“Effective immediately, it is no longer permitted to buy, sell, transport, import or use military-grade assault weapons in this country,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today, May 1, 2020 as the federal government used an Order-in-Council (full transcription of the Gazette at the bottom here) to ban a number of firearms.

Justin Trudeau on April 30, 2020 in Ottawa

Pending a buyback program, prohibitions of over a thousand types of existing guns are immediately in-force for the purposes of sale, transfer, and use of the affected models. AR-15, Ruger Mini-14, CZ Scorpion, Swiss Arms Classic Green, Beretta CX4, Robinson Armament XCR, and Sig Sauer SIG MCX rifles are all affected as are their derivatives. Interestingly there are newly-prohibited devices as well, such as upper receivers for some of these rifles. Those are parts that were generally unregulated before this OIC.

There is a 2-year amnesty, but you can’t do anything in the meantime except for surrender hardware to police, so it makes sense to wait and see what happens in the coming months. It appears that many of the details have yet to be dealt with, and the official releases mentioned a buyback regime to be set up in the times ahead of us. There are questions as to how exactly the Canadian Firearms Program will be able to institute the necessary changes on a large scale with the limited staff they have on hand during COVID-19.

RGSL instructors are waiting for any specific guidance that the CFP/CFO may wish to pass on in light of this situation, but are currently ordered not to run any CFSC/CRFSC licensing courses due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Today our focus is on the Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 154, Extra Number 3. This document outlines the OIC changes and due to high demand on the server today (May 1, 2020), we have excerpted the document for readers below.
These policy changes are sweeping, and the Liberal government has vowed to introduce further legislation in the wake of Canada’s deadliest-ever mass shooting in Nova Scotia. Prime Minister Trudeau is expected to speak with New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern today by phone. Ardern served as an inspiration for Trudeau. She successfully lead that Commonwealth country’s semi-automatic gun ban earlier this year after their country’s largest-ever gun massacre was live-streamed on Facebook.

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 but is currently ordered locked-down for COVID-19. Once open, check out the list of upcoming classes here. 

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Regulations Amending the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restricted: SOR/2020-96

Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 154, Extra Number 3


SOR/2020-96 May 1, 2020


P.C. 2020-298 May 1, 2020

Whereas the Governor in Council is not of the opinion that any thing prescribed to be a prohibited firearm or a prohibited device, in the Annexed Regulations, is reasonable for use in Canada for hunting or sporting purposes;

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, pursuant to the definitions “non-restricted firearm”footnote a, “prohibited device”footnote b, “prohibited firearm”footnote b and “restricted firearm”footnote b in subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Codefootnote c and to subsection 117.15(1)footnote b of that Act, makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restricted.
Regulations Amending the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restricted

1 The title of the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restrictedfootnote 1 is replaced by the following:

Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited or Restricted

2 Sections 3.1 to 3.2 of the Regulations are repealed.

3 (1) Item 83 of Part 1 of the schedule to the Regulations is replaced by the following:

83 The firearms of the designs commonly known as the SG-550 rifle and SG-551 carbine, and any variants or modified versions of them, including the SAN Swiss Arms

(a) Aestas;
(b) Autumnus;
(c) Black Special;
(d) Black Special Carbine;
(e) Black Special CQB;
(f) Black Special Target;
(g) Blue Star;
(h) Classic Green;
(i) Classic Green Carbine;
(j) Classic Green CQB;
(k) Classic Green Sniper;
(l) Heavy Metal;
(m) Hiemis;
(n) Red Devil;
(o) Swiss Arms Edition; and
(p) Ver.

