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    Poll: Does your Gun Club Require Criminal Record Checks?

    Does your club require additional criminal records checks over and above that which the Government already does?

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    That would be redundant given what's involved with the PAL
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    Having a PAL is not an approved check for overseeing youth (child care, tutor; but not including nannies and babysitters), or senior care (including visiting in long term care facilities).
    There are a list of professionals that are required by law to have a background check, but I doubt any of them are related to a gun club.
    Note that a PAL background check is mostly about violence, so shoplifting might be overlooked for a PAL but may be important for senior care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    Having a PAL is not an approved check for overseeing youth (child care, tutor; but not including nannies and babysitters), or senior care (including visiting in long term care facilities).
    What you're referring to is a vulnerable sector check.

    I don't know if our club does, but many organizations should and do. Mapleseed comes to mind. They had me submit one when applying for an instructor role.
    Last edited by awndray; 02-11-2019 at 08:13 AM.

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    No, we figure if you are good to get a gun with the RCMP , you are good with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkR View Post
    Does your club require additional criminal records checks over and above that which the Government already does?
    I would not belong to a club that did. Its NONE of their business. The ONLY thing they need to be concerned about is that members have a PAL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkR View Post
    Does your club require additional criminal records checks over and above that which the Government already does?
    I don't know any that do, and I certainly wouldn't be a member of any that do (not by their choice, but by mine). More people sticking their noses into other peoples business is very much what we don't need.
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    For the average gun club member it would go too far but if the club ran a junior shooting program or other activity directed at younger people a full police record check and vulnerable sector check of adults directly involved in the program would be prudent. Both go much further than a simple PAL screening.

    http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/types-c...kground-checks

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    Funny enough, I just got certified as an instructor in NB to teach firearm safety and hunter ed, and the province needed an RCMP background check.

    I tried to start the conversation with "Don't you know that by having a PAL that I alre..." and I didn't even bother. It was free, so I gave them their piece of redundant paper.

    I could understand the vulnerable sector check discussed above because I'll be teaching to minors, but they wanted both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awndray View Post
    What you're referring to is a vulnerable sector check.

    I don't know if our club does, but many organizations should and do. Mapleseed comes to mind. They had me submit one when applying for an instructor role.
    I really don't see gun owners as being a "vulnerable" sector.

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