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The one exception would be nuisance animals or pests but by special permit only.

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On 2002-09-16 12:36, ChesterGolf wrote:
Even to use the range I have to call DNR to tell them what calibre I will use and book an hour time slot.

Wow! :eek:

Does the DNR run the ranges? I had no idea things were that regulated with firearms.

I guess I'm having a hard time understanding... Usually ranges are run by private entities or gun clubs around here.

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The DNR run all of the public ranges in the province. There are private (rod and gun clubs)and military ranges also that the DNR do not run. However, you still have to get their permit to transport the firearm to the private and military ranges. It sucks for sure. We are probably one of the most conservative provinces out there. We are so close to the States... maybe they will adopt us.:smile:

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Man I'm sorry that just flat out sucks! I can't even imagine. When I was growing up, we would just go shoot a box or two of 22 shells for fun on public land. I lived in "the sticks" so it was easy to get away from any object that shouldn't be around flying lead.

When you say Nova Scotia is the most "conservative province" around, do you mean that other provinces are even more restrictive? Usually a "conservative view" in the U.S. is one that you should be able to carry/own/use a gun whenever/whereever. A "liberal view" is that there shouldn't be any guns at all.

About adopting Nova Scotia, well, one joke (if you can call it that) that I have heard is:

What is the capital of Canada?
Punch Line: Washington D.C.

Ha, Ha, bad joke (very bad) I know. But if you all were adobted, I'm sure there would be holy hell of a fight between your provinces gun laws and the NRA (national rifle association).

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No... conservative up here is more restrictive and is bad up here. Liberal up here means more freedom. Now if you are talking about our political parties, neither are good.:smile:
I live in the back woods as well but gun freedom is not an issue. Hunters/guns are bad up here in the public eye and unless us hunters can get our $hit together they are going to keep chipping away at our rights until we have none. Time to get off my soap box.
Maybe if our PM keeps pissing Bush off we will be the USA. Our PM has one large yellow streak down his back and it is pathetic to say the least.

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Ok, odd that liberal/conservative have different meanings. Your definition makes more literal sense.

Yeah I'd say you all better get your $hit together. Although, I'm at a loss for how you would go about getting gun/hunting rights back. Usually you have to have some people in the government that support your cause before you can make real progress.

I guess with our (the US) second amendment right to "bear arms" engraved in our constitution, I take a lot for granted.

Well we have that free trade thing with Canada, too made we can't export our gun laws to you all! Wink

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Trading across borders for guns is not so "free". I ordered a 22 magnum savage 93F which is built in Canada then shipped to the states. Unfortunately, Savage will not ship them back for sale in Nova Scotia! I had to settle for the only 22 mag that they would send up... the 93G. The F has a synthetic stock and the G has a wooden stock so I don't see the big diff. Anyhow, it will be fun when it arrives.

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Well I can imagine that gun movement across the border isn't exactly easy as you say. But that sounds weird with the difference in the stock only.

Are their regulations in Nova Scotia on what type of guns you can own (number rounds, caliber, age)?

Since I only own rifles and shotguns, I really don't know the exact regulations on guns in the U.S. However there are limits on the number of rounds, age of purchase, and I think caliber but I'm not sure.

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In Canada guns fall in three general categories; non-restricted, restricted and prohibited. Non-restricted guns are the hunting rifles, shotguns, etc. Restricted guns are handguns and rifles that don't qualify for non-res. for things such as barrel length(shorter than 18.5"), folding stocks,etc. You can still shoot restricted at the range but can't hunt with it. Prohibited is everything else such as assualt guns, snub nose handguns and(get this) the M1 30 carbine. Also, calibres can be restricted as well. We can't hunt with any rimfire except the 22 cal.(.17HMR is out) Center-fire is restricted to .243 and shot can't be over oo buck but this can't be used for big game(only a slug). Hope this sheds some light on our elected officials.

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Nothing larger than a 243 for center fire and no bigger rim fire than a 22? eye roll

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