Rifle Laws for Canada

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    Rifle Laws for Canada

    I noe this may seem a bit off topic, but i wish to purchase a strong and powerful slew of weapons, for collecting and shooting purposes, but i am not sure of the Canadian gun laws, i tried searching on the net and came up to the firearms act but was confused after 5 minutes, the only thing i know is that silencers are illegal. Also i have no idea where in Canada i can purchase weapons that are not just selling pistols. Because i am thinking of getting a .308 or .338 bolt action sniper rifle and a semi 7.62mm sniper rifle, as well as a couple of assault rifles. If anybody knows the laws please tell me so i can find out whether i have to leave canada to persue my passion.

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    Do you own any firearms

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    Here is a link with the legal stuff:

    http://www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca/info_for-rens ... ault_e.asp

    Bottom line for a rifle - must have Possession and Acquisition License. To get it you have to pass a test (An easy one. It covers just basics).

    As for purchasing it, if you want to buy it from the internet:

    http://www.wholesalesports.com/hunting.htm
    http://sirmailorder.ca/
    http://www.marstar.ca
    http://leverarms.com
    http://www.wolverinesupplies.com/

    These are just some - I am sure other members can add to the list..

    If you are going to buy it in a store, then it depends on your location :-)

    Hope it helps.

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    Pillage covered the basics of what you need to know. The bolt action rifles are pretty straight forward. As long as they meet minimum barrel length and minimum over all length requirements they are (usually) considered non-restricted. You can legally own one with a basic PAL license and shoot any where that it is legal to do so (providing that it is safe of course). The assault rifles are a whole can of worms. Some are non-restricted, some are restricted and some are just plain prohibited. The non restricted ones are no problem. You can own them just like any other rifle. Restricted means that you need to have the second stage license above the regular PAL. This means another test and a few more dollars. Don’t worry its not that hard. The cool part is that the Restricted PAL will allow you to purchase hand guns as well. The bad part is that you can ONLY shoot them on approved ranges. If you get caught using them ANYWHERE else (and yes this includes private property) it’s a criminal offence and you WILL loose all your guns (providing of course you get convicted). Wait there is more. You must belong to a recognized shooting club and obtain an Authorization to transport (ATT) to move take them from you house to the range and no where else. The ATT must be renewed every year so you must also maintain your membership at your club. If you fail to do that the police can show up and take all your restricted guns away. Having said that I know several people who have not maintained things as they should and nobody has said anything…yet. The final class is prohibited. You can just forget about anything on that list now. There is no way for you to get that provision on a license. Here is the specific list for what is prohibited and restricted. http://www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca/info_for-rens ... /r&p_e.asp You may notice that some guns would seam to fit the qualifications for non-restricted but are restricted. We have the liberal government to thank for that. If you had a list of what you thought you might want to buy it may help in determining if it is feasible or not. Also if you have any further questions feel free to ask as there are several Canadians hanging around these forums that will be

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    Thanks guys, I do not own any firearms at this time because i am a minor im 16, 17 in march. I was thinking of purchasing an AK47/M, G36K(Or E depends on area of info), possibly a c7/c8 or m16 for the assault rifles, AWP/AWM or L115A1, m25 since im hearing great things about it, m93 and alot of others, lol, probably some if not most are restricted but i will look it up now thanks to the info u guys provided.

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    Im in mississauga in canada and dont really know any gun purchasing areas.

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