The Firearms Act is about licensing and registration, not confiscation. — Former Justice Minister Anne McLellan, July 31, 1998.

My first gun was a beautiful Browning double barreled shotgun, over and under, with 26″ barrels, choked skeet and skeet. It was manufactured in Belgium at the Fabrique Nationale, a skeet gun. I used some of my summer earnings from working on a farm to pay for it. I purchased it from a neighbour who had received it as a gift, but never used it as he was not that interested in shooting. I offered him $400.00 for it, thinking he would laugh at my offer (the gun was worth approximately $800 retail at the time), but he said no, he would sell it to me for $200, provided my father approved.