Safe and Sensible Firearms Policies
August 19, 2014
Ottawa, ON Public Safety Canada
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the coming-into-force of the Firearms Records Regulations (Classification). These regulations, which are now in force, will require the Registrar of Firearms to keep a record of every classification determination, and prohibit the amendment of those records following one year after the day on which the record is made. In other words, one year after the firearm is first classified. For example, a record of classification of a firearm classified before August 14, 2013, can now no longer be altered. By preventing the alteration of records, the property rights of law-abiding firearms owners will be strengthened.