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If you own firearms, take firearms safety training and refresher courses. Always unload and lock your guns. Store the ammunition separately. The purpose of safe storage is to help prevent access to firearms by unauthorized persons; to reduce theft; and to prevent the unintentional discharge of firearms.

To prevent impulsive acts of self-violence, it is vital that guns and ammunition are inaccessible. It is important to reach out to loved ones with mental health issues and to encourage and support them in seeking appropriate treatment. For more information and resources on good mental health, visit

If you have an urgent or life-threatening concern related to a firearm, call 911 or your local police emergency number.

For non-urgent questions, the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program provides a toll-free number during regular business hours. Your call will be routed to the provincial Chief Firearms Officer for appropriate action.

This non-emergency police line is answered from 07:00 to 16:00 (Eastern Time), Monday to Friday.

  • Telephone: 1 800 731-4000, ext. 2064 (English)
  • Téléphone : 1-800-731-4000, poste 2063 (français)
  • You can also email



For more information, please contact:

Catherine Gaudreau

Communications/Media Program Coordinator

(613) 739-1535 (ext. 228)



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