Expat, FYI, Canada just ditched its gun registry.
>>Expat, FYI, Canada just ditched its gun registry.
That was the long gun registry. Yes, you can still buy long guns and shotguns although you need a permit to buy any kind of firearm, and those can and are denied for a number of reasons including who you share a domicile with.
I’m not sure what the situation is now on autoloading long guns like AR15s - you probably know. I haven’t lived there for a long time but from what I read I get the feeling that assuming they are not all restricted or even prohibited, all mags over 5 rounds for them and all other firearms are illegal.
I can tell you, I saw ease of purchase in buying a handgun go from open case displays in departments stores (Woodward’s in Calgary - yes, it was a long time ago), and the ease of registration for purposes of “defense of life and property”, to the situation now where you need a gun safe, all kinds of restrictions on buying, selling, transportation (including for repairs), shooting, etc. I saw it go just the way I described.
I know my beloved M14 is now “prohibited”. I had to give that to a registered (grandfathered) full auto collector or see it chopped. He cannot give, will, sell it (except to another grandfathered collector) or dispose of it in any way except to give it to a museum (which wouldn’t want it) or the police. He cannot take it to a range to shoot it. Also my old semi-auto Uzi. Also my open bolt semi auto Francki. Also all .25 and .32 cal weapons. Also shotgun capacity extenders. etc. etc. Step by step....