Can I Get A Firearms Licence With A Criminal Record in Canada?

The fact that someone has a criminal record is not an automatic bar to obtaining a firearms licence. However, the existence of a criminal record is something that individual will have to disclose and is a factor taken into consideration when one applies for their Possession and Acquisition (PAL) licence. Applicants can expect more scrutiny from the RCMP and may be asked follow up questions or to provide further information about the offence(s).


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