Two major provisions of Bill C-42 came into effect today

Two of the most significant provisions of Bill C-42, the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act came into effect today, September 2nd, 2015.

As of today, the automatic conversion of all current POLs to PALs is in effect.  Holders of valid POLs can now purchase weapons and ammunition in the classes listed on their current POL.

Also, ATTs for certain routine and lawful activities became a condition of valid POL and PALs

These licence conditions authorize the transport of restricted and/or prohibited firearms registered to the licence holder within their province of residence by the most direct route possible for the specific indicated purposes:

  1. Transportation of restricted firearms and/or prohibited handguns (12(6.1) of the Firearms Act) possessed for the purpose of target practice to and from all shooting clubs and ranges approved under section 29 of theFirearms Act.
  2. Transportation of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to and from any place a peace officer, firearms officer of Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) is located for verification, registration or disposal in accordance with theFirearms Act or Part III of the Criminal Code.
  3. Transportation of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to and from a business that holds a licence authorizing it to repair or appraise prohibited or restricted firearms.
  4. Transportation of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to and from a gun show.
  5. Transportation of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to a port of exit, in order to take them outside Canada and from a port of entry.
  6. Transportation of newly acquired restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms from the place of acquisition to the licence holder's dwelling house or other place authorized by the CFO.

The R.C.M.P. is posting questions and answers regarding the new provisions on the Information section of its Canadian Firearms Program website, CLICK HERE.

The CSAAA is currently reviewing member questions with the Chief Firearms Officers (CFO) in each province as well as with the Minister of Public Safety's office in Ottawa and will continue to post information as it becomes available.  CSAAA members can forward questions or concerns to info.csaaa@gmail.com or contact a CFO in your province, call 1-800-731-4000.