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Used Handgun and Border Transport??

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If a guy has a used handgun or buys one, what will he need in order to transport to Canada and back to States side??

Heading to Alaska soon and would like to carry....

Thanks for the help!

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Canada has very restrictive handgun laws. I don't know if you can do what want. The alternative is to ship from the state to a FFL dealer in AK then ship home. I would assume there would be fees for this etc. You would probably be better served by bringing a 12 ga pump with a sling and use slugs. Even then you have some paperwork to fill out and fees in order to transport the gun thru Canada. When I went to Ak they told me to forget the pistol and bring a 12ga on a sling. I flew but it was before 9/11 and was no problem. IF your trip is in the near future you need to get on the web to research it. I saw bear tracks while fishing but never saw one so thankfully a gun was not needed.

Mwal

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Your little sidebar thingy doesn't say where you're located, but there's a Canadian Consulate in Minneapolis. It comes up if you google, I know becuase I just did. I'd post the link, but that's verboten.

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Canada is restrictive with everything. I recall selling a motorcycle to a guy from Winnipeg. I had to write up a sales document. I also had to itemize the stuff I gave him. Like extra parts, chain lube, a stand. I had to fax him a copy of the title before hand so he could get appropriate documentation.

He came down and bought 8 bikes at once. Paid all cash. I checked every bill before he left too. All legit. I thought it was pretty weird I had to itemize everything as well.

I think shipping it to someone in Alaska would be your best bet. UPS!

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Canada will not let you bring a handgun into the country. Simple as that.

A friend of mine was moving/ driving to AK a couple of years ago. He did a fair amount of research, and I think he told me that Canada would let him bring it through but there was a lot of paperwork involved and it was a pretty lengthy process. If I remember right, he ended up shipping it to an FFL due to his procrastination.

It would be worth contacting the Canadian Consul and getting the answer from the horse's mouth rather than us...

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Let me put this as clearly as I can: you try to take a handgun into Canada and your sweet little kiester will be sitting in a cold, damp cell in some remote swamp !!

Because the Canadians are a fair minded and decent type, they WILL let your family know where you are.

Forget it.

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I should clarify my post. I meant if you TRY to slip a pistol through the system and they find it or you use it, you will learn to know the true meaning of MISERY.

You don't want to take a pistol with you to AK anyway. First, wearing one on your belt immediately identifies you as a rank cheechako and, secondly, you will scare hell out of eveybody but the bears.

Carry on men.

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Ufatz, I also know the reputation that the Canadians have regarding handguns. I was wondering if the OP had gotten an actual answer from the actual Canadian Consulate to report to the thread.

Do you work in the Consulate or have you had personal dealings with them on the issue, or are you going on reputation?

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Well Tom, maybe it's best you wait for your reply from the Consulate. You realize of course it might be a long wait. It will take you MONTHS to get a permit to take a handgun into Canada, ASSUMING it is not one of the PROHIBITED handguns.

Have traveled the path from the States to AK so many times I don't remember and have watched as the laws and regulations have changed. If you want to spend what might be several months getting the (1) Canadian License and (2)non-resticted handgun permit have at it.

But as I originally said....do not even THINK about trying to cross with a hidden handgun or a hidden long gun for that matter.

By the time they're done with you you'll be celebrating the Queens Birthday instead of the 4th of July and saluting the maple leaf before the prison yard soccer games.

Better wait for news from the Consulate. Ha

Ha Ha Ha.

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Wouldn't they be prison-yard FOOTBALL games? grin

I don't have any plans to drive to AK any time soon, I'm just curious about whether it's legal to transport a handgun through Canada with the proper documentation.

I agree that it's not a good idea to surreptitiously bring a regulated bit of anything into any country. That's called smuggling, and is generally frowned upon from what I understand. Every country has import laws that they expect people crossing their borders follow. I was wondering about what the Canadian law is regarding transport of firearms, and I was hoping that the O.P. had gotten an answer back from the Canadians.

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