January 30, 2013
N.B., Ont. gunowners need invites to shoot
By Kris Sims, Atlantic Bureau
Handgun owners in both New Brunswick and Ontario are being told to carry written invites with them when they drive with their firearms to shooting ranges.
The tighter gun rules in both provinces took effect Jan. 1. It directs target shooters and instructors to get the paper permission slips if they ever visit a range where they don't have a membership.
"Can we imagine when we have 200 or 300 target competitors coming to a range that they must all get separate letters of invitation?" said lawyer Ed Burlew, the lead lawyer with the Canadian Shooting Sports Association fighting the new rule in court against Ontario's chief firearms officer Chris Wyatt.