Friday, May 17, 2013

Michigan CPL FAQ: Can You Carry Your Firearm While Visiting Canada?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: I have a question for you... I travel all over in a RV. We plan to go to Alaska and visit many of the Canadian Provinces. I have a CPL and have a pistol and 2,000 rounds of ammo with me in my rig. Is it possible to have my gun and ammo as we travel through Canada?

A: No. You can't take your handgun and/or any ammunition to Canada. In fact, do not even be so bold as to have a picture of a handgun when crossing the Canadian border. Canada has extremely draconian gun laws and loves to make examples out of Americans who run afoul of them. You have been warned.

You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information in this article. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

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