Toews not happy about adding red tape for gun owners

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews (QMI files)

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews (QMI files)

Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 6:43 PM ET

OTTAWA - New paperwork demanded by chief firearms officers (CFO) for licensed gun owners carrying their registered, legally owned handguns to shooting ranges doesn't sit right with Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.

"Our government does not support placing needless red tape on law-abiding hunters, farmers and sport shooters," the minister's officials said in an e-mail.

CFOs in Ontario and New Brunswick say target shooters and instructors must get a paper permission slip before visiting a range where they don't have a membership.


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