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    Saskatchewan Introduces Provincial Firearms Act

    The government of Saskatchewan announced new legislation intended to protect “lawful firearms owners” the province said in an announcement on December 1, 2022. Among the new legislation’s powers are a requirement that businesses or individuals “involved in firearms expropriation” be licenced, and a requirement for ballistic testing of seized firearms. Saskatchewan introduced their own Chief Firearms Officer under the Saskatchewan Firearms Office in 2021, ending their use of the RCMP to fulfil the role. The new legislation and its regulations would be administered by that office. While the legislation, tabled as Bill 117, has not yet become law, the novel power to require a licence to expropriate firearms could frustrate…

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    RCMP Introduce Online PAL Applications

    This month, the RCMP made it possible for first-time applicants to apply for their Canadian firearm possession and acquisition licence, or PAL, online. Canada’s national police force, which is responsible for administration of the Canadian Firearms Program, launched the MyCFP portal on their website to allow prospective gun licencees to apply for their licence by completing the application, uploading their photographs, and proof of safety course completion, without the need to download, print and mail any paper application forms. Previously, only existing PAL holders could apply to renew their licences online using a simplified form and photo upload feature. The MyCFP portal uses secure MyKey government sign-in credentials, or a…

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    The Impact of Bill C-71

    The Liberal government has proposed legislation that will impact firearms owners in Canada. While the details of the proposed Bill C-71 may yet change, it is important for those currently licenced to own firearms, and those considering obtaining a licence in the near future, to consider the possible changes that may happen should the legislation pass. CZ858 and Swiss Arms Rifles Return to Prohibited Class The popular CZ858 and Swiss Army Classic Green rifles were at first non-restricted rifles in the Canadian market, until an RCMP review re-classified them as prohibited. At that time, many who owned the rifles were concerned that the change would result in a need to…

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    Quebec to Create Provincial Gun Registry

    Quebec has tabled legislation today to introduce a Quebec Gun Registry, it has been reported. The federal government had maintained a national firearm registration system for all firearms since the 1990s, but in 2012 the long-gun portion was abolished. However, Quebec fought a lengthy court battle to preserve the long gun registry data as it applied to Quebec residents.  The province was ultimately defeated at the Supreme Court of Canada, in a ruling earlier this year. The Quebec government has now introduced Bill 64, the Firearms Registration Act.  Under the law, if passed, all non-restricted firearms in Quebec would once again require registration, this time with the provincial public security…

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    Featured Training Gun: Ruger New Model Blackhawk

    We pride ourselves on offering a selection of modern training aids representative of firearms you can actually find available on the sport shooting market in Canada. And when it comes to single action revolvers, one of the most iconic and reliable is the Ruger New Model Blackhawk.

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    Featured Training Gun: Maverick 88

      On our Canadian Firearms Safety Course, you will have the opportunity to learn to safely handle, inspect, load and unload many types of commonly available firearms.  One of the most widely available types of firearms in Canada is the pump action shotgun.