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Canada’s New Regs: Lock-up Your Ammo!
The Truth About Guns ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Robert Farago

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, the good folks at Natural Resources Canada have cooked-up some “proposed” regulations which will require the nation’s 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! That’s 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 that’s 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 Canada’s 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 isn’t just a theory. It’s a strategy.

TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ammo; banglist; canada; registry
Interesting news from our neighbors in Canada.
1 posted on 04/04/2012 10:41:34 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
I think this kind of news is generated by American ammo manufacturers.


Just in case - it's another 1K rounds on the way home...

2 posted on 04/04/2012 10:46:07 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: marktwain

I don’t take vacations in socialst hell holes.

3 posted on 04/04/2012 11:04:26 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: marktwain

No guns, no peace!©

Love me, love my guns!©

Guns don’t vote; gun owners do!©

Lock up bureaucrats, not ammunition!©

4 posted on 04/04/2012 11:14:26 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The difference between "bad" & "worse" is more noticeable than that between "good" & "better")
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To: marktwain

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.”

5 posted on 04/04/2012 11:15:11 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
6 posted on 04/04/2012 11:35:49 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: DemforBush

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....

7 posted on 04/04/2012 11:49:47 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: grobdriver

When in doubt, BLOAT! is a good motto.

8 posted on 04/04/2012 3:11:48 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: marktwain

Canada needs to legislate common sense?

9 posted on 04/04/2012 9:33:36 PM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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