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Thursday September 1st, 2016

Posted at 11:17am

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The Canada Border Services Agency has launched a new firearms awareness campaign to inform visitors to Canada to leave their handguns at home.

Officials say that most undeclared firearms seized by the CBSA at land border ports of entry in Ontario are personal firearms belonging to travellers arriving from the United States.

They say they have seen a steady increase in the number of firearms seized over the past five years.

“Our goal is to bring awareness of our laws relating to firearms to visitors to Canada. Firearms and weapons are high-risk commodities and their interdiction is a CBSA enforcement priority. Firearms should be left at home when visiting Canada unless they are being declared for a legitimate purpose,” said Rick Comerford, Regional Director General, Southern Ontario Region.

 

 

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