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Old October 9, 2012, 09:24 PM   #9
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...unfortunately, suppressors are considered "prohibited devices" in Canada, and are forbidden to the peons...
I feel that a little additional explanation is necessary to help the many American shooters on this list to understand Canadian law.

In Canada, so-called "Prohibited" weapons are not truly prohibited in the strict and literal sense. Someone who is already the licensed owner of a Prohibited weapon is considered to be grandfathered and can obtain other Prohibited weapons of the same class. However, if one doesn't already legally own a similar type of Prohibited weapon, it is nearly impossible to get a new license to possess one, and building or importing Prohibited weapons for civilian sale is generally forbidden.

IOW the system is essentially a closed loop- current legal owners can choose from current legally owned Prohibited weapons, but new weapons and new legal owners are not allowed under normal circumstances.
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