A question for our Canadian members...

A question for our Canadian members...

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    A question for our Canadian members...

    I know that firearm carry for the average citizen in Canada is non-existent. There are certain states/cities in the US where nearly the same condition exists. However, in those states/cities, it is almost always possible for the wealthy and very well connected to get "special permission" to carry firearms. I was wondering if a similar condition exists in Canada. Is there a way for the "special privileged few "to get permission from the government to be armed?
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    Best of my knowledge, CA does have a system but even the top politicians aren't issued permission.
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    Canada has an 'Authorization to Carry' (and nobody is authorized):

    A Practical Guide to Canada's Gun Laws for Americans

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatCWP View Post
    Canada has an 'Authorization to Carry' (and nobody is authorized):
    What Wildcat said (note my location).
    CCW permit holder for Idaho, Utah, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire. I can carry in your country but not my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    What Wildcat said (note my location).
    Ouch! That is a bummer, I had not noticed your location until you pointed it out G.B. I am dead sure you have your reasons, but I couldn't stay. Best to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnow View Post
    Ouch! That is a bummer, I had not noticed your location until you pointed it out G.B. I am dead sure you have your reasons, but I couldn't stay. Best to you!
    You probably noticed my signature too. What can I say, Victoria is home for me. I've lived here almost all my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    You probably noticed my signature too. What can I say, Victoria is home for me. I've lived here almost all my life.
    Bellingham is not far away. You can swim, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    You probably noticed my signature too. What can I say, Victoria is home for me. I've lived here almost all my life.
    OK, Family is the anchor and that can never be argued. Again G.B., best to you and yours....
    Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. PSALM 144:1

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatCWP View Post
    Bellingham is not far away. You can swim, right?
    Too many sharks and killer whales between them and us.
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    I thought I read somewhere that Canada is loosening up on weapons restrictions.
    Guess not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zsnake View Post
    I thought I read somewhere that Canada is loosening up on weapons restrictions.
    Guess not.
    The long gun registry may be abolished -- but that's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatCWP View Post
    The long gun registry may be abolished -- but that's about it.
    Not yet it hasn't, but we're hoping.
    CCW permit holder for Idaho, Utah, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire. I can carry in your country but not my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    Not yet it hasn't, but we're hoping.
    I'll crack open a Molson in the spirit of reclaiming Canada's freedom, while simultaneously hoping you all get slaughtered on the ice (in hockey! Not literally, of course.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatCWP View Post
    I'll crack open a Molson in the spirit of reclaiming Canada's freedom, while simultaneously hoping you all get slaughtered on the ice (in hockey! Not literally, of course.)
    Are you sure you can handle one of those all by yourself? After all, it is a real beer, not that horse urine you're used to!
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    From my understanding there are about 51 CCW licences granted at this time. Several judges have mentioned that they have carried with a permit, it's also suspected that several Hells Angels/Mafia types received CCW while giving evidence.
    The law in Canada does allow anyone to get the CCW, but in practice it's almost impossible. They won't publish any standards for the training required, they used to have a form but they say they don't have one now, but there are .PDF copies of the form on the internet. We are trying to pin them down to publish a standard for need and training required, they don't want to because it limits their ability to say no.

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