In this video, I'm just gonna wrap up and summarise the previous videos. There was a lot to talk about, about 2+ hours worth of material and a few (re)edits through the course of this project. I hope that people found it informative and with changing gun laws in the future, I'll be sure to try and keep up with the changes and post updates. For now, if you have any questions or noticed an error, please comment in the videos. 

In this video, I will be discussing the storage and transportation of firearms. For each class of firearm, the transportation requirements differ, as well as the requirements for storing them.

For non-restricted firearms, they must be transported unloaded, and that's about it, however, it's in your best interest to transport them in a container as an observable firearm in a major urban area may lead to a Police call. For restricted firearms, they must be transported unloaded as well, but they must also be triggered locked and secured in an opaque container that's difficult to break into. Prohibited firearms are the same as restricted.

There are no additional transport permits required for non-restricted firearms, however, for restricted firearms and prohibited handguns you require an Authorization to Transport (ATT), for prohibited firearms you're required to have an Special Authority to Possess (SAP) to move them from one location to another. In the case of an ATT or SAP, transporting a firearm, they must be transported in a reasonably direct route as possible. Additionally, you need to also have a copy of the registration certificate for your restricted and/or prohibited firearm. 

For storing your firearms, they must be stored unloaded and they must be put in a secure container, that is difficult to break into, in the case of non-restricted firearms, they can be stored in the open as long as their rendered in-operable by means of a secure locking device or by removing the bolt / bolt carrier.  The danger of Canada's gun laws, secure containers or secure locking devices or secure rooms, are not clearly defined. 

In this video, I will be discussing magazine capacity laws in Canada. When we take the Canadian (Restricted) Firearms Safety Course, we're taught that we're only allowed to have 5 rounds for centre-rifles and 10 rounds in handguns., when it comes to magazine capacity that's not quite true. 

In this video, I will be showing some examples of different firearms and how they're classified. However, since I'm only licensed for non-restricted and restricted firearms, I will only be able to show (non)-restricted firearms as examples. 

I will also briefly cover, what criteria would needed to meet to change the classification of non-restricted firearm to a restricted firearm. As well as my Henry Mare's leg, which is a quirk in which a firearm can be classified. For example, the Mare's leg, comes from the factory with a short barrel and a stock, that is sub 26" OAL and is still non-restricted. If I had modified the firearm by cutting the stock or barrel it would have made it restricted (or prohibited if I cut the barrel sub 18.5")  

In this video I will be talking about the remaining classification of firearms, Restricted / Non-restricted / Antique.

For a firearm to be classified as restricted, the following criteria needs to be met:

  • All handguns in Canada are restricted (or prohibited based on calibre and barrel length).
  • AR-15 and all variants is one of the only named Restricted firearm in Canada meaning they're all restricted and need to be registered despite barrel length. 
  • Semi-auto firearms with a barrel length less than 18.5 inches, or a barrel longer than 18.5 inches but is less than 26 inch OAL are restricted. 

The classification of firearm as Non-Restricted, this means any firearm that is not prohibited or restricted or antique. 

Lastly, there is antique firearms, these are firearms are manufactured before 1898 and there are calibre restrictions that are in place for these firearms. 

In this video, I will be discussing firearms classification, specifically, I will be talking about Prohibited firearms. I'll cover Restricted / Non-restricted / Antique firearms in another video as this one was getting a little long. There are several designations for prohibited firearms (12.2 - Full Auto / 12.3 - Converted Auto / 12.4 - Weapons order 12 / 12.5 - Weapons order 13 / 12.6 short barrelled & 25 or 32 calibre pistols). In order to have a Prohibited firearms license so that you can own prohibited firearms, you need to have a firearm of that make or model in your possession and registered at the time the law came into force. As Canadians age out, the number of prohibited firearms license holders will slowly dwindle out as firearms can only be transferred to an ever shrinking pool of owners. 

The only designation of prohibited firearms license that a person can apply for is a is 12.6 possession (or better known as 12.7 possession only), it's a very narrow classification for very specific types of firearms. These are handguns that were manufactured prior to 1946 and they can only be transferred from a 12.6 license holder to a direct relative. On transfer of a firearm, the recipient of the transfer would receive a 12.7 prohibited license - possession only.