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Old 02-24-2013, 08:00 PM   #57
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I absolutely would not carry a firearm to Canada (unless I had to drive thru Chicago on the way). Seriously we have always felt very safe in Canada.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:20 PM   #58
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Last post here before ol' Conrad "NightSailor" posted just now was in 2011.

'Nother "back-from-the-dead" thread, I guess....who knew there's still anything new to say!

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Last post here before ol' Conrad "NightSailor" posted just now was in 2011.

'Nother "back-from-the-dead" thread, I guess....who knew there's still anything new to say!

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Francesca, you definitely have a great eye for detail!
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:03 PM   #60
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Try to bring a fire arm into Canada with declaring it and you will be visiting Canada again for the trial, to try and get your firearm back, and your vehicle.
I posted before in response to this topic on this forum and ended up in moderation, so I will say nothing more.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:17 PM   #61
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[QUOTE=Night Sailor;364779][COLOR=Blue] He was stopped at the border and turned around. He left it with a friend and tried crossing again some days later at a different checkpoint.

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I think most border patrol people themselves would naturally want to keep a firearm with them, and so expect people to bring one in.

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So I see three options. 1) Hiding a cheap firearm for personal protection, that is large enough to stop a bear, or 2) Applying for the five year permit which is $60, and being careful to comply with all laws. or 3) Competing in target competition while traveling to Canada. <Quote>




First off it may surprise some how few of the Canadian border patrol officers actually carry a gun on the job. That's slowly changing though. The vast majority of Canadians are pretty firm in not wanting anymore guns than we already have in the country so there isnt anyone at the border or else where who will be very understanding of your need for personal protection so they ARE NOT EXPECTING you to bring one in. They are expecting you to follow the laws of the country you are entering and to have left your gun in the US.

You have a much higher chance of being charged criminally for not disclosing a firearm to Canadian Customs than you do of simple being turned away these days. You also stand a good chance of saying good by to your tug and trailer.

Firearms of any kind are forbidden in most of Canada's national and provincial parks.

I do not recommend a visitor shoot any bears in Canada unless they have a license to do so and what ever you do dont do it in a park. In order to get a license one must have first taken a recognized hunter safety course. None residents can get a license but they need to be accompanied by a guide.

Hunting for grizzly bears in BC (which you pass through on your way to Alaska) falls under Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) regulations. and few authorizations are issued each year and are distributed by the drawing of lot & is very limited in regards to the areas in which grizzlies can be hunted. Black Bears can only be hunted when in season and the hunting season varies by area and not all areas can be hunted. Oh I know some people are going to say they shoot the bear in self defense but I highly recommend you have a couple of independent witnesses to that before you pull the trigger on a grizzle and you may even want to make sure you video it if its a Black Bear involved Trust me you will be subject to big scrutiny.

Lastly I highly recommend reading the actual laws on Canada regarding importing of guns which can be found at:Canadian Border Agency - Importing a Firearm or Weapon.
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I'm not a full timer, but my job keeps me on the road constantly.

I have a concealed permit and almost always carry and avoid places where it is illegal to do so. Those places are easy targets for criminals and they know it. Police are only there to deal with the law breakers AFTER the crime has been committed.

Even if you won't or can't carry a firearm, take a self defense course. Practice regularly. Always be aware of your surroundings, defensive positions, exits and potential threats. Or, you could do as the University of Colorado recommends and vomit on your attacker(s)....

I learned the hard way and was shot a few months after graduating high school on my first job in what was considered to be a good neighborhood by a druggie that wanted to steal tools. A bit of precaution would probably have prevented or at least controlled the situation.
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I know this is an old thread, but I thought it would be pertinent.

Do NOT rely on law books as to what states you can/can't carry. Go to the states site, or contact them directly.

For example, I can legally carry in roughly 38 states (I say roughly, going back to checking). Several times, due to law changes, etc., there have been states that were legal to carry, then wasn't for periods of a few days to a few weeks, then was legal again.

Some of it was a law that had an end date, some of it was new laws that were immediately changed, etc.

Be careful.

I plan on installing a small lockbox in the camper for the gun and a small amount of ammo, nothing fancy. 95% of the time, it will be on me anyway.
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.......I have a concealed permit and almost always carry and avoid places where it is illegal to do so. Those places are easy targets for criminals and they know it. .........
This is exactly why I'm scared to go to Canada. Their crime rate must be, what, ten times the US?
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This is exactly why I'm scared to go to Canada. Their crime rate must be, what, ten times the US?
Worse than somalia, last I heard.
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This is exactly why I'm scared to go to Canada. Their crime rate must be, what, ten times the US?


Goin' into the popcorn business, Tom?

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Get Bear spray and furgetaboutit.
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We do carry bear spray and do not normally carry a gun and certainly never in Canada.

It is legal to transport a gun in your vehicle thru any state while going from one place to another, Federal law.

It appears, maybe because of demographics, that crime is inversely proportional to the right to carry a gun with those states with the toughest gun laws having the highest gun murder rates.
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It appears, maybe because of demographics, that crime is inversely proportional to the right to carry a gun with those states with the toughest gun laws having the highest gun murder rates.
Exactly! And that's why I wouldn't take the chance of getting murdered in Canada.
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