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Shooting Clubs (Gun Club) Designation

Who Needs This Designation?
  Anyone who wants to operate a gun club in Nova Scotia.
Issuing Department / Agency:
  N.S. Department of Justice, Provincial Firearms Office
Where can you get this Designation and / or further information?
  Contact: Nova Scotia Provincial Firearms Office
Public Safety and Security Division
N.S. Department of Justice
  Phone: 902-424-6689 / 1-800-731-4000 extension 6505
  Write: PO Box 7
Halifax, NS  B3J 2L6
  Fax: 902-424-4308
Application Forms & Process:
  Contact the Firearms Office for the appropriate forms.
Waiting Period:
  No more than 15 working days, once all items which must accompany the application have been received, and all requirements have been met. Allow several additional days for mailing time, coming and going.
Expiry & Renewal:
  The expiry and renewal is up to the discretion of the Provincial Firearms Office.
  No Fee
Related Requirements:
  1. Club Bylaws
  2. Membership List and Executive
  3. Proof of incorporation as a non-profit organization
  4. Proof of $2,000,000.00 liability insurance
  5. Proof of affiliation with an approved shooting range
Additional Information:
  For information on the Canadian Firearms Act and its Regulations, visit the Canadian Firearms Centre website, or call this toll-free number: 1-800-731-4000.
Legislative Authority:

Criminal Code of Canada

The federal Firearms Act & Regulations.

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