This page provides information for our members regarding the changes being implemented by government(s) regarding licensed firearms owners in Canada. The information here is generally presented in reverse chronological order, the newest info will be at the top of the page. The page is growing so here is an index with links to sections.
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ddharangeofficer @ gmail.comNew Restrictions Come Into Effect:
TheGunBlog.ca - On May 18, 2022 via Orders-in-Council, the Canadian Government will start enforcing new restrictions on government-licensed gun owners. These restrictions were provided for in Bill C-71 .
1. Non-Restricted Firearms Transfers. It will be a crime for any licensed gun owner to buy, sell or give away any "Non-Restricted" firearm without explicit permission for the transfer from the Registrar of Firearms.
2. Gun Store Registry. Stores will be required to keep personal details of licensed buyers of "Non-Restricted" firearms for 20 years.
These Orders-In-Council can be found by going to https://orders-in-council.canada.ca/index.php and search for PC number 2022-0446 and 2022-0447
Liberals promise to ban handguns across Ontario
Not wanting to be outdone by the Federal Liberals, Ontario Liberal leader Steven Del Duca has promised to ban handguns across Ontario if elected on June 2, 2022. more info.
Feds Defer May 1, 2020 Order in Council Confiscation Deadline until October 30, 2023
In a long-anticipated move, the Government of Canada has announced a deferral of the May 1, 2020, Order in Council that currently bans 2,015 different makes and models of common firearms, to October 30, 2023. more info
Bill C-21 (2021)
Update: with the dissolution of the 43rd Parliament on August 15, 2021, Bill C-21 has died on the order paper.
On Feb 16, 2021 the Liberal government introduced Bill C21 An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms).
Revocation Letters and S.74 Challenges
Has your firearm registration certificate been revoked?
The Liberal Gun Ban of 2020 - the Order-In-Council
May 1, 2020 the Trudeau government by Order-In-Council (OIC) prohibited over 1,500 types of firearms!
The OIC including the complete list is here.
Regulatory Impact Analsys Statement:
During the amnesty period, the Government intends to implement a buy-back program to compensate affected owners for the value of their firearms after they are delivered to a police officer; however, until a buy-back program is offered, affected owners will not be eligible for compensation. An option to participate in a grandfathering regime would also be made available for affected owners. Further public communications on the buy-back program and the grandfathering regime will follow later.
The Regulations and the Amnesty Order come into force on the day they are made. The Amnesty Order expires on April 30, 2022.
Get a copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
RCMP Firearms Reference Table (FRT)
The Firearms Reference Table (FRT) is a comprehensive list of firearms descriptions and classifications. The RCMP continues to change firearms to PROHIBITED classification in the FRT after the May 1, 2020 Prohibition by Order-in-Council.
Liberals Plan to ban & confiscate guns - 2019
With support from the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, implement our firearms policy commitments, including to:
What You Can Do
Bill C71 (2019)
Bill C71 An Act to Amend Certain Acts and Regulations in Relations to Firearms has been passed by the Liberal government in the House of Commons, the Senate and has recieved Royal Assent by the Governor General (June 21, 2019).
***Some provisions of Bill C71 still require an Order-in-Council to come into force.***
*** This law will impact ALL law abiding firearms owners! ***
Link: Full text of Bill C71. Analysis of Bill C71 by the CSSA, the OFAH & the CCFR.
Public Safety Canada: A Dialogue on Handguns and Assault-Style Firearms (2018)
Federal Minister Bill Blair has completed an examination of a possible ban on handguns and "assault weapons".
The Engagement Summary Report show that overwhelmingly Canadians do NOT want more legislation to limit access to handguns and "assault-style" firearms.
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