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Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Canada to US travelers: leave your guns at home

The Canadian government is launching an awareness campaign targeting American travelers, reminding them that firearms are not welcome when travelling north.
The Canada Border Services Agency wants to educate travelers about the country's tight gun control laws after two Texans in separate incidents were stopped at checkpoints when firearms were discovered in their vehicles.
Both men were ordered to pay fines, their firearms were destroyed and they were denied entry into Canada.
"It is strongly recommended that you not carry your firearm when travelling to Canada and/or transiting through Canada to reach another US destination. However, should you choose to travel with your firearms, you must declare all firearms in your possession at the first Canadian designated port of entry," the Canada Border Services Agency said in a statement.
"You must also have all the necessary permits and have your firearm appropriately stored."
The agency says most guns seized at land ports of entry are from US travelers unaware of the strict policy, it said.

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