RE: [WarOf1812] gun laws
- Someone was telling me about a piece in ""The Beaver" recently. I quote: "It
appears as if gun registration is not a new issue in Canada. I was
particularly interested in the fact that in the mid-19th century gun
ownership was quite tightly controlled, however, with the Americans in
ferment to the south, the government did not want all of us disarmed. They
introduced something called <Certificates of Exemption>. In order to get
one, you had to apply to a local Justice of the Peace in person, complete
with references and sponsors. The certificate, once issued, exempted you
from, I gather, most of the regulations."
Comments? Is this still on the books?
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