CSAAA’s Advocacy Helps Secure Extension of Amnesty Period for May 2020 OIC Prohibited Firearms

[South Stormont, Ontario] – The Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA) is thrilled to announce that the amnesty period for firearms prohibited under the May 2020 Order in Council (OIC) has been extended until October 2025. CSAAA is thankful for the opportunity we have allowing us to communicate with the Public Safety office, as it allowed us extensive consultation to encourage an amnesty extension.

“The amnesty also allows a lawful owner to alternately store a firearm that was prohibited on May 1, 2020 with another licensed individual or business, and transport it for this purpose (for example, if they are selling their residence or it is undergoing significant renovations). It also provides protection for the individual or business that would be receiving the firearm and storing it. Owners of affected firearms who wish to commence or terminate an alternative storage arrangement must contact their respective province’s Chief Firearms Officer (CFO).”

“The amnesty amendments also protect businesses that take possession of firearms prohibited on May 1, 2020 in order to deactivate them on behalf of an owner, or to repair or adjust them on behalf of a person who is authorized to use the firearm during the amnesty period (i.e., employees of the Bank of Canada, sustenance hunters, or persons exercising a treaty right under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982).” … read more

Despite this positive development, no new updates have emerged regarding the business firearm confiscation program. CSAAA remains committed to providing our members with timely information as it becomes available.

Moreover, CSAAA continues to advocate vehemently for the extension of unworkable firearm marking regulations, scheduled to come into force on December 1st. We will diligently pursue a solution that fosters both safety and compliance while maintaining a practical approach for firearm owners.

CSAAA reaffirms its unyielding commitment to advocating for the best possible outcome for firearm and hunting businesses. We will relentlessly promote and protect the Canadian hunting and firearm industry, ensuring it can continue to support the communities it serves.

CSAAA is the leading voice of the Canadian firearms and hunting industry, dedicated to advocating for the rights and interests of firearms and hunting businesses across the nation. We are committed to supporting responsible firearm ownership and working collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure a safe and secure environment for all Canadians.


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