Did Trudeau ban 12 gauge shotguns?

The popular 12 gauge shotgun with adjustable choke may be prohibited in Canada

It’s hard to say if Trudeau banned normal shotguns. Legal opinions are contradictory. It will be decided in court.

According to a solid legal opinion that 12 gauge shotguns, particularly those with adjustable chokes, fall under section 95, that any firearm with a bore greater than 20 mm is now prohibited. Justice Minister Blair Tweeted, No. However, the RCMP posted that normal 12 gauge shotguns were not banned. However, posts on the RCMP website may change at any time. The key is how the bore is measured.

Ordinary 12 gauge shotguns may fall under section 96 as well, that of being capable of exceeding the limit of 10,000 joules. The problem here is the word, “capable” of doing so. Few 12 gauges typically exceed this limit; it’s not practical, not common, but a 12 gauge is “capable.” Courts will ultimately have to decide. Firearms dealers in both the US and Canada are told to consider them prohibited weapons. Owners are warned not to take any prohibited firearm out hunting or even to the range.


Behind the scenes, the RCMP has also recently changed the status of a wide range of rifles and shotguns to prohibited in the Firearms Reference Table (FRT). It’s not clear if these changes are part of the OIC or due to the RCMP unilaterally initiating reclassifications.

Here’s a list of firearms variants whose FRT entries have been changed to prohibited, but were not in the gazette.

Examples of shotguns that have been subsequently prohibited are:
• Adler B210 Bolt-Action Shotgun
• AlphaArms 15SA Semi-Automatic Shotgun
• Canuck Havoc Pump-Action Shotgun
• Eternal FX12 Semi-Automatic Shotgun

Contrary to statements by the Minister, many shotguns have been banned, including pump and bolt action models. Further, there is no simple way to know if an owner of a previous legal firearm is now a criminal.

For more information see these web sites: And here and here.

5 Comments on "Did Trudeau ban 12 gauge shotguns?"

  1. libtards suck.In 2000 they use to say:dont be ridiculous! we will not confiscate your guns! NOW they say, “don’t be ediculous! of course we are going to confiscate your guns! at least 1500 types! And we are not done yet! (all the libtard anti gun lawsMUST be repealed. It never was about public safety, the thin veneer is off, they are totalitarian communist thugs who men to disarm all of Canada so they can decree law and exterminate dissent.

  2. I have been telling my fellow firearm owners for many years this day would come. The liberals want a ‘gun free’ Canada. Now the process the liberals started back in 1995 continues. Most people that have spoken to were apathetic or simply didn’t believe another widespread ban was coming. *Surprise* Trudeau the dictator made it so. Even I’m surprised that it appears single shot 12 gauge shotguns has made the list of “prohibited weapons”. Vote Trudeau and his inner circle out of office and let’s finally fix this mess.

  3. I thought Canada was supposed to be a Democracy? Our police forces are supposed to enforce laws made by a sitting, debated in parliament government, (not Orders in Council, But debated).They are only to enforce laws like i said not make them?, but Bill C-71 lets them decide which ones to ban, etc. That sounds more like a Police state to me, not a Democracy? I thought Politicians were to listen to us? Apparently, the only time they do is to get elected? Then, They do what they want, and forget us. WAKE UP Canada, what will the Liberals band next? Fast cars? They kill more people a year than firearms ever did?

  4. Funny how a minority government has so much control. The Lib Gov is comparing a criminal who is a human predator the same as a law biding gun owner? We all know that gun toting criminals do whatever they want and don’t listen to the law. In my community the RCMP was threatened to a cut in their funding that will put the RCMP (in this community) back to horse and buggy days. So I ask the question;
    1) Who controls the RCMP?
    2) Why are they passing laws against the common public?
    3) Why do they consider law abiding gun owners a threat?
    4) What is the end goal?

    • Those are good questions, but no one has solid answers. Speculation, sure. Answers, no.

      The Liberal minority government is backed [unofficially] by two parties that are extremely anti-gun. So in effect, it’s a coalition government.

      C.S. Lewis once wrote:
      “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. “

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