How to Get A Firearms License – CCFR Educational Resource


How difficult is it to get a firearm in Canada? How is the public vetted and monitored concerning their ability to buy guns? Find out from someone who actually knows. Rod Giltaca is an instructor with the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program and the President of the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights. He is one of Canada’s foremost experts on the politicization of the firearms issue in Canada.

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In fact, Vancouver police report that 94% of firearms seized in 2003 were illegal guns smuggled in from the United States, usually by organized crime. Canada’s National Weapons Enforcement Support Team reported that 94% of crime guns were illegally imported into Canada.

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.

Daily criminal record check:

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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 license holders in the CFRS for a match and alters the CFO of this development. This could result in a license 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 license 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.

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On a daily basis, the new FIP entries in the CPIC are compared to information on persons listed in the firearms license 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 license, the FIB entry will be found during the initial license 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 license or applicant too place, indicating there is now a police file that may affect continued eligibility for a firearms license.

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