(2) Part 1 of the schedule to the Regulations is amended by adding the following after item 86:

87 The firearms of the designs commonly known as the M16, AR-10 and AR-15 rifles and the M4 carbine, and any variants or modified versions of them — other than one referred to in item 47, 49 or 50 of this Part — including the

(a) 2 Vets Arms 2VA-10;
(b) 2 Vets Arms 2VA-15;
(c) Accuracy Systems A-15 Custom Edition LR Tech Tactical;
(d) Adams Arms AA15;
(e) Adams Arms AASF-308;
(f) Adams Arms Multical;
(g) ADC ADC234;
(h) ADC ADC253;
(i) Adcor Defense A556 Elite GI;
(j) Adcor Defense ADC15;
(k) Adcor Defense B.E.A.R.;
(l) Adcor Defense Elite;
(m) Addax Tactical ADDAX-ZK;
(n) Addax Tactical AT-15;
(o) AdeQ Firearms L-Tac;
(p) AdeQ Firearms Paladin;
(q) AdeQ Firearms Venator;
(r) Advanced Armament Corporation MPW;
(s) Advanced Armaments Incorporated M15;
(t) Aero Precision A15;
(u) Aero Precision AP15;
(v) Aero Precision G15 Ghost Gun;
(w) Aero Precision H15;
(x) Aero Precision M4 Carbine;
(y) Aero Precision M4E1;
(z) Aero Precision M5;
(z.001) Aero Precision M16A4;
(z.002) Aero Precision Pistol;
(z.003) Aero Precision P-15 PEW;
(z.004) Aero Precision STS15;
(z.005) Aero Precision X15;
(z.006) Airtronic DMR;
(z.007) Alamo Tactical AT-15;
(z.008) Alberta Tactical Rifle AT15;
(z.009) Alexander Arms AAR15;
(z.01) Alexander Arms AAR15 Beowulf;
(z.011) Alexander Arms AAR15 Beowulf Overwatch;
(z.012) Alexander Arms AAR15 Genghis;
(z.013) Alexander Arms AAR15 Grendel;
(z.014) Alexander Arms AAR15 Grendel Overwatch;
(z.015) Alexander Arms AAR17;
(z.016) Alien Armory UFO-10;
(z.017) Ambush Firearms A11;
(z.018) Ameetec Arms AM-15 General;
(z.019) Ameetec Arms AM-15 Modular;
(z.02) Ameetec Arms AM-15 M4 Tactical Master;
(z.021) Ameetec Arms AM-15 Standard Tactical;
(z.022) Ameetec Arms AM-15 Standard Varmint;
(z.023) Ameetec Arms AM-15 Tactical Predator;
(z.024) Ameetec Arms AM-15 Varmint Master;
(z.025) Ameetec Arms AM-15 9MM;
(z.026) Ameetec Arms WM-15;
(z.027) America Remembers Colt AR15A2 Match HBar Vietnam Commemorative;
(z.028) American Defense Manufacturing UICH;
(z.029) American Defense Manufacturing UIC 10A;
(z.03) American Historical Foundation Colt AR15A2 Sporter Match HBar Vietnam Tribute Special Edition;
(z.031) American Historical Foundation Colt AR15A2 Sporter Target Operation Desert Storm Commemorative;
(z.032) American Precision Arms A15;
(z.033) American Spirit Arms ASA15;
(z.034) American Spirit Arms ASA15 Pistol;
(z.035) American Spirit Arms ASA308;
(z.036) American Spirit Arms Canadian Carbine;
(z.037) American Tactical Imports AT-15;
(z.038) American Tactical Imports ATI-15;
(z.039) American Tactical Imports MilSport;
(z.04) American Tactical Imports MilSport Canadian;
