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Firearms Safety

If you own firearms, you may find the following information, published by the Canadian Firearms Centre, useful:
What does the new Firearms Act mean for you?
1. As always, safety comes first. The firearms safety course and test, and the rules for storage, display and transportation, which are part of the current law, are now part of the Firearms Act.
2. Everyone will need a firearms licence in order to register firearms (your FAC is considered a licence). There are two types of licences (valid for five years):
  • Possession (for the firearms you now own)

  • Possession and Acquisition (if you plan to obtain firearms, even if you own firearms now).

3. Registration of all firearms begins December 1, 1998. All firearms must be registered by January 1, 2003. You register your firearms only once. You may do so at one bulk price (one price for any number of firearms you register all at the same time).

4. Fees for licenses and registration are on a sliding scale. It's cheaper in the first twelve months.
Possession Licence $10.00 December 1998 - November 1999
Possession and Acquisition Licence $60.00 from December 1998 onwards
Registration (bulk) $10.00 December 1998 - November 1999
5. You can get licence and registration forms at the post office, or by calling toll-free: 1-800-731-4000, or visit the Canadian Firearms Centre at: www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca.

-Courtesy of the Canadian Firearms Centre, 1998

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Last modified: December 1, 1998

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