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Old 12-07-2019, 01:26 PM   #1
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Exclamation RV border crossing with firearms

Hello to all in the RV world...I just recently bought my first Thor ACE and getting ready to hit the highway in the Spring...heading north to Maine and crossing over into Canada then cross back over into US near Niagra Falls...So,
does anybody know the legal logistics for carrying firearms across the border... Would appreciate any and all information concerning permits and/or consequences that could result for not following regulations, etc...
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:28 PM   #2
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It's MUCH easier to just don'r do it.!
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:38 PM   #3
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I wanted to take a firearm (pistol and rifle) when I headed to Alaska on my motorcycle several years ago. The pistol was a definite NO-NO.

Here's link to a website similar to the one I used for guidance. Bringing a Firearm into Canada | ezbordercrossing

Oh, I ended up not taking a firearm.
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:40 PM   #4
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Loss of the firearms would be the least of your worries.
I would not attempt it, period.
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:43 PM   #5
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^^^totally agree^^^ there's no good way. Canada doesn't want you there with weapons...period. We're doing Niagara Falls in 2020 and will see it from the Canadian side. I'll visit friends in Michigan first and drop off the goods. Regardless of what you hear and read, you're totally at the mercy of the individual border agent you encounter. There is a specific process to do it...it's as easy as peeing in a swinging coke bottle at 10 feet.
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Old 12-07-2019, 02:39 PM   #6
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I wouldn't take anything more dangerous than my "sharp wit" across the Border...
Try crossing with a handgun, and you WILL be arrested.
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Old 12-07-2019, 02:45 PM   #7
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Yep, Canada is NOT a Second Amendment Sanctuary State.
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Carrying a rifle or shotgun into Canada is possible...
IF,AND ONLY IF;you comply with ALL of their rules.
It has to be in a locked case
The ammo can't be in that case
You must declare it at the Border
And I believe that you need a valid reason for bringing it into their Country

Please carefully consider all of this.
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Old 12-07-2019, 04:38 PM   #9
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You need a permit for shotgun or long gun. It will take time getting it so plan accordingly. Do a search for the website. It was easy to find

They say you can get a permit for a hand gun but forget about it. They wont issue it

For an alaska trip I thought about sending my gun ups to a campground just inside the us boarder and when returning to a Washington cg

Just dont know is it's worth it

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Shipping handguns within the U.S. must be done through FFL (Federal Firearms License) Dealers. It can easily be done for a small fee but they is no other legal way. Plus...you know it will be there in the right hands when you get there.
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Yup! Ship to an FFL holder only!
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Slightly off topic but what about an air gun? Some of them can push a 9mm sizes round at 1000fps?
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Shipping handguns within the U.S. must be done through FFL (Federal Firearms License) Dealers. It can easily be done for a small fee but they is no other legal way. Plus...you know it will be there in the right hands when you get there.
Correct. But if I ship into myself I dont care if its legal or not

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Old 12-07-2019, 10:06 PM   #15
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Dadgone... I knew about the declaration form you must complete at the border, and the fact about storage of the gun and ammo, etc...but whow-weee...I guess some of you have already experienced the pitfalls for doing so...crazy question:
what if you already have a concealed weapons permit from my hillbilly state here in WV., will not the border patrol take this in consideration...hey yall, I do appreciate your comments and advice...I'll be investigating a little deeper on this subject...thanks again, keep them wheels rolling...
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Yep, Canada is NOT a Second Amendment Sanctuary State.
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Dadgone... I knew about the declaration form you must complete at the border, and the fact about storage of the gun and ammo, etc...but whow-weee...I guess some of you have already experienced the pitfalls for doing so...crazy question:
what if you already have a concealed weapons permit from my hillbilly state here in WV., will not the border patrol take this in consideration...hey yall, I do appreciate your comments and advice...I'll be investigating a little deeper on this subject...thanks again, keep them wheels rolling...
Did you not see my earlier post? The answer is NO.

In fact you will likely antagonize them with your CCW permit.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:17 PM   #17
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well, ughhhh...I sure don't want no border patrol after me on a moose...thanks for your response...
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Canada is dead set against handguns and its jail time to bring one across the boarder
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:46 AM   #19
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You, too, can mail a gun!

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Yup! Ship to an FFL holder only!
Actually, no...

I agree. You canít legally / easily get a firearm into Canada.

But stateside... A non licensee can ship a firearm to himself, ďin care ofĒ whoever heís visiting, for any legal purpose. Basically, if youíre going to hunt in Alaska, or youíre using your pistol for self defense, you can legally ship your firearm to yourself. The folks in Alaska canít open the package. You are the only one that can open it when you get there. You can ship it home, to yourself, when you return.

A non licensee can ship a long gun via USPS.
A non licensee must use FedEx next day for a handgun.

You can also check long and hand guns when you fly.

And - it must be legal for said person to possess the firearm in both states.

Iím an FFL as well as a firearm instructor.
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:37 AM   #20
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Concur with all the advice given above - attempting to transit the Canadian border with any firearm can be costly and is definitely ill-advised. There are a lot of other things to consider as well, so you should thoroughly research entry requirements early in your trip planning in regards to what is or is not allowed; requirements on pets, what you've stocked in the fridge/pantry, etc.

Also be aware that any sort of criminal record beyond a speeding ticket can prevent your entry (all members of your party are subject to background check at the border). For instance, a DUI is considered a felony in Canada.

It would really suck to drive all the way to the border only to be turned away - especially if you shipped your piece to Anchorage. There are ways to document your "rehabilitation" for your particular crime (why do I feel like I'm quoting Arlo Guthrie?) if any, but that could be costly and time-consuming as well.
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