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 Post subject: Airgun laws
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:34 pm 
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Hi Everyone,

I am 15 years old. I am in southern Ontario. I am not new to shooting airguns but I have never owned one. What should I know before I can buy one. In case you guys need the info, I am looking to buy a gamo varmint or an equivalent. All I know is that an airgun with an fps of 500 more requires a non-restricted firearms license. I want as much info on the issue as I can before continuing. Thanks a ton.


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:37 pm 
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You need to be 18 plus to purchase a sub 500 airgun. That will be the challenge. You are going to need an adult to purchase and supervise you.

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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:39 pm 
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You should take your pal course and learn as much as you can.

You've got the basics, but at 15 years, you need adult to buy and supervise.

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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
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replicacanada wrote:
You should take your pal course and learn as much as you can.

You've got the basics, but at 15 years, you need adult to buy and supervise.

Does the adult also need a license, if so any things i would need to know about


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
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aaronbeethoven wrote:
replicacanada wrote:
You should take your pal course and learn as much as you can.

You've got the basics, but at 15 years, you need adult to buy and supervise.

Does the adult also need a license, if so any things i would need to know about


Sub-Pal? Nope. Just 18 years or older.

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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:37 pm 
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aaronbeethoven wrote:
replicacanada wrote:
You should take your pal course and learn as much as you can.

You've got the basics, but at 15 years, you need adult to buy and supervise.

Does the adult also need a license, if so any things i would need to know about


perhaps you could ask your dad or your uncle

who is over 18 that you trust?


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:40 pm 
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Jefferson wrote:
aaronbeethoven wrote:
replicacanada wrote:
You should take your pal course and learn as much as you can.

You've got the basics, but at 15 years, you need adult to buy and supervise.

Does the adult also need a license, if so any things i would need to know about


perhaps you could ask your dad or your uncle

who is over 18 that you trust?

My dad I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:53 pm 
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Hi and welcome to the CAF, it's the right place to get info about airguns and helpful advice about safety and the legalities of air gunning.
So, you know that airguns under 500 fps do not require a PAL to buy and own. However, most stores and forum members (it's a requirement of the CAF) require you to be 18+ to buy one. You would need someone who is 18+ to purchase the Gamo for you.
Then comes the issue of where you can legally shoot it, and that is problematic if you live in a city or suburb/municipality - almost all have by-laws prohibiting the discharge of airguns. So unless you have access to, or live on, a rural property, you may have to join a club or resort to other locales to enjoy shooting.
Read up on gun safety, and remember even Non-PAL airguns are potentially lethal and must be treated as firearms. Have fun, stay safe and shoot safe!

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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:00 pm 
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Time have sure changed in the 55years since I was 15. Then, you could get a hunting license at age 15 (I did) and with that, buy an actual firearm (I did), any firearm. About anyone could buy
a 'little' air rifle. I'd been hunting since my 12th birthday with a .22 LR rifle my Uncle gave me for that birthday.
Yes, times have changed.

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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
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Dukemeister wrote:
Hi and welcome to the CAF, it's the right place to get info about airguns and helpful advice about safety and the legalities of air gunning.
So, you know that airguns under 500 fps do not require a PAL to buy and own. However, most stores and forum members (it's a requirement of the CAF) require you to be 18+ to buy one. You would need someone who is 18+ to purchase the Gamo for you.
Then comes the issue of where you can legally shoot it, and that is problematic if you live in a city or suburb/municipality - almost all have by-laws prohibiting the discharge of airguns. So unless you have access to, or live on, a rural property, you may have to join a club or resort to other locales to enjoy shooting.
Read up on gun safety, and remember even Non-PAL airguns are potentially lethal and must be treated as firearms. Have fun, stay safe and shoot safe!

8) (no beer, for the under 19)

One question, what if I safely bring the gun, to a friend's property where I have permission to shoot it.


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:41 pm 
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aaronbeethoven wrote:
Dukemeister wrote:
Hi and welcome to the CAF, it's the right place to get info about airguns and helpful advice about safety and the legalities of air gunning.
So, you know that airguns under 500 fps do not require a PAL to buy and own. However, most stores and forum members (it's a requirement of the CAF) require you to be 18+ to buy one. You would need someone who is 18+ to purchase the Gamo for you.
Then comes the issue of where you can legally shoot it, and that is problematic if you live in a city or suburb/municipality - almost all have by-laws prohibiting the discharge of airguns. So unless you have access to, or live on, a rural property, you may have to join a club or resort to other locales to enjoy shooting.
Read up on gun safety, and remember even Non-PAL airguns are potentially lethal and must be treated as firearms. Have fun, stay safe and shoot safe!

8) (no beer, for the under 19)

One question, what if I safely bring the gun, to a friend's property where I have permission to shoot it.

One question. What if a police officer stops you on the way over ? He still has a minor with a gun even if it is in a safe condition he won't care.


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:49 pm 
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aaronbeethoven wrote:
One question, what if I safely bring the gun, to a friend's property where I have permission to shoot it.

Well, you won't be able to plead the 5th...(ok, so its a joke Beethoven's 5th is one of his most famous).
Anyhow, as long as you are accompanied by your 18+ guardian, like if you are traveling by car, and the rifle is properly stored for transport and it's legal to shoot on your friend's property (not just gave you permission, permission is different form legal) then you'll be fine. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
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Me or my brother might have shot my neighbours window with an airgun, were screwed arent right?
we live in montreal


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
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joejoe hart wrote:
Me or my brother might have shot my neighbours window with an airgun, were screwed arent right? we live in montreal

oui.
..but i'm sure it was your brother.


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun laws
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:00 pm 
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Daryl wrote:
Time have sure changed in the 55years since I was 15. Then, you could get a hunting license at age 15 (I did) and with that, buy an actual firearm (I did), any firearm. About anyone could buy
a 'little' air rifle. I'd been hunting since my 12th birthday with a .22 LR rifle my Uncle gave me for that birthday.
Yes, times have changed.

Hey Daryl, that pretty much parallels my firearms history as well -took the safe gun handling course, got my license at age 15 (Circa 1972), inherited my Dad's collection of rifles and shotguns, and followed after him with many pleasurable years of duck hunting in Southern Ontario. City folk weren't so incredibly gun shy in those days. Received my first air rifle at age 8.

Times, attitudes and laws have certainly changed allot since then, but passion for the sport has not. Lots of info and kindly advice to be found on this forum; never a dumb question, only dumb answers (never here of course!).

Cheers!

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