Leave guns at home, US tourists told
A RASH of gun-toting Americans visiting Canada has prompted its border agency to launch a public awareness campaign reminding Americans about its strict firearms laws.
“Non-restricted firearms can be used for hunting purposes and protection against wildlife in remote areas,” Canada Border Services Agency said in a statement on August 22.
The “use of firearms for personal protection, or protection of property is not deemed a valid purpose to import firearms into Canada”.
Switchblades, nunchucks, crossbows, blowguns and brass knuckles are also banned in Canada.
The announcement comes on the heels of two incidents in which Texas retirees denied carrying weapons at a border checkpoint.
A search of their vehicles uncovered several handguns, a shotgun and loose ammunition. –