(z.041) American Tactical Imports Omni;
(z.042) American Tactical Imports Omni Hybrid;
(z.043) American Tactical Imports Omni Hybrid Pistol;
(z.044) American Tactical Imports T14;
(z.045) Anderson Manufacturing AM-10;
(z.046) Anderson Manufacturing AM-15;
(z.047) Angstadt Arms JACK9;
(z.048) Anvil Arms AA15;
(z.049) Area 53 El Capitan;
(z.05) Area 53 El Jefe;
(z.051) Ares Defense Systems Ares-15;
(z.052) Ares Defense Systems Ares-15 MCR;
(z.053) Ares Defense Systems Ares-15 MCR Sub-Carbine;
(z.054) Ares Defense Systems SCR;
(z.055) AR Five Seven AR15;
(z.056) AR Five Seven AR57 LEM;
(z.057) AR Five Seven AR57A1 PDW;
(z.058) Armalite AR-10A;
(z.059) Armalite AR-10A2;
(z.06) Armalite AR-10A4;
(z.061) Armalite AR-10B;
(z.062) Armalite AR-10 KLM;
(z.063) Armalite AR-10 Magnum;
(z.064) Armalite AR-10NM;
(z.065) Armalite AR-10T;
(z.066) Armalite AR-102 Sporter;
(z.067) Armalite M4C Carbine;
(z.068) Armalite M15;
(z.069) Armalite M15A2;
(z.07) Armalite M15A4;
(z.071) Armalite M15A4 T;
(z.072) Armalite M15 Pistol;
(z.073) Armalite SPR Mod 1;
(z.074) Armalite SPR Mod 2;
(z.075) Armalite SPR Mod 2A;
(z.076) Armalite AR-10 Pistol;
(z.077) Armi Jager AP15;
(z.078) Armi Jager AP74;
(z.079) Armitage International BR-15-A6S;
(z.08) Armscorp AC-15;
(z.081) Arms East N8S;
(z.082) Armtech X;
(z.083) Ascend Armory A15;
(z.084) AR15 Chatterbox CB-15;
(z.085) AR15.Com ARFCOM;
(z.086) AR15.Com AR15.Com;
(z.087) AXTS AX556;
(z.088) Badrock Tactical BR10;
(z.089) Badrock Tactical BR15;
(z.09) Bartlett Enterprises 1202009;
(z.091) Barrett Firearms M468;
(z.092) Barrett Firearms REC7;
(z.093) Barrett Firearms REC10;
(z.094) Battle Arms Development BAD-PDW;
(z.095) Battle Arms Development BAD-15;
(z.096) Battle Arms Development BAD556-LW;
(z.097) Battle Rifle Company BR15;
(z.098) Battle Rifle Company BR16;
(z.099) Battle Rifle Company BR308;
(z.1) BCI Defense SQS-15;
(z.101) BCM Rifle Company BCM4;
(z.102) BCM Rifle Company M4A1;
(z.103) Bean Firearms BFC-15A;
(z.104) Bear Creek Arsenal BCA15;
(z.105) Black Creek Labs BCL15;
(z.106) Black Creek Labs BCL102;
(z.107) Black Creek Labs BCL102B;
(z.108) Black Dawn BDR-15;
(z.109) Black Forge BF15;
(z.11) Blackheart International BHI-15;
(z.111) Black Leaf Industries BL10;
(z.112) Black Leaf Industries BL10B Prototype;
(z.113) Black Leaf Industries BL15;
(z.114) Black Rain Ordnance Fallout 10;
(z.115) Black Rain Ordnance Fallout 15;
(z.116) Black Rain Ordnance SPEC15;
(z.117) Black Rifle Company BRC15B;
(z.118) Blackwater BW-15;
(z.119) Black Weapons Armory BWA-15;
(z.12) Blue Line BL-15LE1;
(z.121) Boberg CDH-15;
(z.122) Bohica M16SA;
(z.123) BPM BP15;
(z.124) BPM CQB-10;
(z.125) BPM LR-10;
(z.126) Breda B4;
(z.127) Brownell’s BRN-16A1;
(z.128) Brownell’s BRN-601;
(z.129) Brownell’s XBRN16E1;
