For people who are going between Canada and the United States, the issue of guns sometimes comes up. It is crucial for people who are coming to Canada from the U.S. leave their guns at home. The Canadian laws on guns are very strict, so it is a good idea to not even take a chance of trying to bring a firearm into the country.
If you do opt to bring your firearm with you, even if you are just passing through Canada on your way to another U.S. city, you must declare the firearm. You have to make sure that it is stored properly and that you have all of the proper paperwork for the firearm.
Failing to follow the Canadian laws pertaining to firearms could mean that your vehicle is seized. Your firearm could also be seized. You may be classified as inadmissible into Canada, and you could end up facing criminal charges.
When you are coming into Canada, you should remember that gun control is a priority. The agents at border crossings place a top priority on these high-risk commodities, so you likely wouldn’t be able to just sneak one into the country.
No matter where you travel or why, you should be ready to respect the laws of the country you are going into. When you aren’t willing or able to do so, even if that is because you aren’t fully aware of the laws, you could end up facing criminal charges. You could also be denied entry into that country. This is why anyone coming to Canada should be aware of the country’s stance on weapons.
Source: CBC News, “Canada border agency starts campaign to remind U.S. of gun laws here,” Greg Layson, accessed Oct. 28, 2016