Can someone give me a breakdown of Canada's gun laws?


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reagansquad
November 3, 2004, 03:24 AM
Strongly considering a move. Want to keep my guns. Registration is OK w/me (not in the US, of course, just as far as a consideration of living in Canada). Other than that, are there any limits on what you can and can't have? CCW? anything else?

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Sven
November 3, 2004, 03:48 AM
Related to election results?

reagansquad
November 3, 2004, 04:10 AM
Only insofar as GW is exporting tech jobs like mad and I'm more likely to get one there.

dsb
November 3, 2004, 10:15 AM
reagansquad - I am in Canada, and I doubt that you want to come here if you want to keep all your guns.

Registration is required (as you know already).

CCW is a laughably distant dream for Canadian gun owners. There is a mechanism for obtaining a permit for carry, but it is in reality non-existant. I think there are 3-5 permits in the whole country.

No mags that can hold more than 10 rounds.

No handgun bbl. under 105mm (approx. 4.13 inches according to Google)

No handguns of .25 or .32 calibre allowed (some exceptions for target shooters)

Rifles cannot hold more than 5 rounds (!)

Many weapons are on a prohibited list.

You also must be licenced to own a gun (stricter reqs for handgun owners)

Weapons must be stored according to stringent laws regarding being locked and unloaded.

Authorization to transport your handguns to the range must be granted (and handguns cannot be shot anywhere outside of approved ranges)

And on and on and on...

Check this site out for more details http://panda.com/canadaguns/
or the official site
http://www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca/en/default.asp

All I can say is - the grass is definitely not greener on my side of the fence! Good luck to you in your job search (I suggest you restrict it to the US!)

Vitamin G
November 3, 2004, 12:14 PM
Canadian Gun Laws :

Verboten!

WhoKnowsWho
November 3, 2004, 12:21 PM
Sounds like fun up north!

reagansquad
November 3, 2004, 07:47 PM
beh... not worth it. Thanks for the info. I think I'd rather stay here, remain unemployed, and get drafted.

Diggler
November 4, 2004, 08:53 AM
I have a tech job (I'm a programmer) and have received a 42% pay increase over the last three years. If you're good at what you do, you will have a job. There is no room for dead weight, that's all.

My brother was contemplating a move to Canada several years ago because of a job he had seen. I reminded him that they don't have the same Constitution as you're used to, it's a completely different country with a whole new set of rules.

I believe that you're better off in one of the worst states in the US than you would be anywhere else in the world.

Enjoy your freedom.

DigMe
November 4, 2004, 10:55 AM
Only insofar as GW is exporting tech jobs like mad and I'm more likely to get one there.

I didn't know that he even owned a tech company!

brad cook

Diggler
November 4, 2004, 11:35 AM
Want some software?

;)

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