Skip to comments.Canada’s New Regs: Lock-up Your Ammo!
Posted on 04/04/2012 10:41:25 AM PDT by marktwain
Canada recently ditched its hugely expensive highly ineffective federal gun registry. Oh wait. Not yet. But soon. Maybe. Meanwhile, the bureaucrats governing our neighbors to the north are making a move on ammunition. According to vancounversun.com, the good folks at Natural Resources Canada have cooked-up some proposed regulations which will require the nations gun owners to lock-up their ammo, as they must their guns, subject to unannounced inspection by The Powers That Be. (FYI: as it currently stands ammunition suppliers must clap eyes on a legible copy of the gun owners Possession and Acquisition Licence before they can sell them cartridges.) The new ammo-related regs kick-in this summer after a 75-day consultation period. [Click here to read the draft of the new law.] But wait! Thats not all!
The proposed regulations also seriously restrict the use of big-game rifles, since the regulations define small-arms ammunition as bullets no larger than .50 calibre. But in Canada, calibres larger than .50 such as the .577 Snider and the .505 Gibbs rounds are frequently used to hunt bears and other large or dangerous game.
Since these large bullets are not defined as small-arms ammunition in the proposed regulations, [Natural Resources official Jean-Luc] Arpin said, they will fall into a more general category of blasting explosives. As a result, shooters who use large calibres will have to acquire explosives licences such as those needed for dynamite to continue hunting with large-bore rifles.
But thats not all!
Owners of antique firearms such as those who re-enact historic battles also will see their hobby hobbled by the proposed rules. Antique, muzzle-loading black powder guns are considered non-firearms under Canadas firearms classification system, meaning their owners are exempt from the onerous registration and licensing requirements to which users of more modern guns must adhere.
But under the proposed regulations, owners of such guns would be unable to legally purchase black powder unless they have a firearms licence.
So the next time someone talks about common sense gun laws, remember that the slippery slope gun control thing isnt just a theory. Its a strategy.
Just in case - it's another 1K rounds on the way home...
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I wonder if loading a few extra magazines* counts as “locking up” one’s ammo? After all, those bullets aren’t going anywhere when they’re nestled all snug and comfy in a nice 15-round box mag.
*For any DU’ers and/or “objective journalists” reading: a magazine is that thing you folks call a “clip.”
I think its when the bolt goes forward and locks up. Thats certainly must be what they meant...right??? So youd need enough guns to lock up all you ammo. That could be good. LOL....
When in doubt, BLOAT! is a good motto.
Canada needs to legislate common sense?