety courses mandatory for first-time licence applicants;
    * Provide for the discretionary authority of Chief Firearms Officers (CFOs) to be subject to the regulations;
    * Strengthen the Criminal Code provisions relating to orders prohibiting the possession of firearms where a person is convicted of an offence involving domestic violence; and
    * Provide the Governor in Council with the authority to prescribe firearms to be non-restricted or restricted (such prescribing would be informed by independent expert advice).

Within the next several months, upon a date fixed by an order in council, the following changes will come into effect:

    * Creation of a six-month grace period at the end of the five-year licence period to stop people from immediately becoming criminalized for paperwork delays around license renewals;
    * Elimination of the Possession Only Licence (POL) and conversion of all existing POLs to Possession and Acquisition Licences (PALs);
    * Authorizations to Transport become a condition of a licence for certain routine and lawful activities such as target shooting; taking a firearm home after a transfer; going to a gunsmith, gun show, a Canadian port of exit; or a peace officer or a Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) for verification, registration or disposal; and
    * Sharing of firearms import information when restricted and prohibited firearms are imported into Canada by businesses.

Source: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=989079

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Re: Canada Gun Laws - A Step Forward

Postby Commonwealth_of_PA » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:46 pm

Congratulations. Sounds like a mixed bag to me.

On the transport point, does this mean people with Full Auto can now transport them to the range?

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Re: Canada Gun Laws - A Step Forward

Postby ckkalyan » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:50 am

Update - Steps in the right direction and minor victories for firearms owners in Canada; Re-Re Classification of Swiss Arms CZ858



And from having separate Authorizations to Transport (ATT) handguns it is all now included in the PAL (Possession and Acquisition License). This older video is just to demonstrate how tedious it all was.


Hooray! :D

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Re: Canada Gun Laws - A Step Forward

Postby xl_target » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:41 pm

As said before, seems like a mixed bag but with some changes for the better.
Congratulations, Canadians.

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