Is there a process for checking guns at the Canadian Border?

Is there a process for checking guns at the Canadian Border?

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    Is there a process for checking guns at the Canadian Border?

    I have a buddy that's going to Canada and was wondering if the Border Patrol has a safe so that he can check his firearm at the border, then pick it up on his way back through.

    Do they do that?
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    No.

    Best bet is to find a gun store in a U.S. town near the border and see if you can drop off your gun for a "cleaning".

    Whatever you do, don't try to sneak the gun in. You will be in a big ole heap of trouble if you're caught.
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    This should get you started.

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    Thanks I didn't think so, but I have never had reason to look into it so...

    I appriciate your guys answers
    "[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
    They are left in full possession of them."

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    I was considering pawning the gun at the last US city and retrieving it on the way back. Don't know what to do with the ammo though.

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    Funny thing.... a buddy and I, on our 1971 high school graduation freedom tour (about 5000 mile round trip camping/rodeo trip from NE Texas) ended up crossing the Canadian border and looping back after about 25 miles through Sweetgrass Montana. We each had .22 cal rifles amongst all our camping and rodeo gear and the BP agent didn't give it a second thought. He did "detain" us for about 3 hours to have coffee and donuts with him. He was bored to death.

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    How about hiding it under the pillow of the spare bed in your motel room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgDog View Post
    I was considering pawning the gun at the last US city and retrieving it on the way back. Don't know what to do with the ammo though.
    Just make sure it isn't a valuable gun (or one you care about very much) - accidents happen.

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    Yes, there is a process for checking your guns at the Canadian border, it's called JAIL...they will take your weapons and secure them for you...permanently!

    I wouldn't take a firearm anywhere the border...OMOYMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotaranger View Post
    I have a buddy that's going to Canada and was wondering if the Border Patrol has a safe so that he can check his firearm at the border, then pick it up on his way back through.

    Do they do that?
    They have courtesy lock boxes for LEOs, at least they do in Calais and Jackman, ME. I've traveled into New Brunswick and Quebec and left my gun at both of those border stations before.
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    When I was on the road. the band leader always carried. I never knew what he did when we went to Canada. Actually, I didn't even know he carried until after I left the band.

    I know he was an x- Chicago LEO, so maybe it was something to do with that.

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    When I was in Ak (1986) you could transport rifles/ shotguns thru Canada but not handguns. Don't know what the rules are now, but I'd check with an "Official" source before attempting it.
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    When you need local information, ask a local (see my location).

    I regularly travel across the border in both directions with a handgun. The again, I have every document known to man from our RCMP and your BATFE that allows me to do so.

    Tell him to not even consider crossing the border with an UNDOCUMENTED firearm.

    I agree with a previous poster, leave it at a gunstore on your side for "cleaning and/or maintenance".

    Contrary to popular belief, it is legal to possess a handgun in Canada, even for a "foreigner". There are handgun competitions in Canada that are well attended by US participants, provided they have received the proper documentation from the RCMP. A previous poster provided the appropriate link.

    Travel across the border with a "smuggled" firearm will result in forfeiture of the firearm, the vehicle it was in, a hefty fine, and possibly prison.

    I'm sure your buddy is a good guy, but I don't want to pay for his room and board for ten years.
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    mr surveyer.....funny you should say that. I went into Canada to ride and camp the Queen Elizibeth Highway. At the border I was asked if i had any booze...NO....Produce?.....NO.....Any firearms? I paused and asked the Mountie, "Would you go camping for a week in Canada and not carry firearm?"

    He chuckled and admonished me...."Laddie, yer not supposed to say things like that." And over the border I went!

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zsnake View Post

    He chuckled and admonished me...."Laddie, yer not supposed to say things like that." And over the border I went!

    LOL
    I wasn't aware that Canadian border guards were capable of having any sense of humour. Or personality even.
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