Transport across Canadian border

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    Transport across Canadian border

    My father lives in Florida and has his CC. He will be making a trip via motor home to Alaska. He says he can find no legal way to transport a firearm across the border on his way to Alaska. I can't see this being true.

    What are his options?

    Thanks,
    Scott

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    None that I know of. He might check with his congressional representative to see if there is something he can do, but I don't know of anything.

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    Can't do it he can ship it but can't bring it

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    Actually, you can transport a long arm. Side arms, a no-no.

    It is not easy, as I understand, and definitely don't talk about SD from 2-legged predators. But, it can be done.
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    To the OP, I'd suggest PMing "GunnyBunny". He lives in Canada, and may have some insight on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmanluke View Post
    To the OP, I'd suggest PMing "GunnyBunny". He lives in Canada, and may have some insight on this.
    Never fear, GunnyBunny is here!!

    Never try and transport anything into Canada that goes BANG without the proper paperwork. They will fall on you like an old building. The best source for info is Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Canadian Firearms Program | Gendarmerie royale du Canada - Programme canadien des armes feu or calling them at (800)731-4000.

    I think shipping as suggested by kgwldl is the best option.

    For more info on the differences between our laws see the thread I started on my NRA interview.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    Never fear, GunnyBunny is here!!

    Never try and transport anything into Canada that goes BANG without the proper paperwork. They will fall on you like an old building. The best source for info is Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Canadian Firearms Program | Gendarmerie royale du Canada - Programme canadien des armes feu or calling them at (800)731-4000.

    I think shipping as suggested by kgwldl is the best option.

    For more info on the differences between our laws see the thread I started on my NRA interview.
    Thanks GunnyBunny! I knew you'ld come through for us.
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    Canada Visitors / Non-Residents

    Firearm Users Visiting Canada

    Prohibited Firearms

    Prohibited handguns are those with a barrel length of 105 mm (4.1 inches) or less, and .25 or .32 calibre handguns. The only prohibited guns allowed in Canada are those which were grandfathered by being registered on December 1, 1998.

    Prohibited firearms are NOT allowed to cross the boarder - even if declared as to be in transit to Alaska. Your only option is to ship the firearm to Alaska.

    Restricted Firearms

    Restricted firearms are allowed to enter and/or transit Canada only after you have received approval in advance. Handguns with a barrel length of more than 4.1 inch are allowed.

    Authorization to Transport Restricted Firearms and Prohibited Firearms

    You must receive advance approval to bring a Non-Restricted or Restricted firearm across the boarder.

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    Some ferries bypass Canada, from Washington state to Alaska. It has been quite a while since I looked into this method of getting there, almost 20 years, so I don't remember the specifics.

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    I'd say before you get to the border overnight the gun via UPS to the RV campsite in AK and when you get there the gun will be waiting for you?

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    Wouldn't it have to be shipped from a FFL to a FFL and picked up there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexster View Post
    Some ferries bypass Canada, from Washington state to Alaska. It has been quite a while since I looked into this method of getting there, almost 20 years, so I don't remember the specifics.
    The ferry leaves form Annacortes WA, you'd have to find an Alaska port where you could pick up the highway system.

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    On shipping form describe as sporting equipment. It lessens the chance of being lost in transit (stolen).
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    I e-mailed the folks at the Maritime Highway website and they indicated that firearms can be locked in a case unloaded in the truck of a car or the back of a pickup. I would guess it would be good to have a locked camper shell on the truck if you went this route. Just make sure the trip doesn't dock in Canada somewhere.
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    Unless things have changed--taking a handgun on the ferry to Alaska is a no-go. This is why: the most northern Alaskan port the ferry goes to is Haines, Alaska. BUT, at Haines, the actual Alaskan border with Canada is only 70 or 80 miles deep. To actually get into the main body of Alaska from the ferry system from Haines, AK, you have to drive across the Border back into Canada (Yukon Territory) and drive another 300+ miles in Canada before you can actually drive into Alaska proper.

    You are better off just getting the forms ahead of time, and taking a long gun into Canada.

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