RCMP Comments on Firearms Reference Table Users, Access, Fees

TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police comments below on its Firearms Reference Table, a private catalogue of its opinions on how firearms should be classified within the law.

Caroline Duval, a spokeswoman for the Ottawa-based agency, e-mailed the comments to TheGunBlog.ca today in response to our questions.

Who are your clients for the FRT?
The clients who access the FRT include:

  • National, provincial and municipal Canadian law enforcement agencies;
  • Canadian government agencies such as Canada Border Services Agency, Global Affairs Canada, Department of National Defence, Department of Justice, and Public Safety Canada;
  • Canadian Forensic Laboratories;
  • Canadian Firearm Businesses;
  • Canadian Public Agents and approved firearm verifiers;
  • Chief Firearms Officers and employees of the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) Registry;
  • International law enforcement agencies, government departments and forensic laboratories (i.e. INTERPOL, Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms and Alcohol (BATF))


How much does it cost to access the FRT?
There is no cost to access the FRT.


How much annual revenue does the FRT generate?
No revenue is generated from the FRT.


Where can people learn more info about the FRT?
Information about the FRT is available on the RCMP website at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/firearms-reference-table