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New: RCMP-CFP 2022 Online PAL Form

Today, instructors as part of the Canadian Firearms Program received notice that the program has been updated to include an online PAL application form. This form is usable immediately, as long as certain conditions are met:

With the new changes coming into play on the government’s website through the GCKey portal, some patience is warranted. At this time, questions should be directed to your provincial/territorial CFO as the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program is best equipped to answer questions. We all learn about the new forms at the same time, as they are codified and shared with instructors.

RGSL complies with all directives from the CFO, RCMP, and government/support agencies in order to help keep Saskatchewan safe!

RGSL runs Non-Restricted and Restricted gun license safety courses in Regina and Saskatoon, check out the list of upcoming classes here. 

Bill C-21: Handgun Ownership Frozen, Other Regulations Changing

New measures tabled today by the federal government are poised to seriously change the laws and regulations governing firearms. The most significant change appears to be a national freeze placed on the purchase, sale, importation and transfer of handguns in Canada. Other changes include red/yellow flag laws, magazine limits, and some air gun prohibitions – among many other categories.

“In other words, we’re capping the market for handguns. As we see gun violence rise, it is our duty to keep taking action.”

In introducing Bill C-21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and (Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino) explain the federal government’s strengthening of gun control measures across Canada – pivoting away from the a recent federal proposal which would have seen municipalities able to enact their own handgun bans.

As this story of new laws unfolds, the newly-introduced Bill C-21 appears to have been tabled alongside separate Order-in-Council and regulatory measures announced simultaneously. There will be more information later: legislation will need passing, Orders-in-Council will need enacting, and instructors in the Canadian Firearms Program will need to be updated with the new rules as they become clear.

In the meanwhile, the sale/transfer/import/buying of the affected firearms appears unchanged until such time as the new legislation comes into force. It appears the handgun ban portions of the changes are being handled via the Act, rather than by Order-in-Council. This is important because it affects the timing of what appear to be some of the most impactful changes.