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Old 02-23-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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Read up on those weapon laws in Canada. Almost all guns are illegal in Canada, exception being long guns and you must have a reason IN CANADA to take them into Canada...

I actually called their "border patrol" office to find out how to do it - and basically, it is more hassle than it is worth. EVEN with you paying for mailing from gun dealer to gun dealer, it still may cheaper to ship it. To me time = money and a lot of time spent showing things to the border patrol is time wasted that I could be driving...
Canada is not as bad as you make it seem. Canada even has a TON of people who even own HANDGUNS, so it can't be that bad and last week they voted to get ride of the firearm registry and dispose of all the paper work and registrations.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Canada is not as bad as you make it seem. Canada even has a TON of people who even own HANDGUNS, so it can't be that bad and last week they voted to get ride of the firearm registry and dispose of all the paper work and registrations.
That was only for long guns. Handguns are still very regulated. The average Canadian can't walk into a sporting goods store and walk out with a Glock .45 like we do here in the United States.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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Canada is not as bad as you make it seem. Canada even has a TON of people who even own HANDGUNS, so it can't be that bad and last week they voted to get ride of the firearm registry and dispose of all the paper work and registrations.
Good luck, lawfully getting a handgun into Canada as a Non-Canadian resident... Everything I see/read still points to MOST handguns being prohibited. Just like MOST automatic (full) rifles are in the U.S.

Not knocking Canada, just making sure the OP knows that Canada may "look" like the USA, but government wise it isn't. There is no "bill of rights" in Canada. Self-Defense laws are different too. Killing someone in self-defense doesn't mean that you will not be charged for murder...

BTW, if you think the gun laws are strict, look at the traffic laws...
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Good luck, lawfully getting a handgun into Canada as a Non-Canadian resident... Everything I see/read still points to MOST handguns being prohibited. Just like MOST automatic (full) rifles are in the U.S.

Not knocking Canada, just making sure the OP knows that Canada may "look" like the USA, but government wise it isn't. There is no "bill of rights" in Canada. Self-Defense laws are different too. Killing someone in self-defense doesn't mean that you will not be charged for murder...

BTW, if you think the gun laws are strict, look at the traffic laws...
I heard on the Alaska radio news today that an American was arrested at the border coming into Canada because he had several handguns along long guns. There is no problems with long guns as long are they are taken though Canada with a permit, but not handguns.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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Good luck, lawfully getting a handgun into Canada as a Non-Canadian resident
It's possible, but it's a lengthy process that involves applying for a Canadian permit, taking some classes inside of Canada, getting together an extensive file/background check, waiting a long time, and paying several fees.

Most of the people who take the trouble who go through that process are in the firearms business in some fashion, and want to be able to transport firearms for sale to Canadian dealers.

And even then, you have to make sure the weapons are considered "restricted" under Canadian law, and not "prohibited."

Importing prohibited firearms through Canada is generally something that only corporations are able to do (not individuals per se) since it involves obtaining military-style arms licenses.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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There is no "bill of rights" in Canada.
Completely false. Check out the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. That's the Canadian version of the Bill of Rights.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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And that only applies to Canadian citizens... And I did not see right to bear arms there either. Every civilized country has a constitution...

My only point was know before you go and do not ASSUME you have all of the same rights as you do in the USA as an AMERICAN CITIZEN, when you are in a foreign country.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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All the same, it's basic common sense that you can't just import firearms into foreign nations without some type of authorization. Canadians bringing firearms into the US also have to go through a rigamarole. That's one case where the "I didn't realize it was illegal" excuse really, really doesn't hold up.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Puna
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That was only for long guns. Handguns are still very regulated. The average Canadian can't walk into a sporting goods store and walk out with a Glock .45 like we do here in the United States.
Actually, there are few places in the world you can do that. One of the reasons why smuggling guns INTO Mexico is so lucrative.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Puna
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It's possible, but it's a lengthy process that involves applying for a Canadian permit, taking some classes inside of Canada, getting together an extensive file/background check, waiting a long time, and paying several fees.

Most of the people who take the trouble who go through that process are in the firearms business in some fashion, and want to be able to transport firearms for sale to Canadian dealers.

And even then, you have to make sure the weapons are considered "restricted" under Canadian law, and not "prohibited."

Importing prohibited firearms through Canada is generally something that only corporations are able to do (not individuals per se) since it involves obtaining military-style arms licenses.
+1. I know people in US law enforcement, invited into Canada, who were not allowed to take their hand guns.
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