How to Buy a Handgun in Canada: Regulatory and Procedural Steps
25 July 2018
5 min read
TheGunBlog.ca — Shooting is one of the most-popular and safest sporting activities in Canada.
It’s a lot more popular and safe than playing hockey, football, skiing, and many other sports.
Everyone is banned from buying, selling or having any firearm without a licence authorized by the RCMP.
This article outlines the procedural and regulatory steps to get a licence and buy a handgun.
- Take firearm-safety courses and pass tests. (3 days)
- Apply for licence and wait for approvals. (2-3 months)
- Buy handgun and wait for approvals. (A few days to a few weeks)
Before the Criminalization Order in Council of 01 May 2020: Same steps to get an AR-15 target rifle.
Newest Update of this Page: 02 May 2021
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