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Author Topic: Alberta gun owners struggle to renew licenses due to massive federal delays  (Read 607 times)

IronNoggin

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Someone asked previously why Alberta would bother setting up their own firearm license processing (and more) administration to replace that of the feds.

Here's the short answer:

Alberta gun owners struggle to renew licenses due to massive federal delays


With hunting seasons open across Alberta, many firearms owners are finding themselves facing a difficult decision.

To have a firearm you must have a possession and acquisition license also known as a PAL but unusually long delays in renewing licenses means some will have to pass on their annual hunting trips or risk running afoul of the law.

The delays are affecting as many as 60,000 or 70,000 Albertans this year and Alberta's chief firearms officer Teri Bryant says applications are taking between six and nine months to complete.


https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/alberta-gun-owners-struggle-to-renew-licenses-due-to-massive-federal-delays-1.6096055

I do not know if these delays are intentional, or due to incompetence. However it is quite clear problems with the current system exist and Alberta is preparing to tackle them head on.

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