(z.13) Bushmaster Carbon 15;
(z.131) Bushmaster XM15E2S;
(z.132) Bushmaster XM15E2S Law Enforcement;
(z.133) Bushmaster XM15E2S M4;
(z.134) Bushmaster XM15E2S M4GP;
(z.135) Bushmaster XM15E2S Predator;
(z.136) Bushmaster XM15E2S Varminter;
(z.137) Bushmaster XM15E2S 450 Bushmaster;
(z.138) Bushmaster XM15E2S DCM Competition Rifle;
(z.139) Bushmaster Bushmaster 308;
(z.14) Bushmaster BAR-10;
(z.141) Bushmaster XM15E2S V Match;
(z.142) Bushmaster BR-308;
(z.143) C3 Defense C3-15;
(z.144) Cadex AR15 Karpat SPVM;
(z.145) Cadex CDX-10;
(z.146) Cadex CDX-15;
(z.147) Calguns AR15;
(z.148) Canstar Arms AR 338 Lapua;
(z.149) Cavalry Arms CAV-15;
(z.15) Cavalry Arms CAV-15 MARK 2;
(z.151) Cavalry Arms CAV-15 Rifleman;
(z.152) Centurion Arms C4;
(z.153) Centurion Tactical CT-15;
(z.154) Century Arms C15A1 Sporter;
(z.155) Century Arms C15 Sporter;
(z.156) Century International Arms Centurion 15 Sporter;
(z.157) Charles Daly Defense CDD-15;
(z.158) Chiappa Firearms M Four-22;
(z.159) Chiappa Firearms M Four-22 Pistol;
(z.16) Chirstensen Arms Carbon CA-10 DMR;
(z.161) Christensen Arms Carbon CA-10 G2;
(z.162) Christensen Arms Carbon CA-10 Recon;
(z.163) Christensen Arms Carbon CA-15;
(z.164) Christensen Arms Carbon CA-15 Predator;
(z.165) Christensen Arms Carbon CA-15 Recon;
(z.166) Christensen Arms Carbon CA TAC 10;
(z.167) Clark Custom Guns Gator;
(z.168) CLE MR15;
(z.169) CMMG Mod4SA;
(z.17) CMMG MK3;
(z.171) CMMG MK-4;
(z.172) CMMG MK-5;
(z.173) CMMG MK-8;
(z.174) CMMG MK-9;
(z.175) CMMG MKG-45;
(z.176) CMMG MKW-15;
(z.177) CMT LT-15;
(z.178) Cobalt Kinetics BAMF;
(z.179) Cobalt Kinetics CARS;
(z.18) Cobb MCR;
(z.181) Cobb MCR 30-06 SPRG 100th Anniversary Commemorative;
(z.182) Colt AR15A2 Sporter 2;
(z.183) Colt AR15;
(z.184) Colt AR15 SP1;
(z.185) Colt AR15A2 Match Target Lightweight;
(z.186) Colt AR15A2 Government;
(z.187) Colt AR15A2 Sporter Delta HBar;
(z.188) Colt AR15A2 Government Carbine;
(z.189) Colt AR15A2 Sporter Competition HBar;
(z.19) Colt AR15A2 Match Target HBar;
(z.191) Colt AR15A2;
(z.192) Colt AR15A2 Sporter HBar;
(z.193) Colt AR15 Match HBar;
(z.194) Colt AR15 Sporter;
(z.195) Colt M4 Carbine Match Target;
(z.196) Colt AR15A2 Match Target Target Model;
(z.197) Colt AR15A3 Tactical Carbine;
(z.198) Colt AR15A3 Match Target Competition HBar;
(z.199) Colt AR15A2 Sporter Match Target Competition HBar 2;
(z.2) Colt AR15 Sporter Lightweight;
(z.201) Colt AR15A2 Sporter Match Target Lightweight;
(z.202) Colt AR15A2 Sporter Target;
(z.203) Colt AR15A2 Government Target;
(z.204) Colt AR15A2 Sporter Match Target HBar;
(z.205) Colt AR15A2 Sporter Match Delta HBar;
(z.206) Colt AR15A2 Match Delta HBar;
(z.207) Colt AR15A2 Sporter Match Target Competition HBar;
