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    Spousal consent for PAL

    Is it possible to achieve non restricted firearm license without of positive spousal consent? No criminal records or history of mental disorders presents.

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    You must/shall give the CFO the names of your spouse and recent lovers.
    As for if the CFO's office contacts them or not, it used to be they called all references (sometimes even for purchases "Miss, your husband is buying a gun, are you ok with that?"), but lately it seems they're missing some at PAL application checks.
    If the spouse says "no", the CFO will make a decision, which I would imagine would depend upon the nature of the reasons for the no.

    Nonetheless, outside of CFO issues -- traditionally spouses live together, and when one objects
    - it might be better to get a different hobby, or
    - take the spouse to the range, perhaps on a Western day with a BBQ, so that many can assuage any concerns. (unrelated, I bought my gal a pair of cowboy boots and a cowboy hat and 1850's style blouse and jeans, and a leather holster)

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    When my wife very weakly expressed her irrational (GTA born and raised) concern about me getting back into guns after a decade long absence, I made this statement. "I've been into guns a lot longer that I've been with you." and left it at that. No further objections, and after another 15 or so years of marriage, she realizes that guns are just objects like a car or a toaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    When my wife very weakly expressed her irrational (GTA born and raised) concern about me getting back into guns after a decade long absence, I made this statement. "I've been into guns a lot longer that I've been with you." and left it at that. No further objections, and after another 15 or so years of marriage, she realizes that guns are just objects like a car or a toaster.
    You married a Torontonian? Eeeeew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    You married a Torontonian? Eeeeew.
    Ya Toronto. Eewwwwww!
    Don't give up SQUAT!
    ZERO Compliance!

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    My dear friend, I am married twice longer that you did. I think, it is normal for common lady to deny her husband has a gun. But it is NOT normal to accept it as the law!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmytro Bryushkov View Post
    My dear friend, I am married twice longer that you did. I think, it is normal for common lady to deny her husband has a gun. But it is NOT normal to accept it as the law!
    What does how long you been married has to do? It's required for a license, If you don't like it. Then no license for you. You lie, and If she find outs. And calls. It's not good for you. One of those things that its NOT better to ask for forgiveness, Then beg.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dmytro Bryushkov View Post
    Spouses do not want us to be out of home (fishing, hunting, ext.). My wife does not want me to be out of home. I am already angler, and she does not want me to start hunting too. Try to guess, how many tackle shops gonna stay in business in 2 years, if a spousal consent is accepted to be mandatory for receiving a fishing licence. Probably, very few! Thus, such wird requirement (does not exists in firearm licensing system in any countries of the world, which still allows own citizens to have firearms, even in Russia and Korea) is unreasonable and must be abolished! If I am allowed to have a PAL, I may spend approximately $400.00 for the hunting/firearm license and much more for shotgun and rifle. What profit is missed by government, if I am not allowed to spend this money for my dream? And if I am dangerous for public (no history of mental illness, depression, substance abuse or criminal record), why I am still allowed to be Registered Health Care Professional?
    Like I said few posts above. My mom neighbors had NO history. He bought a gun and used it against himself when he killed himself. The family had NO idea he even owned a gun. Now getting upset because it's the law here. Sounds like your not mature enough to need a firearm.

    Well guess you need to start educating her and talking. Or find a new hobby.

    Hi honey how are you?
    Oh great I bought a gun and got my license.
    EEEEEKKKKKKK SHOCKING..

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    If anybody has real suicidal thoughts, does not matter the way this person decides to terminate his life. Usual rope or even a necktie will do this jub too. If your mom's neighbor had no gun, he would hang himself or choose something different. Besides, it is still possible to buy a gun illegally (quite OK for someone who is not going to hunt, but wants to kill himself).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    You married a Torontonian? Eeeeew.
    So did my wife. There _are_ a few of us with our heads screwed on right.
    We've made a life in calmer surroundings though. You couldn't pay me enough to go back there

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    When my wife very weakly expressed her irrational (GTA born and raised) concern about me getting back into guns after a decade long absence, I made this statement. "I've been into guns a lot longer that I've been with you." and left it at that. No further objections, and after another 15 or so years of marriage, she realizes that guns are just objects like a car or a toaster.
    Remember:
    To the CFO, any LEO or judge her word is like the 10 commandments etched into stone by God on the mount ... as the man in the relationship your word is worthless.

    If she deep 6’s your PAL or restricted app it’s DOA 999 times out of 1000.
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