How to get a gun license in Canada … and you though BATFE was bad?

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Noah has created a website to help Canadians who are interested in getting a “Possession and Acquisition License” (gun license). It is well worth passing onto Canadian friends or relatives who are interested in getting their license.

You’re going to have to wade knee deep into Canada’s nearly two billion dollar firearms registry boondoggle. But it’s not as bad as it sounds; and you’re already paying for it with your tax dollars, so why not get something out of it?

After my US readers, Canadians make up the second biggest group of readers on the blog.

UPDATE: Solomon, a criminal defence lawyer practicing in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has also started a blog about firearm ownership in Canada.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Jim Jim on May 18, 2011


    An m1 carbine in canada is OK too with the extension on the end of the barrell installed also??? do you know, I assume it is but don't know the rules change a plenty

  • Aaron Aaron on Jun 30, 2011

    Sexual fetishes need to be disclosed? Uh...there wasn't anything about that on my form.

    There was a section about spouses, ex-spouses, partners etc. But that's there so they can contact them and inform them if they deem it necessary. Remember that our system isn't so much about licensing but about preventing harm.

    That's why I had to have my psychologist sign off on mine.

    Keep in mind that this was a reaction to the massacre in Montreal (must be 20 years ago by now) that was done with legally purchased firearms by a licensed owner.

    So yeah, not about punishing or preventing crooks from doing anything but ensuring us legal folks don't do anything stupid. Ass-backwards, especially as gun crime had been falling steadily for years prior (still is).