Firearms Safety Course
Kentenha/October 4, 2016
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of Justice will be hosting a Firearms Safety Course for the Non-Restricted and Combined Non-Restricted/Restricted Firearms courses. The courses are slated for January 13-15, 2017. The first day (January 13th) will be for the Non-Restricted Firearms and the Combined Firearms course from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The second day (January 14th) is for both the Non-Restricted and Combined course from 9:00am to 6:00pm, and ending with the Non-Restricted course exam. The third day (January 15th) will only be for the Combined (NR & R) Firearms course from 9:00am to 6:00pm, and ending with the Restricted Firearms course exam.
The cost for the Non-Restricted course is $150.00 (cash on the day of the course), and there is a manual needed for the course that will cost $21.00. The cost for the Combined Non-Restricted/Restricted course is $260.00, and there is a manual needed for the Restricted Firearms segment that will cost $21.00.
There are only 10 spots available for the courses; however, if there are enough people interested there may be another course offered in the following month. The location for the course will be determined at a later time. Registration for the course will be done through the Compliance Program, which can be reached at (613) 575-2250 ext. 2417 for Trent McDonald or ext. 2415 for Lelan Clute. In order to hold your spot for the course there is a $40.00 deposit, which will need to be done as soon as possible. The deposit counts towards the price of the course:
The cost on day for the Non-Restricted Firearms course will only be $110.00 with the $40.00 deposit.
If there are any questions or inquiries regarding the course, please call the Compliance Program office.
Trent McDonald Lelan Clute
(613) 575-2250 ext. 2417 (613) 575-2250 ext. 2415
(613) 551-6867 (cell) (613) 577-0796 (cell)
There are three classes of firearms: non-restricted, restricted, and prohibited.
Non-Restricted firearms are ordinary rifles and shotguns, other than those referred to below.
Restricted firearms include:
- a handgun that is not prohibited firearm,
- a firearm that
- is not prohibited firearm,
- has a barrel less than 470 mm in length, and
- is capable of discharging centre-fire ammunition in a semi-automatic manner,
- a firearm that is designed or adapted to be fired when reduced to a length of less than 600mm by folding, telescoping or otherwise, or
- a firearm of any other kind that is prescribed to be a restricted firearm.
Prohibited firearms include:
- handguns with a barrel length of 105mm or less and handguns that discharge .25 or .32 calibre ammunition, except for a few specific ones used in International Shooting Union competitions;
- rifles and shotguns that have been altered by sawing or other means so that their barrel length is less than 457mm or their overall length is less than 660mm;
- full automatics;
- converted automatics, namely full automatics that have been altered so that they fire only one projectile when the trigger is squeezed; and
- firearms prohibited by Criminal Code Regulations
Information was provided by the RCMP’s website www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/index-eng.htm