Firearms and the Firearms Act

Canada’s gun laws require gun owners to be licensed and certain guns to be registered. Learn how these laws work, and how to get a licence or register a firearm.

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guns, firearms, firearms licence, non-restricted firearms, restricted firearms, prohibited firearms, disposing of firearms, Firearms Act, Ending the Long-gun Registry Act, Dial-A-Law