This is part one in a 3 part interview series. I think there's some good info and lessons to be learned about how reasonable most people can be depending on how you approach them. Thanks to the people who took the time to talk to me!!!
Sec 101 Firearms Act: Warrant-less searches. Key points: refusal to allow an inspection is grounds for issuance of a warrant, inspectors can use your computer, can search anywhere a firearms may reasonably be kept (think of pistols, very small) they can search basically anywhere. http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/ac...
Licensees are checked for eligibility on an ongoing basis in different ways;
1. As soon as a new violent incident is logged in FIP the system automatically searches existing licence holders in the CFRS for a match and alters the cFO of this development. This could result in a licence being revoked.
2. Court records of relevance to section 5 of the Firearms act (i.e. prohibition orders) are manually fed into CFRS on a daily basis by CFO staff. This information is not only used to flag existing licence holders, but it also serves as another primary eligibility check on new applicants coming into the systems
3. Also, the CFRS maintains other key information used in the ongoing eligibility screening process such as firearms events and spousal notifications tables.
On a daily basis, the new FIP entries in the CPIC are compared to information on persons listed in the firearms licence files in the CFRS, including applicants. If there is no match, then nothing happens. If a person in a FIP entry in CPIC later applies for a firearms licence, the FIB entry will be found during the initial licence screening process. If there is a match, CFRS will send a message to the Chief firearms officer of the province or territory in which the incident concerning the licence or applicant too place, indicating there is now a police file that may affect continued eligibility for a firearms licence.
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