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LOCK IT, OR LOSE IT - DON'T BECOME A VICTIM OF CRIME

 

Storing Firearms Safely:

Unload and lock your firearms!

Store the ammunition separately or lock it up. It can be stored in the same locked container as the firearms.

Non-restricted firearms

Attach a secure locking device, such as a trigger lock or cable lock (or remove the bolt) so the firearms cannot be fired; or

                       

Lock the firearms in a cabinet, container or room that is difficult to break into.

 

                                                                                

 

 

Restricted and prohibited firearms

Attach a secure locking device so the firearms cannot be fired and lock them in a cabinet, container or room that is difficult to break into; or

Lock the firearms in a vault, safe or room that was built or modified specifically to store firearms safely.

For automatic firearms, also remove the bolts or bolt carriers (if removable) and lock them in a separate room that is difficult to break into.

 

Transporting firearms:

Non-restricted firearms

Non-restricted firearms must be unloaded during transportation.

 

Restricted and prohibited firearms

Unload the firearms; and

Attach secure locking devices to the firearms; and

Lock the firearms in a sturdy, non-transparent container; and

Remove the bolts or bolt carriers from any automatic firearms

Obtain an Authorization to Transport (call 1-800-731-4000).

Leaving Any Class of Firearm in an Unattended Vehicle:

 

Lock non-restricted firearms and locked containers carrying restricted or prohibited firearms in the trunk or in a similar lockable compartment.

If the vehicle does not have a trunk or lockable compartment, put firearms and firearm containers out of sight inside the vehicle and lock the vehicle.

If you are in a remote wilderness area and cannot lock your non-restricted firearms inside your vehicle, unload them and put them out of sight. Attach a secure locking device to the firearms unless they are needed for predator control.

 

 

 

 

Displaying Firearms Safely:

Unload and lock your firearms!

Here are the rules for displaying firearms in your home: Ammunition cannot be displayed with, or accessible to, the firearms.

Non-restricted firearms

                          

 

 

 

 

 

Attach secure locking devices to the firearms; or

Lock the firearms in a cabinet, container or room that is difficult to break into.

 

Restricted and prohibited firearms

Attach secure locking devices to the firearms; and

Securely attach them to something that cannot be moved.

For automatic firearms, also remove the bolts or bolt carriers (if removable) and lock them in a separate room that is difficult to break into.

Some rules may be different for firearms displayed away from home - for example, at a gun show. Contact the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) for more information.

 

Best Practice:

Take regular inventory of you firearms and ammunition.

Record all non- restricted firearms information, including; make, model, caliber/gauge, serial number and any other identifying features.

Make sure Restricted and Prohibited firearms are registered.

Take photos of all firearms and storage device.

Without this information, firearms may not be returned to you the rightful owner.

For more information regarding the Firearms Safety, please call Greater Sudbury Police Service at 705-675-9171 extension 2451 or email, firearms@gsps.ca

 

Firearms Brochure:

 

Please see the below attachment for the public information brochure.

Public Information Brochure