Slingshots in Canada

Discussion in 'Laws and Regulations' started by Geisterjager, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Geisterjager

    Geisterjager New Member

    Hello fellow Slingshot fans.

    I am a Canadian from Toronto. I have been trying to find out just what the laws are concerning slingshots.

    Not have much in the way of resources I am using google. So far from the website
    all I can find is restrictions concerning transportation of any king of weapon including slingshots
    see TP 14628 E - Prohibited Items List.

    As for Ontario...

    Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c. 12

    current statute December 31, 2016 – (e-Laws currency date)
    shotgun, air gun, pellet gun, paint ball gun, slingshot, bow or cross bow. 2006, c. 12, s. 38 (2).

    Here you will have to scan the document your self as it is too large and broken into areas.

    But in short it looks very much like no slingshots in any provincial park or Conservation Area.

    Now to the worst of it. I though the waters were muddy in Ontario law, well Toronto is terrible.

    I searched the Bylaws and search term slingshots...

    By-law Search Results
    No result was found, please refine the search criteria Refine Search was the reply.

    I did find that you can not take a slingshot to Canada's wonderland or the Toronto Zoo.

    I will keep digging. Its going to be a real slog as Toronto has the most disconnect civic information system in Canada.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
  2. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

    Hi there,

    I don´t think you have to worry.
    We had canadian slingshooters here before and
    amazon canada is selling a lot of slingshots.
    I guess they would not sell illegal goods on amazon, won´t they?:D

    Metrograde goods, a famous slingshot manufacturer is canadian as well and he mentioned the problem with public shooting... so i guess no shooting in parks or residential areas. Unfortunately i don´t recall the website where all laws regarding slingshots were listed.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2017

  3. Geisterjager

    Geisterjager New Member

    I think your right

    Yes other than what was mentioned above I think it is ok.

    Now all I need is some where to shoot it outside. Maybe a club or range.

    Thanks for your reply.
  4. NamenloserHeld91

    NamenloserHeld91 Senior Member

    The good part about a Slingshot is that you can fire it everywhere you want. So you need no special place for it.
    But always a good idear is to never show your slingshot. If its illegal or not never show the peopel you got one. If you breake something everyone gonna know its your foult!
  5. JimRhodo

    JimRhodo Junior Member

    I think it's reasonable to ban slingshots in zoos and conversation areas (cafés for example). Seriously though to get into trouble with the law the law needs good reason (or A reason) to investigate.

    Don't annoy the neighbours who may report you for disturbing the peace
    Don't shoot at or near people who may report you for threatening behaviour
    Avoid domestic pets (cruelty to animals)
    Don't damage anybodies property

    Do shoot with an awareness of what lies behind your target.
    Be aware of how far your ammo can travel
    Be aware of how hard and far your ammo can ricochet.
    Don't get hoity toity if challenged.
    If someone approaches your secluded spot bide your time until the footsteps fade away.
    If they sneak back for a nosey you've. done as much as a reasonable person can to be a responsible law abiding citizen.
  6. Flipgun

    Flipgun Active Member

    The basic rules are: #1, Don't be Stupid. #2, Don't get caught. #3, Be ready to throw it away. Poachers and Dopers have lived by these rules for centuries They must work. ;)

  7. Yep, those simple rules can be applied to many questionably legal items; guns, knives, drugs, ivory, and so on. Reminds me a lot of the S.S.S. rule that was mentioned recently on another topic.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2017
  8. But as long as you don't go asking for trouble, you should be fine. I
  9. Flipgun

    Flipgun Active Member

    " ...S.S.S. rule..." I did not know what this was. I do now. I cannot see how it applies. Teach me; Ibo Kenoble Was! "As he cracks another Malt Liquor." ;)
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2017
  10. JimRhodo

    JimRhodo Junior Member

    Side-Side-Side (SSS) Rule. Side-Side-Side is a rule used to prove whether a given set of triangles are congruent. The SSS rule states that: If three sides of one triangle are equal to three sides of another triangle, then the triangles are congruent.

    Looks of bafflement. :confused:
  11. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

    in cambridge its fine to shoot on private property if you dont assault anyone. and as for forest parks, apparently you are able to even go paintball in them as long as you dont bother people. this is after calling local police and asking. but kitchener just next door doesnt allow the park thing. so it seems to be city specific.