There seems to be some confusion as to what information must be provided by, and also recorded in our log book, related to users of restricted and prohibited firearms at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club.

The following section are from the Shooting Clubs and Shooting Ranges Regulations (SOR/98-212):

14. (1) The operator of an approved shooting club shall keep records, with respect to the following users of restricted firearms or prohibited firearms, that include
(a) with respect to a member or officer of the club
(i) his or her name, address and phone number,
(ii) his or her membership card number, and
(iii) the number of his or her licence to possess firearms or, if one does not exist, his or her date of birth; and
(b) with respect to a guest of a member or officer of the club
(i) the information required in subparagraph (a)(i), and
(ii) the number of his or her licence to possess firearms, if one exists.
(2) Every record made under subsection (1) must be maintained for at least six years.
(3) At the chief firearms officer’s request, the operator of the approved shooting club shall submit to the chief firearms officer a report containing all or any requested part of the information described in subsection (1).

15. (1) The operator of an approved shooting club shall, on the request of a chief firearms officer, supply a written description of the participation, if any, of a current or past member or officer of the shooting club or his or her guest, in target practice or target shooting competitions within the previous five years, where subsection 67(2) of the Act applies to the member, officer or guest.

(2) The operator of an approved shooting club shall, on the request of a current or past member or officer of the shooting club or his or her guest, supply to the requestor the description referred to in subsection (1) that concerns the requestor.

Sec. 67(2) of the Firearms Act deals with the renewal of your ATT and whether or not it has been used for the purposes that was originally stated on your application. As stated in 15(1) and (2), a chief firearms officer can ask the club for information from the previous five years related to your shooting activity to base his or her decision on whether or not to renew your ATT.

The membership card system the was discussed at the general meeting in January of 2010 is meant to track the status of members of the club and membership expiry dates. The system under discussion does not interphase with RCMP databases in any way.