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DavidRSA
03-31-2010, 10:43 AM
Anyone know what the deal is with driving into Canada with guns? I assume its a no-go. Perhaps different Provinces in Canada have different laws?

stag1500
03-31-2010, 10:49 AM
It can be done. Check out this link that dated December, 2009: http://www.losttarget.com/firearmcanada.html.

doorman
03-31-2010, 10:51 AM
My grandfather did this a couple years back for a deer hunt, he was hassled pretty hard and apparently almost went to jail (hes old and doesn't take **** from anybody haha).
In the end he made it and went on the hunt, but he did have a pretty bad experience at the border. Good luck.

Skipper
03-31-2010, 10:54 AM
http://www.losttarget.com/firearmcanada.html

stag1500
03-31-2010, 11:05 AM
Here's another link that's very helpful: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/pub/bsf5044-eng.html.

Alan Block
03-31-2010, 12:09 PM
shotgun. Locked case in back area of SUV. The border guard asked if I had any firearms. I told him about the shotgun and he asked why I had it. I answered that we were camping and he waved us through.

YubaRiver
03-31-2010, 12:21 PM
shotgun. Locked case in back area of SUV. The border guard asked if I had any firearms. I told him about the shotgun and he asked why I had it. I answered that we were camping and he waved us through.

They didn't charge you $50?

Texas Boy
03-31-2010, 2:04 PM
I flew into Canada once in a private plane carrying a Marlin 1985 (wasn't locked, just in the back of the plane with all my other stuff). Taxied to the customs area, no one was there, so I called CANPASS, they said "welcome to CANADA, here is your clearance #..." I said thanks and told them I had a firearm. They asked a few basic questions and then gave me a clearance # for the gun. That was it. No one ever bothered to look at my plane or its contents. And yes, this was post 9/11.

Based on the research I did at the time, handguns and semi autos could be an issue. But this was about 6 years ago, so things may have changed.

CSACANNONEER
03-31-2010, 2:09 PM
DO NOT think of taking a handgun there! Also be careful to follow US export laws as well. If you get caught exporting 50BMG components, I'll just say "I told you so".

Jonathan Doe
03-31-2010, 6:09 PM
I left my pistol with the Olympia PD when I drove to Canada. Picked up the pistol again when I returned to the US. I believe you can take a long gun as long as it is not semiauto. My sergeant got his department issued Beretta 92FS confiscated when they found it.

Canadian government gave a special permission for the LEO's, for World Police and Fire Games, to bring in the semiauto rifles and handguns, but you had to leave within 24 - 48 hours after you finish your events.

SickofSoCal
03-31-2010, 6:32 PM
Don't do it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgOJK1tY4nE

Glock-matic
03-31-2010, 6:33 PM
You should fill out and submit a firearm importation permit. It is pretty straightforward. Handguns are a no-go, and expect pretty nasty experience.

HunterJim
04-01-2010, 3:26 PM
You can take firearms to Canada, but you have to do your staff work first. For example see, http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/visit-visite-eng.htm

Rifles and shotguns are pretty easy, so are ML guns. Handguns are drama, and not recommended. I hunt in Canada fairly often, and I have a Canada PAL.

jim

JDay
04-02-2010, 2:47 AM
Read this page.

http://www.consular.canada.usembassy.gov/weapons_into_canada.asp

JDay
04-02-2010, 2:48 AM
I have taken the courses in canada.

Handguns are prohibited. No such thing as hunting or self defense when it comes to handguns.


You can get an ATT permit to transport prohibited firearms through Canada (i.e. driving to Alaska).

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/

CalNRA
04-02-2010, 11:20 AM
I'm still bitter about the canucks being able to get 14 inch barrel shotguns with no tax stamp.



Read this page.

http://www.consular.canada.usembassy.gov/weapons_into_canada.asp

so from that page, you can drive in with say an 870 with no forms needed where as if you want to bring a 1911 Government size you need an ATT Form?

JDay
04-02-2010, 3:22 PM
so from that page, you can drive in with say an 870 with no forms needed where as if you want to bring a 1911 Government size you need an ATT Form?

You have to fill out a firearms declaration form for non-prohibited firearms, anything on the prohibited list requires an ATT Permit. It is important to declare them since if you don't they will be confiscated and destroyed. You also need to make sure you don't exceed magazine size limits.

Weapons are strictly controlled. Visitors bringing firearms into Canada, or planning to borrow and use firearms while in Canada, are required to declare the firearms in writing using a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Form.

* Travelers should be advised that certain knives, even those used for hunting and fishing, may be considered prohibited weapons.

In all cases, travelers must declare to Canadian Customs authorities any firearms and weapons in their possession when entering Canada. There are often facilities near border crossings where weapons may be stored, pending the traveler's return to the United States, but this should be done before attempting to enter Canada.

* Canadian law requires that officials seize firearms and weapons from those crossing the border who deny having them in their possession.

retired
04-02-2010, 3:36 PM
I left my pistol with the Olympia PD when I drove to Canada. Picked up the pistol again when I returned to the US. I believe you can take a long gun as long as it is not semiauto. My sergeant got his department issued Beretta 92FS confiscated when they found it.

Canadian government gave a special permission for the LEO's, for World Police and Fire Games, to bring in the semiauto rifles and handguns, but you had to leave within 24 - 48 hours after you finish your events.

I bet he wrote a long memo to his Capt. when he returned.:eek:

stag, how come you are using a pic of my cousin as your avatar.;)