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Backdoor Non-Restricted Firearms Registry Cancelled in BC

11 Jul 2012 5:46 PM | Anonymous
Just so you know!! No more giving your name, rank, and serial # when you buy a new hunting rifle or scatter-gun. READ BELOW!! Found this on Gunnutz.

All British Columbia and Yukon Firearms Businesses
Terry Hamilton, Chief Firearms Officer
Changes to Conditions for Business Firearms Licences
July 5, 2012
The Government of Canada has introduced new Firearms Act regulations which provide
that businesses cannot be required as a condition of a licence to collect information on
the transfer of non-restricted firearms. These regulations came into force on June 29,
Please note that, pursuant to the new Firearms Information Regulations (Non-Restricted
Firearms), all conditions currently listed on your firearms business licence pertaining to
the keeping of records on the transfer of firearms no longer apply to non-restricted
firearms. The conditions continue to apply with respect to restricted and prohibited
It is recommended that this notification be printed and attached to your existing
business firearms licence. We will not be re-issuing all business licences with new
conditions at this time, but they will be included on the next version of the licence that is
Please note the regulations do not affect any business practices you have in place
regarding inventory control, warranties or returns.
Businesses are also reminded that all individuals must still have a valid Possession and
Acquisition Licence to acquire non-restricted, restricted and prohibited firearms.
Businesses have the option of calling 1-800-731-4000 to verify if the firearms licence is
Please contact 1-800-731-4000, extension 9530 if you have any questions. Your
ongoing cooperation and support is greatly appreciated.
Terry Hamilton
Chief Firearms Officer for British Columbia and Yukon Territory
118 - 5477 152nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia V3S 5A5
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