Can Americans Bring Guns to Canada?
Yes, absolutely! That’s the short answer. The longer answer is, it depends on the firearms and the reason they’re coming. Temporarily importing firearms into Canada is routinely done by visitors not only from the US, but from all over the world. The usual reasons are to hunt and participate in sport shooting competitions, and the process is fairly straightfoward. Temporarily importing firearms into Canada is routinely done by visitors not only from the US, but from all over the world. First, visitors should do a little bit of research to determine how their firearms may be classified. For most hunters bringing bolt action, pump action, break action and lever action…
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…
Bringing Firearms to the US
A question that is often asked in our CFSC/CRFSC classes is “can I bring a firearm into the US?” The simple answer is: yes, you can! Canadians who lawfully own firearms may apply for a permit to temporarily import firearms into the US for certain valid purposes. Generally, those purposes are hunting, and to attend a competitive shooting event or gun show. In the recent past, applicants completing the ATF Form 6NIA, the form required for temporary import, would have to provide proof of one of these authorized activities.