Wow, people sure have been brainwashed about the state of 'gun control' here in Canada. Here are the bullet points...
- No registry for long-arms as of last April. I can purchase any non-restricted firearm and there is no paper trail of any kind. Seller checks for
legit license, that's it.
- Non restricted firearms must be 660mm long, and if centerfire the mag can only hold 5 rounds. This is legally done with a rivet that can be
drilled out in seconds for when the zombies come. For pistols the limit is 10.
- Restricted license is very readily available, if you don't have a criminal record related to violence or serious crimes. Yes, there is red tape
with long waiting times, but once you have it, you have it.
- Pistols and revolvers must have a minimum 4.5" barrel, but for example you can still buy a Glock 26 as long as it has an aftermarket barrel.
- The permit to move the restricted firearms is good for 5 years, and I can take it anywhere, including the USA if I have the right permit for that
too. Yes, you need to have this license and prove you are a member of a range, but that's it. Ironically I can actually go do a concealed carry
course in Idaho, and then bring my pistol across the border and do a cc carry across several states.
- Some of our firearms laws are even less restricting than those of the U.S. For example I can buy an 870 clone with an 8" barrel. This is
non-restricted, and anywhere south of the border this would get you 10 years in jail.
- There is no system in place to track the purchase of ammo, it was of course demanded by the nutcase Liberals but hasn't been enforced outside of
Quebec or Ontario here and there. There are no laws about how much ammo a person can own. If a person has 45 gallon drums of black powder, they run
into other regs regarding dangerous materials. Yes, you have to show your firearms license to buy ammo.
- The laws concerning storage and transport are very fair. Yes, restricted firearms need to be trigger locked and locked in another case while being
moved, but you are fully legal to go into a coffee shop with your pistol in a packsack as long as the zippers have a little padlock on them. You are
expected to be going to or fro a gun range or (for example) IPSC show if you have restricted with you.
- We have access to all sorts of cool goodies that the U.S. can't get. As an example people can get custom stuff built in China that is incredibly
high quality, unique and exotic stuff that Americans can't have because of embargo laws against the commies.
- We have access to all the same AR-15 parts as well as CZ-858's, etc, and legally people can have 10 round mags at a gun range for their non
restricted AR's. Canadians have all the toys the Americans do, we just have to change mags more often. All non-restricted unless firearm is under
- People have been brainwashed into believing that Canadians are generally against firearms, I assure you there are plenty of gun nuts north of the
- I am in Northwestern BC, and up here the police are very pro-gun. They go out of their way to help people own and keep their firearms. Someone I
knew was busted with a huge grow-op in his house, a person with a lengthy rap sheet of drugs and violence. They found over 40 firearms in the house,
and told him they would give him a day to get all the firearms registered in his wife's name, so they wouldn't have to take them.
edit on 13-2-2013 by KaiBosh because: (no reason given)