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Old 11-10-2018, 04:42 PM   #1
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i know, i know. bringing guns into canada is a big nono. BUT, what really happens when you cross the border? do they search everywhere, bring dogs on board?
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depends...how the bp guy feels that day...random...how do you look/act
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i know, i know. bringing guns into canada is a big nono. BUT, what really happens when you cross the border? do they search everywhere, bring dogs on board?



They can if they want to. You don't want to get caught with a handgun period. They have the right to seize the coach. You can take a long gun or shotgun with a permit issued by Canada.


Even with a plain random search, they can leave the coach a mess with everything scattered everywhere if they want to
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You go through a giant xray machine, so they could probably see it on the xray before they even searched.
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i know, i know. bringing guns into canada is a big nono. BUT, what really happens when you cross the border? do they search everywhere, bring dogs on board?
They just caught someone at the border trying to smuggle guns into Canada. They were in the gas tank. Go ahead and see if you get lucky
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Old 11-10-2018, 05:07 PM   #6
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We went across at Niagara Falls this year. The Canadian border guy only seemed interested in guns. Here is the gist:

What is your place of residence? (I answered my southern state of residence)
What is your tag number? (I answered, and also had to give the registration state)
Do you own guns?- YES,
Do you carry guns?- YES, in states where I am licensed.
Are you licensed in NY [like that's going to happen for an out of state resident!]? - NO
Are you absolutely positive you have no firearms in the vehicle - Yes, they are all at home in a safe.
He said go ahead.

If you are hunting, there is a way to get approval paperwork - probably starting months ahead of your trip. Probably easier to obtain one thru a hunting guide once there. I wouldn't recommend you try to carry there for protection, and don't lie!
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i know, i know. bringing guns into canada is a big nono. BUT, what really happens when you cross the border? do they search everywhere, bring dogs on board?
"They" can search any way or any where 'They" want. Do your diligence and research all the rules and requirements before entering Canada with a firearm.
Don't trust anything you hear from anyone other than an Official. The consequences far outweigh the benefits. You will be caught.
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And if you use the gun you lied about you are in deep doo doo.
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Here’s a link we have here that may be helpful.

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Just don't try to transport handguns into Canada. It's not worth it.

Those agents are well trained to detect all types of things including lying. I'm glad they are good. They have access to a wide array of databases that are checked when they scan your passport. We crossed between the US and Canada six times this summer. Each time going and coming the agent always asked about guns. I considered all of them to be very professional and polite. The only issues we had was some confusion about fresh produce and county of origin. We just left any thing we had in the sink for quick easy check. We always stated clearly what we had and on our last entry back into the US we lost 2 potatoes and a squash from Mexico.

Your appearance and behavior tells the agent a great deal as does the condition of your rig. Remember that about 2% of all crossings are randomly selected for a secondary inspection. They can spend any amount of time they want searching and may leave the place a mess if they want to. Don't give them any reason to do a secondary search.
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Bring Long Guns into Canada


Declare firearms in writing to a customs officer at the point of entry to Canada, using the Non-Resident Firearm Declaration (form RCMP 5589).


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I bring some tools and a cnc machine and fabricate my own once across the border.
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ok, ok i get it. leave the shotgun in storage. conversely, if you have in your rv a professional tool kit with meters and such, good luck convincing CBP that your not coming up to work. i got ordered to windsor for a job, and my tools where in the rental, got found and made to leave.
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i know, i know. bringing guns into canada is a big nono. BUT, what really happens when you cross the border? do they search everywhere, bring dogs on board?

It's not only guns , there is a list of prohibited items including tasers, brass knuckles , drugs,cash over 10k dollars, etc. They will normally ask a couple of questions, then maybe take a quick look inside and normally let you go. If they are not satisfied, you park off to the side and they do a search of everything and everyone. If they find any prohibited item , you will have your vehicle impounded and charged .
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