Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced a ban on the use, sale or import of nearly 1,500 firearms that have been deemed “assault style” weapons. This includes a number of semi-automatic rifles and shotguns that may be popular for American hunters traveling to Canada. More detailed information on what firearms are banned can be found here.
American sportsmen planning hunting or shooting trips to Canada should familiarize themselves with the list of prohibited firearms and ensure they adhere to all new firearm regulations. Special caution must be taken to ensure our members across the country are aware of these newly enacted regulations so they can lawfully, and without incident, enter Canada on hunting trips.
“It is disappointing to see the gun ownership and possession rights of Canadian, and even American sportsmen. eroded at the hands of overreaching government regulations,” said Jacob Hupp associate director of state services at the Sportsmen’s Alliance. “The Alliance will continue to take steps to inform our members of any and all firearms regulations that could impact hunting trips domestically and abroad.”
About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.