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Why we are doing this survey

Regulations were amended on May 1, 2020 to prohibit a large number of firearms in Canada.

There are a lot of misconceptions and lack of understanding about how these newly prohibited firearms are used by Canadians. To address this, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is surveying firearms owners across the country.

We need your knowledge and experience to help paint the true picture of how Canadians use these firearms.

This is also important because the ability of government to prohibit firearms is restricted in the Criminal Code (section 117.15 (2)) if the firearm is reasonable for hunting or sporting purposes. It can be argued that all of the newly prohibited firearms were used for ‘sporting purposes’, but we also know that previously non-restricted firearms were used by Canadians for hunting. There has been no detailed analysis of how newly prohibited firearms were used before May 1, 2020, and we would like to better inform the general public, political, and legal discussions that are happening right now.

Thank you for taking the time to participate. Please share the link and help us with this initiative.

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to the OFAH. For this reason, we are not collecting any personal information that ties you to ownership of specific firearms. We are asking about newly prohibited firearms in a general way that could include experience through past or current personal ownership, knowledge of use by family and friends, or simply general knowledge. We do not want to directly associate you (or anyone) with a particular firearm, so please do not make comments about your personal identity (or the identity of others) in response to any questions.

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* 1. Are you familiar with any firearms that were prohibited by the amended regulations introduced on May 1, 2020? If you are unsure what was prohibited, please check this list.