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    Travel light and smart:

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum55/18659.html

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    Re: Alert for travelers to Canada

    Serious jail time......? Is there such a thing in Canada? I'm no Canada expert but I've always heard that they are light on punishment.

    xor
    Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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    • #3
      Re: Alert for travelers to Canada

      Originally posted by xor View Post
      Serious jail time......? Is there such a thing in Canada? I'm no Canada expert but I've always heard that they are light on punishment.

      xor
      Dec 2008 NRA American Rifleman article;

      "Alert For Travelers to Canada"

      For many Americans who live near the Canadian border, visiting our northern neighbor has always been simple. But a wave of recent incidents at the border remind us that gun owners traveling to Canada must be sure to follow all laws and regulations. The penalties for failing to do so are serious.

      It is a criminal offense to enter Canada with a handgun. It is a separate offense to possess a handgun and ammunition, even if the gun is unloaded. An arrest for illegal handgun possession in Canada will result in seizure of your vehicle and a $5,000 fee to have it released from impoundment. Legal fees and bail can cost as much as $30,000 before any trial begins. And you can expect to spend up to three weeks in a Canadian prison before your bail hearing.

      Being convicted of illegal handgun possession while in the possession of ammunition carries a three-year mandatory sentence. Other offenses include possession of a firearm without a Canadian license, without Canadian registration and possession of a firearm in a car without Canadian license or registration. Each of these indictable offenses causes additional years of mandatory jail time.

      Traveling into Canada with long guns for hunting or competitive shooting is permitted, but it is important that all regulations are followed to avoid problems. For more information, go online to www.nraila.org/canada.
      Last edited by Greyhatter; December 2, 2008, 22:08.

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      • #4
        Re: Alert for travelers to Canada

        If you read the whole thread and the rules (stated here: http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/factsheets/visitin_e.asp ) You'll find that the situation is not as dire as it's made out to be.

        To my way of thinking, it's not out of line and I'm guessing that there are similar requirements and restrictions going the other way across the border.

        We (particularly Alberta where I am) play host to alot of hunters from down south that bring their own firearms with no major problems. I've got a friend who's a guide and rarely hears of any issues with his clients bringing their firearms (exception being when someone doesn't follow the rules or doesn't have their paperwork)

        As a later poster in the thread stated, know the rules ahead of time and play by them.
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