Canadian Government Announces Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act

Media Release  Conservative Government On Firearms

 

POWASSIN, ON – On July 23rd, The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness announced the Conservative governments plan to table what they are calling the “Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act” and the coming-into-force of an expanded Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2014).

This Order will ensure that law-abiding owners of CZ 858 or Swiss Arms family of rifles are now able to fully use their property.

According to the Ministry News Release – this proposed act will:

  • Merge the Possession Only License (POL) and the Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL);
  • Restrict the ability of Chief Firearms Officers to make arbitrary decisions;
  • Create a grace period at the end of the five-year license to stop people from immediately becoming criminalized for paperwork errors;
  • End needless paperwork around Authorizations to Transport by making them a condition of a license;
  • Require mandatory firearms safety courses for first-time gun owners; and

Strengthen firearms prohibitions for those who are convicted of domestic violence offences.

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