Do you'll think its a bit much or not enough?
Here's what a person must do to be a legal gun owner for sport and for hunting there's another course they must pass:
To obtain a PAL/RPAL: (Possession Acquisition License/Restricted Possession Acquisition License)
The individual MUST do the following:
1. Pass the Canada Firearms Safety Exam (written and practical)
2. Pass the Canada Restricted Firearms Safety Exam (written and practical)
3. Obtain an Application for a Restricted Possession and Acquisition License from the Canada Firearms Centre.
4. Provide a verified photograph
5. Provide two personal references that have known the applicant at least two years. These references are checked and extensively questioned regarding the Applicants history and any possible predisposition to violence or criminal activity.
6. Disclose all mental health information.
7. Disclose the names and contact information of all conjugal partners in the last two years. These former and current partners are contacted to see if they have any concerns regarding the individual’s acquisition of a firearm.
8. Disclose whether the Applicant has suffered a marital breakdown or a breakdown of a significant relationship, job loss or bankruptcy or other traumatic event in the last two years.
9. Disclose whether you have threatened or attempted suicide, any consultation or treatment for alcohol, substance abuse, and behavioral or emotional problems in the last 5 years.
10. Disclose whether you do you know if you have been reported to the police or social services for violence, threatened or attempted violence, or other conflict in your home or elsewhere in the last 5 years?
11. Have a criminal records background check through your local police service, the O.P.P. (State Police equivalent), the R.C.M.P. (FBI equivalent), C.S.I.S. (CIA equivalent) and Interpol. This background check includes all charges, convictions and inquiries, juvenile and adult, federal, provincial and international.
12. Be approved by the Ontario Chief Firearms Office (O.P.P.) and submitted back to the Canada Firearms Centre (R.C.M.P.)
13. Wait a mandatory 28 days (closer to three to six months)
14. Receive the new license by mail.
15. Run to the gun store and touch everything that you could only dream of .