November 8th, 2012, 05:26 PM
Has all the answers
Why Do I Need a Drivers Licence to Buy Ammunition
I was just at Canadian Tire to buy some 22's. I handed the clerk my PAL and he said he also required my drivers licence. He said they started doing this 2 weeks ago. When I asked why he said its just what he's been told. It told him I'll pass and get it elsewhere. Anyone know why they are doing this?
November 8th, 2012 05:26 PM
November 8th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Never heard of it...
A good rifle is like a good woman...and blessed is the man that can find both in his short time on Earth, for both are a joy to hold.
November 8th, 2012, 05:46 PM
I bought ammo today at Crappy Tire, all he wanted was name and PAL #. Not sure why, hopefully not to record an address.
November 8th, 2012, 05:55 PM
Getting the hang of it
November 8th, 2012, 05:59 PM
I had a thread about this a few weeks ago,the CT I went to wanted my address as well as my pal! Last time I buy ammo there!
November 8th, 2012, 06:14 PM
So they can find out where you live, break in, and steal your guns. Or they can sell the info to someone who might break in, and steal your guns. Or maybe not. Just a though. I don't give anyone my address when it might indicate that there are firearms stored in my home. That would be stupid.
November 8th, 2012, 09:25 PM
Getting the hang of it
I DO advertise I have firearms, no friends and a really bad attitude!( dog has the same but he can't shoot worth a s..t.)
So you missed. Get over it!
November 8th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Member for Life
Had it happan once many years ago at a Canadian Tire. Told them they were wrong and I left. Never had it happen again. Some Canadian tires have their own "Extra" Rules.
"This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 March 29, 2013)
November 9th, 2012, 07:32 AM
greatwhite is right. The CFO only requires a PAL to be produced, but some retailers ask for more. They are allowed to, and we are allowed to shop elsewhere:
File Reference XXX XX XX
The Firearms Act requires an individual to have a firearms licence in order to purchase ammunition. In other words, if you are a holder of a POL or a PAL, you can purchase ammunition.
The Ammunition Regulation Act of Ontario , 1994, requires businesses to record the name, age, and address of individual. A number of years ago, the CFO, for protection of privacy reasons, adopted a policy and sent a memo to all Ontario firearms businesses indicating that an individuals name and firearms licence were sufficient to meet the requirement of the Ammunition Regulation Act (ARA) as we are the regulators of both the ARA and the Firearms Act (FA) and we have access to the database that allows us to look up the ages and addresses of our licensed clients if such a need arises.
In instances, where individual does not have a firearms licence and he/she wishes to purchase pellets (pellets are defined as ammunition in the ARA but are not considered ammunition pursuant to the FA), an individual would be required to provide government photo ID, age, and address as per the ARA.
I trust this answers your question.
Chantal L. Trahan
Policy and Communications Officer
Chief Firearms Office - Ontario
Tel: 705-329-5524 or 1-800-731-4000, ext. 7544
Sent: March 29, 2012 11:45 AM
To: CFO Ontario (JUS)
Subject: ammo purchases - I.D. requirement
It is my understanding that only a valid PAL must be presented for ammunition purchases. Some retailers demand further identification. Is the presentation of additional identification required by law?
St. Thomas, On.
Canada's NFA, CSSA, NRA, OFAH, East Elgin Sportsmen's Association - Apathy is consent
November 9th, 2012, 08:24 AM
Canadian Tire (where I live) is an absolute joke. No ammo to even be tempted by, so I have no idea if they'll ask for more than a PAL. I'd be very reluctant to offer-up that information though. Seems like it adds risk (liability?) that shouldn't be there, Canadian Tire should be contacted/questioned about it.