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Stupid Canadian Gun Laws

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Thad, Jun 19, 2007.

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  1. Thad

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    You all in the USA have no idea how good you have it. We in Canada have the stupidest laws it would make you guys cringe. Gun registry, no CCW, no handgun hunting, barrel shorter than 4 1/4 oh sorry that is a prohibited gun, you want handguns ok you must take another course and give us more money for the restricted course and on and on.No fully autos. The people who were lucky enough to have a prohib licence and are grandfathered in are ok to buy, but if your Dad passes his prohib piece to you they will ok it for you to own. But, if you want to buy more prohibs nope sorry. How the hell does that make sense? The same thing goes for the stupid gun registry (which they have finally made us stop paying for when we voted Stephen Harper conservative party) how does making law abiding folks register their firearms do anything. Criminals still get their guns no matter what and do not register you morons.:cuss: So many people say why would you want the registry abolished? Because it is wasting time and money you idiot, when you explain what it actually does people say oh that is pointless. Well duh, maybe you should find out what the hell it is you are supporting! Sorry for turning this into a whining session.

    A question: When you guys purchase a handgun in the States from a gun shop how long do you have to wait till you can take it home? We have a three to seven day wait!:banghead: Then we have to have it in a locked case, with a trigger lock. Not to mention an ATT(authorization to transport) certificate, plus the registration certificate.
     
  2. springmom

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    In Texas, I have to wait until they've finished ringing up the sale. About 10 minutes. Move south, my friend, move south....

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  3. Thad

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    See dammit!!!:banghead: I must admit some gunshops I have made a ton of purchases from do speed things up but still there is a wait. Not ten minutes! You have no idea how frustrating it is to buy a gun and think about going to the range with it instead of waiting.
     
  4. TX1911fan

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    My brother lives in Alberta, so I know and understand your pain. He was with me in Texas when I bought a pistol and couldn't believe I could just fill out a form and walk out minutes later. In fact, because I have a CHL, there wasn't even a phone call. The biggest restriction was the guy had to walk the gun to the front door for me.
     
  5. TallPine

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    And that, my friend - is why I refuse to visit your beautiful country again. :(

    I was up there in the seventies, and they asked if I had any firearms. I said "yes, a couple rifles", and that was it. They did give us a hassle about having enough money to drive clear through to Alaska, though.
     
  6. xd45gaper

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    i have a carry permit so i can walk in and out with a pistol if i choose to do so. if you dont have a carry permit its 3 days!!!:what:
     
  7. Tommygunn

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    In Alabama they do a NICS check and then you're out the door -- with the gun. ;-)
    Feel bad for ya there in Canada, buddy. I've been to Nova Scotia and Montreal and they're both nice places ... but the laws and politics..... OOOOOF!
     
  8. wjustinen

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    The laws in Florida

    were'nt that much better than Canada before must issue concealed carry. If we want to improve our lot in Canada, perhaps that is where we should be starting.
     
  9. cbsbyte

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    Well some state's firearm laws are not that far behind Canada's oppressive laws. Especially in states such as; NJ, Mass, Ill, NY, California etc. I would not be surprised if some states in this country actually ban all firearms in the not too distant future.

    I love Canada; it is a vast beautiful country and most of the people are extremely friendly. Well except in Quebec, though I really like Montreal. Actually, I am heading to Nova Scotia and Price Edwards in early August.
     
  10. tinygnat219

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    VA has no waiting period, so it's literally going through the NICS check and you are out the door. However, unless you have a VA CHP, you can't purchase another handgun for 30 days. Rifles? No problem. How many can you carry?

    I am aware of Canadian laws and you guys need to move down here. Shoot, I see a bunch of Canucks everytime I am in Myrtle Beach, SC or FL.
    Seems like a lot have made the decision.
     
  11. ancient_philosophy

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    one day i bought five handguns at once.......took me all of 5 mins to walk out the door with it all.

    the SOUTH, .......THE SOUTH. ....im in Kentucy.


    ohh, and i own 42 AK-47s ;)

    and 3 machineguns ......:D
     
  12. Fn-P9

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    In Washington state one has to wait 5 business days for handguns. Unless one has a carry permit then its out the door. No wait on long arms.

    The other thing, in Canada, is non sporting ammunition illegal? Say a .32 is illegal right?
     
  13. carnaby

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    I feel your pain. I lived in Vancouver for many years and went to high school in Abbotsford. I'm a UBC alum too.

    I left never to return. I now live in Seattle, and with my CCW, I buy a handgun or rifle and am out the door in 10 minutes. It's great. :D
     
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    Depends...from a dealer, I have to fill out the form and they make a phone call. Only takes 10-15 minutes all together on average. However, I generally dislike for many reasons having a paper trail and filling out govt. forms (defacto registration IMHO), so I stick with private sales except for antiques, just give them the money, and walk away with your new gun.:D

    Oh, no locked case, no transport permit, I can conceal or open carry any gun any time without a permit...move to Vermont or Alaska and enjoy freedom! Canada may be a beautiful place (I have visited, only people I didn't like were some snobby french quebec people), but if I were you, I'd place more value on freedom than scenery, and you can't beat Vermont or Alaska for scenery at that.;)
     
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    In Oklahoma it took me longer to fill out the check form than it did for the shop to call in and get the NICS check done.
     
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    Some states require a permit or license to obtain a handgun.
     
  17. Thad

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    Answer to the .32 question

    Yes my friend the .32 is a prohibited firearm. Because I can kill someone ...more with it than my .44 magnum:confused: Oh man all your advice sounds great. It sounds great to walk in and walk out. Yes long arms are go in pay and a two minute phone call to register and your out. I have called my favourite shop in Vancouver ahead of time if I know of a certain pistol I want and he calls it in early, then I go in pay and walk out. But still miles behind you guys in that dept. There are so many stupid ones I am even forgetting.:cuss:
     
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    Don't fret we'll catch up. Our government often feels that it has to "Do Something" and our largest gun rights organization will cheerfully help them shaft us.

    Jefferson
     
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    Hey, small world! I think I was the one who met him at The Shooting Edge and spoke to him about his licenses!
     
  20. The Canuck

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    springmom and all;
    There are a few of us who are seriously considering it. According to family stories there is history in the South West.
     
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    You guys should come down here! Plenty of room and great Mexican food!
     
  22. Prince Yamato

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    Yes, but in Canada, you can have SBRs and SBSs w/o a tax. Also, they can be delivered by CanadaPost right to your doorstep. So, Canada doesn't have everything backwards, just most things.
     
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    Yeah, but how many hoops do you have to jump through before CanadaPost can deliver it to your doorstep? I think what you really mean is that a dealer can send it via CanadaPost to your doorstep. But doesn't it have to be registered first?

    A dealer here can send a firearm that has already been legally transferred to you to your door via USPS, and I can send a rifle or shotgun via USPS to anyone who can legally own one in my state. I don't think I'd trade our laws for Canada's any time soon :p
     
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    Yes it has to be registered first, but that is only a "hoop jump" as you put it. I have ordered a Remington 300 Win. Mag. from S.I.R. and it was at my door step through Canada post seven days later.
     
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    sigh......I understand. Well, I guess I will just have to deal with the nonsense when I go back and apply for a license.
     
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