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Old 08-16-2012, 05:35 AM   #1
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Fire Arms?

Can I carry fire arms into Canada and or Mexico?

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Old 08-16-2012, 05:41 AM   #2
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No. Maybe long guns into Canada under certain conditions if hunting.

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No. Not without the proper permit.
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Proper permit is CCW And regerstered papers?
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Hand guns to Canada are a No-No. Rifles and shotguns with proper entry papers. Contact a local Canadian Embassy for the details on what is needed.

Above all do not try to sneak a gun across the border. Really a good way to wind up in serious trouble.

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Proper permit is CCW And regerstered papers?
NO. Even U.S. FBI agents need specific special permission to bring a hand gun into Canada. There is no way they will let YOU in with a hand gun. Your State issued CCW is no more to them than toilet paper.

Take a hand gun to Canada, it's an automatic 10 years as a new Canadian citizen. The real good part is free room and board. The health insurance isn't bad either
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Mexico is worse than Canada. Any number of individuals have wound up in Mexican jails simply because the Mexican authorities found a few bullets rolling around loose on the floorboards under the seats.

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When we went into Canada, we declared our firearm. They were nice, explained the law and sent us back to the states. We were told that even off duty police officers are not allowed to carry and turn in their gun before they go home.
If you are coming and going through the same border crossing they will hold it for you. We weren't, so we took it apart and mailed the pieces to our next U.S. destination. This was on a Sunday, so we had to wait a day to mail it.
When we came back the next day to cross the border, they had already flagged us in the system. They were very polite, but still checked the RV and gave us both separate interviews to make sure we weren't trying to sneak it in. Kind of wish our border control was that thorough, it would certainly cut down on the illegals coming in.
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" Kind of wish our border control was that thorough, it would certainly cut down on the illegals coming in. "

Illegals rarely use a manned border crossing. Our Border Patrol does as good of a job as their boss will allow.
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My last crossing into Canada was asked do you have any firearms, answered no and then told of the seriousness and asked again. As said at least the Canadian jails would be far nicer than the Mexican ones. Last trip to Mexico I was searched pretty extensively.

Certain stickers such as NRA, Guarded by Smith and Wesson and the like are red flags to Border Officers.

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We have traveled through Canada several times with long weapons and have never had an issue. We declared them and paid for the permit. It is their country and their laws.
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Contrary to popular belief, handguns are certainly allowed into Canada, as long as you complete the proper paperwork and get the necessary permit. They will likely want a 'secure storage' in your coach too, sometimes they'll allow just a good lock-box, sometimes they want more.

Basically though, unless you're importing on a 'through basis' (such as Buffalo to Sault Ste. Marie) or competing in a shooting event, they'll strongly suggest you just leave it at home.

Here's the form. http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/f...fs/679-eng.pdf
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no. I am a retired police officer (NYPD) and when I traveled into Canada, I had to surrender my gun to customs, get a receipt, and pick it up on the way back.
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Good reason why I try to limit my rv travel to USA states that allow firearms and respect my ccw permit.

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