Ontario's gun police defend new rules

A rack of 'long guns' and rifles. (QMI Agency file photo)

A rack of 'long guns' and rifles. (QMI Agency file photo)

Kris Sims, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:24 PM ET

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. -- Failing to read the fine print on their paperwork could land Ontario gun owners in prison.

Ontario's top gun cop made a major change to the rules regarding restricted firearms in the province - and owners are are taking the government appointee to court.

Legal handgun owners must now carry an "invitation" at all times if they are moving firearms between their homes and provincially approved shooting ranges.

This is an addition to making target-shooters move their guns unloaded, with trigger locks and placed in locked boxes in their vehicles with permits.

Those who don't comply face a minimum three-year sentence.

 


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