In the 1990’s the Canadian Government summoned special advisory committees to determine what the government should do to bolster gun control measures in Canada. The government used those committees’ recommendations to formulate sweeping new laws.
Two pillars of these new laws were: compulsory Firearm Safety training for licensed owners; and new Safe Storage and Transportation requirements. These requirements were backed by very harsh criminal penalties for non-compliance.
This is how the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) became mandatory training for the Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL) firearms licence. There are many tenets of firearm safety covered by the CFSC course, one of which is becoming aware of legal obligations that accompany firearm ownership in Canada.
For example, other than those who have attended the safety course training – few people today are aware that even inadvertent improper storage of a firearm carries the same Criminal Code penalties as intentionally pointing a firearm at a person.
Learn more about Canada’s current firearms laws by taking the Canadian Firearm Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearm Safety Course (CRFSC).
Ottawa Firearm Safety is committed to making these firearm safety courses available in the Ottawa area to promote firearm safety and responsible use and ownership of firearms.