(z.208) Colt AR15A2 Sporter Competition HBar Range Selected;
(z.209) Colt AR15A2 Match Target Competition HBar 2;
(z.21) Colt CAR15A3 HBar Elite;
(z.211) Colt AR15 9MM Carbine;
(z.212) Colt AR15A2 Carbine;
(z.213) Colt AR15A2 Sporter Match HBar;
(z.214) Colt Colts Law Enforcement Carbine;
(z.215) Colt C7CT;
(z.216) Colt C7A1;
(z.217) Colt C7A2;
(z.218) Colt IUR;
(z.219) Colt M4 Carbine Sporter;
(z.22) Colt Modular Carbine;
(z.221) Colt M4A1 Carbine;
(z.222) Colt M4 Carbine;
(z.223) Colt SA15.7;
(z.224) Colt SA20;
(z.225) Colt AR-15A4;
(z.226) Colt AR15A4 Lightweight LE Carbine;
(z.227) Colt AR15 M16A1;
(z.228) Colt AR15 Target Model;
(z.229) Colt M4LE;
(z.23) Colt M4 Light Carbine;
(z.231) Colt M16 Rifle;
(z.232) Colt M16 SPR;
(z.233) Colt M16A2;
(z.234) Colt AR15A2 Sporter Carbine;
(z.235) Colt M16A2 Carbine;
(z.236) Colt SMG;
(z.237) Colt Competition CCR Competition;
(z.238) Colt Competition CSR Sporting;
(z.239) Combat Shooters BMF;
(z.24) Conquest Arms CA-15;
(z.241) Core Core-15;
(z.242) Cross Machine Tool UHP-15;
(z.243) Cross Machine Tool UHP15A;
(z.244) Cross Machine Tool UHP15H;
(z.245) Cross Machine Tool UHP15-PDW;
(z.246) Cross Machine Tool UHP15SSA;
(z.247) Cross Machine Tool UHP-10;
(z.248) Dalphon BFD;
(z.249) Dane Armory DAR-15;
(z.25) Daniel Defense DD-15;
(z.251) Daniel Defense M4 Carbine;
(z.252) Daniel Defense DD MK762;
(z.253) Daniel Defense DDM4;
(z.254) Daniel Defense DD5;
(z.255) Daniel Defense M4 Carbine Pistol;
(z.256) Dark Storm Industries DS-15;
(z.257) Defiance DMK22;
(z.258) Defiance Machine XG14;
(z.259) Delaware Machinery AR15;
(z.26) Delphi Tactical Delphi-15;
(z.261) Dennys Guns DG-AR16;
(z.262) Desert Ordnance XM4 Rifle;
(z.263) Detroit Gun Works DGW15;
(z.264) Devil Dog Arms DDA-15B;
(z.265) Devil Dog Arms DDA-10B;
(z.266) Dez Arms DTA-10;
(z.267) Diamondback Firearms DB-10;
(z.268) Diamondback Firearms DB-15;
(z.269) Diemaco Rifle C10;
(z.27) Diemaco Rifle Experimental 84;
(z.271) Dlask Arms AR15 Type;
(z.272) Dlask Arms DAR701;
(z.273) Dlask Arms DAR701 Canada 150 Birthday;
(z.274) Dlask Arms PAC-5;
(z.275) Dominion Arms DA556;
(z.276) Double Star Star-15;
(z.277) Double Star Star-15 Carbine;
(z.278) Double Star Star-15 Super Match Rifle;
(z.279) Double Star Star-15 CritterSlayer;
(z.28) Double Star Star-15 Expedition Rifle;
(z.281) Double Star Star-15 Dissipator;
(z.282) Double Star Star-15 Target Rifle;
(z.283) Double Star Star-15 Lightweight Tactical;
(z.284) Double Star Star-15 Pistol;
(z.285) Double Star Star-10B;
(z.286) Dow FAL-15;
(z.287) DPMS A-15;
(z.288) DPMS A-15 Panther Bull;
(z.289) DPMS A-15 Panther Bull Twenty-Four;
(z.29) DPMS A-15 Panther Bull Twenty-Four Special;
(z.291) DPMS A-15 Panther Bull Twenty-Four Super;
(z.292) DPMS A-15 Panther Bulldog