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21. RE: Ladies and Gentlemen! Let the November Project Begin!
Dec 28 2011, 3:33 PM ESTIdeas for Quebec.
Weaponry laws, Urban:
-4" maximum length of knife blade (cutting surface only is measured)
-Must be a folding knife (NO fixed blade)
-ILLEGAL to carry a knife for defensive purposes (must be for working purposes, e.g. cutting boxes)
-NO Mace, pepper spray, TASER, stun gun, or any "disabling" self-defence weapon is allowed
-NO gun is allowed to be carried out of a locked case, and you must have a reason to bring this gun with you (e.g.: I'm going to the range)
-NO Concealed Carry License is available to the population
-Self-defence methods like fists, kubotans, or any "non-cutting" and "non-stabbing" weapons are allowed (you could possibly carry a baseball bat, but it will look highly suspect if the nearest baseball field is 10km away, but police officers are NOT allowed to arrest you for this. This is the same for any object you use to play a certain sport, like a golf club, or a hockey stick)
Weaponry laws, Wilderness:
-NO knife restriction, but use common sense (closer you are to nature, bigger your "fang" can be)
-Guns can be carried, but you have to have a reason (e.g. Hunting), but you also have to carry the documents to "approve" your reason (e.g. hunting license, gun acquisition and possession permit, or any other document, like a PESCA approvement for bow hunting and crossbow hunting)
-Pepper spray can be carried, but only for bear repellent usage
-Kids are allowed to carry ONLY air rifles, and they must follow these guidelines
1)495fps maximum velocity
2) .22 caliber maximum
but, even with these restrictions, wardens are rare, and they usually let you pass, even if your child has a .22 caliber rim fire, because no fines can be charged to you, and they do not find it "worth it" to make people follow these rules.
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22. RE: Ladies and Gentlemen! Let the November Project Begin!
Dec 28 2011, 3:44 PM ESTCONTD.
-If you carry a non semi-auto rifle for hunting, I heard some wardens will tolerate it if you have a pistol by your side for protection while hunting dangerous animals like bears, wolves, etc. because if, for example, you are bow-hunting bears, if you only wound the bear, and it falls unconscious, when you find it and try to take it, maybe it will "wake-up" and attack you. If this is your motive for carrying a handgun while hunting, the warden could tolerate it.
SIDE-NOTE: People in Quebec are very "scared" of big weapons. For example, if you are hiking in a trail carrying a big Cold Steel San Mai III TrailMaster, and you cross the path of a fellow hiker, and he sees your big knife, maybe he will "poop in his pants" and call the police. But, fortunately, no-one an do anything about it but give you a warning, because when you go in the wild like this, it becomes a legal action to carry a big knife to have a line of defence against dangerous animals. Do you find this valuable?