"YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY"
Restricted firearms are generally handguns, with an overall length shorter then 470 mm length. There are some select rifles that have been classified as "Restricted" by an order in council.
If your wishing to acquire a restricted firearms licence, you must take both the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course.
In general individuals may possess restricted firearms for one or more of the following reasons:
- Lawful profession or occupation,
- Target practice or competition,
- As part of a gun collection.
Examples of restricted firearms are:
- A handgun which is not a prohibited firearm,
- A firearm that is not a prohibited firearms has a barrel less than 470 mm in length and discharges centre-fire ammunition in a semi-automatic manner,
- A firearm that is designed or adapted to be fired when reduced to a length of less than 660 mm by folding, telescoping or otherwise,
- Firearms of any kind that is prescribed by regulation to be a restricted firearm.
The Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course deals with all aspects of Restricted Firearms and how the different types of firearms actions work. The course covers ammunition, legal aspects, safe and legal storage as well as transportation.
There is a written and practical exam that must be completed with passing marks of 80% minimum.
After completing the exam your paperwork will be forward to the Chief Firearms Office of Ontario in Orilla where it will be processed and duly certified and two copies will be returned to you in about four (4) to six (6) weeks. Keep on copy and store it in a safe place for the future. The other copy goes with your Firearms Licence application.
The fee for this licence is $20.00 dollars for five (5) years