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Taking ammo into Canada?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Buck13, Jun 14, 2012.

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  1. Buck13

    Buck13 Member

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    I'll be stopping by Cabela's on the way to or from Vancouver BC this weekend. It would be more convenient to buy some .22 ammo on the way up, rather than on the way home. Is crossing the border to/from Canada with ammo a problem? Do I even have to mention that I have it? I will NOT be taking any guns, just ammo.
     
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    They will ask. If you tell them no and they search your vehicle, expect to pay a substantial amount of money to leave. I believe you can bring up to 200 rounds of ammunition for hunting or 1,500 rounds for use at a recognized shooting competition. Any amounts of ammunition in excess must be tax paid. You must obtain a permit before bringing a firearm.
     
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    Taken from the Canadian government site:

    "Within these limits, non-residents can import 200 rounds duty free for hunting purposes, or up to 1,500 rounds duty free for use at a recognized competition."

    Here is a link to the actual site so you can verify it yourself...

    http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/publications/pub/bsf5044-eng.html

    It would probably be a good idea to print out these pages. Not all border folks know it.

    Bringing ammunition into Canada requires that you tell them. Their laws are not our laws, and the RKBA does not apply there. You may not like the question, and may feel that you should not have to answer it. If you tell them no, you're lying and deserve whatever they dish out.

    Be advised though...I have complied with the ammunition rules on my trips trough Canada. Almost every time, the ammunition has been seized. It was always the pistol ammunition that was seized, always less than 200 rounds.
    This occurs at the Yukon and Prince Rupert (British Columbia) entrances.
     
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    You need to have a form DPS-5 to export most anything firearms related or that has (or was developed for a military application). This is a form issued by the Dept of State. If the Canadian Border Service Agency turns you around you could face a potential $5000 fine by U.S. CBP/HSI. The short answer is "yes, it is a problem."
     
  5. Buck13

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    "Bringing ammunition into Canada requires that you tell them. Their laws are not our laws, and the RKBA does not apply there. You may not like the question, and may feel that you should not have to answer it. If you tell them no, you're lying and deserve whatever they dish out."

    I have no problem with Canada's gun laws. It's their country, they can run it as they like. Hell, I have no problem with a lot of *our* gun laws. That dependent clause most people like to ignore in the 2nd Amendment clearly allows for plenty of regulation. Some of it makes sense; California's one-in-thirty-days, etc: not so much.

    Looks like I'll be stopping at Cabela's on the way HOME!
     
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    Also, don't bring any fruits or vegetables.... In either direction........ Trust me on this one. Had a long argument about an orange at the booth once.....
     
  7. tekarra

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    Buy it on the way back and save yourself problems.
     
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