CFO - Hand Guns


Club members should also be reminded to carry their current membership cards on them at all times while transporting firearms to the shooting range or shooting events.Restricted / Prohibited (12(6)) Membership lists: Information must be submitted following these guidelines that will expedite firearm transfers and firearms license renewals for your members. -A full membership list of the clubs restricted / prohibited 12(6) firearm users is required to be submitted at the beginning of the year.Please clearly identify the restricted / prohibited 12(6) firearm users Lists should include members name, date of birth and firearms license number.-An updated membership list showing only the new members can be sent on a weekly or monthly basis thereafter.

Licence Renewal CFO Hand Guns 

On renewal of a firearms licence (every five years as required by law) and in accordance with subsection 67(2) of the Firearms Act, a CFO is required to review and confirm the purpose for which an individual possesses restricted or prohibited firearms, except for firearms which are relics as set out in subsection 67(4).Allowable purposes for possession, under paragraph 28(b) of the Firearms Act, include: a) target practice or target shooting competition (under certain ATT conditions or at an approved shooting club or range); or b) to form part of a gun collection, if the individual meets certain criteria. As part of the confirmation of purpose, the CFO "...shall decide whether any of those firearms or handguns that the individual possesses are being used for..." target practice or competition or collection.Further, the CFO has the authority under subsection 15(1) of the Shooting Clubs and Shooting Ranges Regulations to request written confirmation from a shooting club or range of "...the participation, if any, of a current or past member...of the shooting target practice or target shooting competitions within the previous five years..." The CFO is able to confirm the purpose for which an individual indicated he or she was acquiring the firearm by looking at an individual's history of ATT issuance over the term of their licence (for target practice) and, if necessary, by reviewing the records kept by a club or range.


A six-month extension period for the five-year firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) came into force by Order in Council on November 30, 2017.

If your license expired on or after November 30, 2017, and you are within six months of its expiration date, you can renew your licence either online or by submitting a paper application. Information on how to renew a firearms license is available on the Canadian Firearms Program website or by calling the Program at 1-800-731-4000.