Hey, Im in Canada and its never stopped me from shooting and Im 16. At 15 you can take the firearms safety course, and if you pass you may get a minors permit which allows you to handle firearms by yourself and purchase ammo when you turn 16. Although, you will need to be 18 to attain your actual PAL which lets you buy firearms. So unless a parent has a PAL and can buy a firearm for you to shoot your outta luck until your 18.
On another note, you only need to be 18 to purchase airguns that are under 500 fps. And you can get a .22 caliber pellet gun that goes 495 fps (This will allow you to take small game such as squirrels from close enough range) Im 16 and I have bought over 5 firearms (Gamo pellet gun, Remington 870, Ruger 10/22, Remington 700, and a Savage Edge 30-06) I bought them all with my money using my dads PAL, and since I have my minors permit I can handle them by myself.
If you have not passed your firearms safety course, heres some info on how to get it.
If you have that, apply for your minors permit here
· 9 years ago