Effective July 11, 2021, Saskatchewan entered Step Three of the Re-Opening Roadmap and the public health order relative to COVID-19 was lifted. All restrictions related to the public health order were removed as of that date.

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Saskatchewan Firearms Program


Currently, the Canadian Firearms Program and all its associated legislation remain a federal responsibility. During the transition of responsibilities, the Canadian Firearms Program and duties of the Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) for Saskatchewan will continue to be operated and administered by the RCMP. Once the transition is completed the CFO responsibilities will transition to the Saskatchewan Firearms Program.

During the transition process, all questions regarding firearms, licensing or inquiries should continue be directed to:

Canadian Firearms Program Contact Centre:
The hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (nationwide).
Telephone:1-800-731-4000

Email: cfp-pcaf@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Fax: 613-825-0297

Mail:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Canadian Firearms Program
Ottawa ON  K1A 0R2

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms


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1. Future Responsibilities of the Saskatchewan Firearms Program

The Saskatchewan Firearms Program will be responsible for supporting safe communities by managing the ownership, purchase, movement and use of firearms within the province through the administration of federal firearms legislation once the transition from federal to provincial oversight has been completed.

The Saskatchewan Firearms Program will assume the responsibilities to administer the federal Firearms Act under the Canada Firearms Program (CFP). The CFP is a Canadian Government Program within the RCMP's Policing Support Services, and is responsible for the regulation and licensing of firearms in Canada.

The responsibilities of the program will include issuing the following:

  • firearm licences for individuals (including minors);
  • firearm business licences;
  • authorizations to transport restricted and/or prohibited firearms; and
  • authorizations to carry.

Saskatchewan, like every province, also appoints firearms officers to conduct inspections and ensure compliance is adhered to within the definition of the Firearms Act.

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2. Chief Firearms Officer

A provincially appointed Chief Firearms Officer will be well-positioned to represent Saskatchewan's position on firearms regulation, as well as to promote firearms safety education and establish effective communication between the many stakeholders in Saskatchewan.

Meet the CFO Designate

Robert Freberg served as the CEO of Brigadier Security Systems (Saskatoon) and Elite Security Systems (Regina) for 34 years. He has been a board member and volunteer with the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation for more than 40 years, and served as their president for five. Mr. Freberg has been an elected member of the National Board of Directors for the Canadian Sports Shooting Association. He was a firearms instructor for the possession and acquisition licence (PAL) and restricted possession and acquisition licence (RPAL) programs. Mr. Freberg has been involved in recreation shooting sports as a competitor, hunter and licensed gunsmith for decades.

Mr. Freberg has a strong mandate to enhance education, safety and communication to Saskatchewan's rural and urban stakeholders in his new role as CFO.

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3. Firearms Safety Tips

It is important to store your firearms safely to prevent accidents and deter loss or theft. It is also required by law.

Unload and Lock Your Firearms

  • Ensure firearms are unloaded at all times when stored.
  • Lock the firearms in a cabinet, safe or room that was built or modified specifically to store firearms safely (and is difficult to break into); or, attach a secure locking device, such as a trigger lock or cable lock (or remove the bolt), so the firearms cannot be fired.
  • Store ammunition separately or lock it up. It can be stored in the same locked gun cabinet/safe as the firearms only if they are securely locked and the container is constructed so that it cannot be readily broken into.
  • Make sure unauthorized individuals do not have access to the keys or combination locks used to lock up your firearms and ammunition unless they are permitted and licensed.

Firearm Safety Tips while Travelling

Many responsible firearms owners in Saskatchewan enjoy hunting or travelling to other destinations for reasons that require them to bring their firearms.

Please be aware, however, that law enforcement agencies advise firearms owners to be vigilant about not leaving firearms in an unattended vehicle or location, such as a hotel room, where they may be targeted by individuals who recognize the potential to take firearms and divert them towards illegal activities.

Make suitable arrangements with your accommodations provider to store your firearms in a place where they can be properly secured. Take into account that they must always have a secure locking device put in place when not in use, as well as any other storage requirements depending on the class of the firearms being stored.

When stopping for services such as restaurants and gas stations along the way, someone should stay with the vehicle, or park it in a location where it can be easily observed by you or others. Always insure the firearms are unloaded, secured and out of sight.

As responsible firearms owners, it is important to continue to do our part to prevent firearms from getting diverted and used illegally.

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