Anyone who hunts,
shoots, or collects firearms.
Anyone who may come
in contact with firearms,
such as – spouse, family members
Any employee of an abattoir where a “firearm” is
used to dispatch animals for slaughter.
If the unlicenced employee ever uses a“firearm”
without supervision of a licenced person, he/she would be deemed to be in possession of the firearm. The remedy here is for the
employee to obtain their own Possession and Acquisition Licence (P.A.L.)
Spouse – by definition, unless
a “firearm” is
securely locked/stored in a residence,
it would otherwise be deemed to be available or “in possession” of the non-licenced residents
of a household. Specifically –
spouse is not legal to take a gun out
to shoot pests on the yard. The
remedy here is
to acquire his/her own Possession
& Acquisition Licence (P.A.L.), whether or not the individual
ever intends to own a gun.
All persons using a gun must have a PAL or a grandfathered Possession Only Licence(POL).
In a situation such as retired
dad comes back
to the farm to help.
Dad takes a farm vehicle to town for
a parts run.There is a firearm in the vehicle
not locked in a container or trigger
vehicle is stopped for a tail light
violation. If dad does not have a firearm licence,
he would be deemed to be in unlawful possession of
In order to acquire Non-Restricted Firearms
by any means – buy/trade/inherit, you must
have a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). The cost is $60.00 and it is valid for 5
years. You can reapply without taking the training again. You may borrow a firearm (
a short term) if you have
a Possession Only Licence (POL) for the same type of firearm you wish to borrow.
Example- long gun or hand gun, registered to you, you may “Borrow” another firearm
of the same classification such as in the case of your rifle is in for repairs or you
require a different handgun for a competition.