THE REGISTRY is GONE.
Bill C-19 the Bill to end the long gun registry received royal assent today April 5, 2012.
Firearms owners from every part of Canada are celebrating and congratulating the Members of Parliament who voted to end the wasteful long gun registry.
How does this affect YOU as a trustworthy Canadian gun owner?
Registration forms for non-restricted long guns are no longer required.
New non-restricted long gun purchases will no longer be registered.
RESTRICTED or PROHIBITED guns MUST STILL BE REGISTERED
When selling or gifting a non-restricted long gun it is your responsibility to ensure that the individual you are dealing with has a valid firearms licence (PAL not POL)
A sample form for selling or gifting a non-restricted long gun (that we suggest you may want to use - simply for your protection and convenience) can be downloaded from the Canadian Firearms Institute website. (www.cfi-icaf.ca
You will still need a valid PAL (Possession & Acquisition License) or POL (Possession Only License) to own a gun. Be sure to check the expiry date and ensure that you renew it in plenty of time. (Link to forms - http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/renew-renouv-eng.htm)
NB: The issue of the destruction of data has been clouded by Quebec's bid to prevent it from happening. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
The Canadian Firearms Institute will continue its mandate to save, support and celebrate Canadian firearms heritage, our sport and our respected traditions right across our nation. For more information on the Canadian Firearms Institute please visit www.cfi-icaf.ca.