Firearms Courses are Back — With COVID-19 Protocols

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 […]

New Firearms Regulations Safety Neutral

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 […]

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Is It Too Late Now?

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 […]

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Having a Truck Gun – Preparedness for uncertain times

For some time now, many legal gun owners have taken to carrying a “truck gun” – even here in Canada. Now with Coronavirus scares, we are seeing reports of an increase on gun and ammunition sales as concerned preppers stock up “just in case”. With more news coverage these days about viral pandemics, this may […]

Rifle Bans, Handgun Bans, and More

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 […]

“Restricted” Firearm Misinformation

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.

Firearms course fees raised for 2019

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 […]

Bill C-71 is Coming, Are You Ready?

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 […]

Cities Moving To Ban Handguns, Are You Affected?

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 […]

Carry an IFAK

Many shooters today, particularly those with military or policing experience, know the value in carrying an individual first aid kit, or “IFAK”. But every shooter should consider carrying one, given that sometimes accidents happen and life-saving medical assistance can be minutes away when seconds count. What goes in to an IFAK to make it effective […]