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Thanks for taking time to comment. My website was designed by a young mechanical engineering student who designs websites to help pay for his education.
My comments are based on the information that was released in the gazette. There is a difference between how the CFP has been implementing the changes and what the government is telling them to do. You might be quoting from the FAQ before the last OIC was filed. It’s still not certain exactly how it’s all going to shake out. Yes, there are more intricacies in how firearms are regulated than I covered in 3 minutes. I said clearly that my comments are not legal advice but I will be making an INSTRUCTIONAL video (to replace the ATT video) on my channel once these measures are implemented. Thanks for the clarity though, it’s very useful just in case. I would hope Canadian gun owners would be careful to fully understand these changes completely before changing the way they administrate their firearms.
Thanks for the clarification Rod. We look forward to your next Instructional video.
A number of inaccuracies/ambiguities in what Rod has said here regarding the ATT that I feel compelled to point out.
First, remember that all that C-42 has really done regarding transportation rules is to move the wording found on LTATT’s from one piece of paper (LTATT form) to another (Conditions form which accompanies the RPAL), and then only for some specified transport scenarios. One-off ATT’s (a.k.a. STATT) will still be required for certain transportation scenarios. For example, trips between provinces, loaning/borrowing restricted firearms, moving residences, and taking a restricted firearm to/picking up from a postal outlet. There is also still some grey areas that if not cleared up by the CFP, will fall to the CFO’s to decide (e.g. are overnight trips to ranges in the same province covered in/by the RPAL Conditions) .
There is an official FAQ that the government put out (sorry, don’t have the link) which states that the move of the transport wording from an ATT form to the RPAL Conditions form will (only) happen on an individual basis at the next renewal of one’s RPAL. Hence IF YOU TEAR UP YOUR LTATT ON SEPTEMBER 2ND YOU”LL BE IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW unless you have a new RPAL by then!
Lastly, Rod also said one will be able to buy a firearm and take it home the same day. While this is the case for a non-restricted firearm, he seemed to imply that would also be the case for a restricted firearm. Again, until you have the appropriate wording enabling that to happen (i.e. after your next RPAL renewal) on your RPAL Conditions paper, you’ll still need to call for an STATT. Regardless, for a restricted purchase there is always a delay approving the transfer which MUST be done prior to taking the firearm home. The time this takes varies wildly from province to province. I’ve heard 3 days to 30 days. I’ve never heard of a “same day” restricted transfer approval, but I suppose it’s theoretically possible.
Sadly, this attempt by the government to simplify things has actually introduced several potential “gotchas” for firearms owners. They could have avoided all of this by defining all valid transportation scenarios in the legislation and stating that having a valid RPAL gives implicit transportation authorization for ALL of them. Besides being even more confusing, they’ve still left the power to be arbitrary and difficult regarding STATT’s with the CFO’s.
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