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 RCMP recently released the 2015 Commissioner of Firearms report, an annual summary of firearms program statistics and information the police service publishes each year. We break down the key points and what they mean for the Canadian firearms community. 1. Firearms licencing is on the rise Canada now has over 2 million firearm licence […]
The Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario has announced to certified firearms safety course instructors in the province that the implementation date for the new Canadian Firearms Safety Course program is July 13, 2016. This means that all courses taught in the province starting on that date must be with the new course and exam […]
The RCMP, which is responsible for managing the Canadian Firearms Program, has advised provincial authorities that new course and exam material for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course will be made available on March 31. In Ontario,the planned implementation date set by the Chief Firearms Officer is July 1st, should the materials be received by the […]
Silvercore Advanced Training Systems, a Delta, BC-based firearms training academy which delivers firearm safety and hunting courses from locations all over the Lower Mainland, has earned a rare apology from RCMP over an earlier police investigation. In 2008, RCMP executed search warrants after receiving information from Canadian Firearms Centre personnel. Owner Travis Bader was arrested and […]
Two important changes to Canada’s firearms laws have come into effect today, the first dealing with certain types of licences, and the second streamlining the authorization to transport process.
THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE IS OUT OF DATE. THE FIREARMS MENTIONED HAVE BEEN SUBSEQUENTLY RE-CLASSIFIED AS “PROHIBITED” AS OF MAY 1, 2020. The regulation for CZ and Swiss Arms reclassification of certain rifles, and their variants, as non-restricted firearms, which we announced previously, has been published in the Canada Gazette, the official publication of […]
The government recently announced a reclassification of two popular sporting rifles, which had been made prohibited due to an RCMP classification.