Community Safety

Firearms Safety

The RCMP have compiled detailed and effective firearm safety recommendations which are outlined below. This content is found on the RCMP website.

Storing, transporting and displaying firearms

Be safe! Prevent firearms accidents!
It is important to store, transport and display firearms safely to prevent accidents and deter loss or theft.
These rules apply to individuals. There are different rules for businesses.

Storing firearms safely

Unload and lock your firearms!
Store the ammunition separately or lock it up. It can be stored in the same locked container as the firearms.

Non-restricted firearms

  • Attach a secure locking device, such as a trigger lock or cable lock (or remove the bolt) so the firearms cannot be fired; or
  • Lock the firearms in a vault, safe or room that was built or modified specifically to store firearms safely.

Restricted and prohibited firearms

  • Attach a secure locking device so the firearms cannot be fired and lock them in a cabinet, container or room that is difficult to break into; or
  • Lock the firearms in a vault, safe or room that was built or modified specifically to store firearms safely.
  • For automatic firearms, also remove the bolts or bolt carriers (if removable) and lock them in a separate room that is difficult to break into.

Transporting firearms safely

Non-restricted firearms

Non-restricted firearms must be unloaded during transportation.

Restricted and prohibited firearms

  • Unload the firearms; and
  • Attach secure locking devices to the firearms; and
  • Lock the firearms in a sturdy, non-transparent container; and
  • Remove the bolts or bolt carriers from any automatic firearms (if removable).
  • Obtain an Authorization to Transport (call 1-800-731-4000).

Leaving any class of firearm in an unattended vehicle

  • Lock non-restricted firearms and locked containers carrying restricted or prohibited firearms in the trunk or in a similar lockable compartment.
  • If the vehicle does not have a trunk or lockable compartment, put firearms and firearm containers out of sight inside the vehicle and lock the vehicle.
  • If you are in a remote wilderness area and cannot lock your non-restricted firearms inside your vehicle, unload them and put them out of sight. Attach a secure locking device to the firearms unless they are needed for predator control.

Displaying firearms safely

Unload and lock your firearms!

Here are the rules for displaying firearms in your home: Ammunition cannot be displayed with, or accessible to, the firearms.

Non-restricted firearms

  • Attach secure locking devices to the firearms; or
  • Lock the firearms in a cabinet, container or room that is difficult to break into.

Restricted and prohibited firearms

  • Attach secure locking devices to the firearms; and
  • Securely attach them to something that cannot be moved.
  • For automatic firearms, also remove the bolts or bolt carriers (if removable) and lock them in a separate room that is difficult to break into.

Some rules may be different for firearms displayed away from home – for example, at a gun show. Contact the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) for more information.

Information

For more information, or to report a public safety concern, contact the CFP.

Remember

  • Don’t forget to renew your firearms licence before it expires.
  • Contact the CFP within 30 days if your address changes.

Get Involved

Become a Board Member

With the increased public scrutiny around firearms ownership, there is a need to ensure the highest standard in the delivery of firearms safety training. The FSESO is committed to providing firearms safety that is Professional, Effective, and Consistent.

The FSESO is currently seeking Board members to support our Mission and Vision.

Responsibilities

The Board of Directors is responsible for the stewardship of the organization. It must conduct the affairs of the FSESO in accordance with approved guidelines, policies and by-laws while upholding the FSESO’s Mission and Vision. The Board delegates responsibility for the general management and supervision of the affairs and operations of the FSESO to the General Manager.

Requirements

If you have an interest in promoting public safety through firearms safety training in Ontario, please review the following document for information on becoming a\ FSESO Board member.

Applicants shall have experience with, or be able to demonstrate knowledge or expertise in, one or more of the following areas: 

  • Business/Management Experience 
    • Sound management and operational business processes and practices in the private or public sector, including: 
      • Managing complex projects, leveraging information technology, planning and measuring performance, and allocating resources to achieve outcomes
  • Legal/Regulatory Experience 
    • Legal principles, processes, and systems, including: 
      • Interpreting and applying legislation, experience with adjudicative or quasijudicial hearings or tribunals, or an understanding of the legal dimensions of organizational issues. 
  • Human Resources Experience 
    • Strategic human resource management principles and policies, including: 
      • Workforce planning, employee engagement, succession planning, organizational capacity, compensation, and professional development 
      • Knowledge or expertise in CEO performance management and evaluation may be a related asset
  • Accounting/Financial Experience 
    • Accounting and/or financial management, including: 
    • Analyzing and interpreting financial statements, evaluating organizational budgets and understanding financial reporting 
  • Risk Management Experience 
    • Enterprise risk management, including: Identifying potential risks, recommending and implementing preventive measures, and devising plans to minimize the impact of risks 
    • Experience or knowledge of auditing practices, organizational controls, and compliance measures.
  • IT Experience 
    • Current and emerging technologies, current risk and regulatory requirements as they would specifically apply to FSESO’s strategic, regulatory and operating environment, including information security risk.
    • Specific experience in IT hardware/software acquisitions or governance of outsourcing.

How to Apply

Please forward your resume and expression of interest to Kevin Culhane, Executive Director 

Become an Instructor

The FSESO is not accepting new instructor applications at this time.  We accept instructor applications only as required based on the business needs of the organization.