On May 30, 2022, the Prime Minister of Canada announced a sweeping new gun control bill, Bill C-21, which will have a large impact on individual firearm ownership. The most important thing to know about this Bill is that it is not yet law.
We are pleased to announce that effective August 14 of this year, we will be able to resume delivering the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) after approval was given by the Chief Firearms Officer of Ontario. In March, like many businesses and activities, all training was suspended due […]
On April 30, 2020, the Canadian government imposed new firearms measures through the Governor-in-Council, which is essentially a regulatory amendment that, among other things, added new makes and models of rifles to the prohibited firearms list. These new regulations do not appear to have any impact – positive or negative – to firearm safety in […]
COVID-19 Emergency Illustrates Why You Need to Act Quickly Until March of 2020, anyone with an interest could sign up and take a Canadian Firearms Safety Course and/or Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course and expect to obtain a Possession Acquisition firearm licence (or “PAL”) within 2-3 months. The Novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19 is the disease […]
REVISION. Though transporting an unloaded non-restricted firearm remains legal throughout Canada in accordance with the existing regulations, many firearms that were formerly non-restricted were made prohibited under an order-in-council on May 1, 2020. For some time now, many legal gun owners have taken to carrying a “truck gun” – even here in Canada. Now with Coronavirus scares, we […]
The Government of Canada has made it clear that there will shortly be actions on banning certain rifles, and future legislation that may allow cities to ban handguns. It is thought that the preferred instrument for the rifle ban would be an “order in council” — a type of legislation that does not require a […]
There has been much discussion during the recent months, and especially during the current election period, about potential handgun bans and “restricted” firearms. We frequently get queries during our training courses about these topics and the impact that any legislative changes may have on firearm ownership in Canada.
The Chief Firearms Officer of Ontario has authorized a higher amount for CFSC and CRFSC course fees in the province, effective February 14, 2019. The price increase coincides with increases to the cost to instructors for purchasing the examinations. GTAGunSafety.com, like other businesses and individuals offering the CFSC and CRFSC courses, has decided to increase […]
The federal government has briskly moved Bill C-71, an Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms through the various legislative stages and it has recently reached third reading, with a referral to the Senate, in late September. Firearms owners, and prospective firearms owners, should know and understand the changes being proposed under […]
The city of Toronto recently passed a motion that would “ban handguns” within the city limits. Other cities, such as Hamilton, are looking at following suit. But what does the motion really mean and does it affect you as an individual firearm owner or prospective owner? The move comes in the wake of several high-profile […]