American vehicles searched after declaring no firearms being transported.
- Machen, who has multiple health issues, was held in custody in the hospital until his court appearance Thursday.Result. $10,000 fine each.
- At the time, Cross and Barr — accompanied by their wives — were on their way to Alaska to celebrate Cross’s wedding anniversary but instead ended up in jail for five days until a $50,000 bail for each was raised.
Visitors may import non-restricted firearms (shotgun/rifle) into Canada for legitimate purposes:
- sporting or hunting use during hunting season;
- use in competitions;
- in-transit movement (i.e., moving in the most direct route possible from Point A to Point B) through Canada; or
personal protection against wildlife in remote areas of Canada, as long as the customs officer is satisfied that the circumstances warrant the firearm being imported.
Import 200 rounds duty free for hunting purposes, or up to 1,500 rounds duty free for use at a recognized competition.
When entering Canada with a firearm a "Nonresident Firearm Declaration" must be completed.
Bringing Firearms Into Canada
In theory a handgun can be brought into Canada, such as for a recognized competition, but it has to be approved for import prior to your intended visit. If heading to Alaska and you need your handgun, ship the firearm via UPS or FedEx. The post office won't ship a handgun!
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