Firearms and Firearms Act

Canada's main gun control law, the Firearms Act, applies to everyone who possesses, uses, or acquires guns. You need to renew your licence for as long as you possesse firearms. This script discusses firearm licences, registrations and the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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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
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