Buffalo Target Shooters Association
PO Box 394
300, 8120 Beddington Blvd NW
Calgary Alberta T3K 2A8
Last updated: Oct. 15, 2020
The Buffalo Target Shooters Association hosts this site and gathers only the information it requires:
The Buffalo Target Shooters Association is required to collect certain information pursuant to firearms legislation and regulations.
From: Government of Canada - Shooting Clubs and Shooting Ranges Regulations (SOR/98-212)
14 (1) The operator of an approved shooting club shall keep records, with respect to the following users of restricted firearms or prohibited firearms, that include
(a) with respect to a member or officer of the club
(i) his or her name, address and phone number,
(ii) his or her membership card number, and
(iii) the number of his or her licence to possess firearms or, if one does not exist, his or her date of birth; and
(b) with respect to a guest of a member or officer of the club
(i) the information required in subparagraph (a)(i), and(2) Every record made under subsection (1) must be maintained for at least six years.
(ii) the number of his or her licence to possess firearms, if one exists.
(3) At the chief firearms officer’s request, the operator of the approved shooting club shall submit to the chief firearms officer a report containing all or any requested part of the information described in subsection (1).
One of the aspects that is part of the legislation is the use and maintenance of range sign in sheets. Each time you and your guests visit the range, you are required to use the sign in sheet, and the association maintains these records pursuant to the regulations.
Participation of Officers, Members and their Guests
15 (1) The operator of an approved shooting club shall, on the request of a chief firearms officer, supply a written description of the participation, if any, of a current or past member or officer of the shooting club or his or her guest, in target practice or target shooting competitions within the previous five years, where subsection 67(2) of the Act applies to the member, officer or guest.
(2) The operator of an approved shooting club shall, on the request of a current or past member or officer of the shooting club or his or her guest, supply to the requestor the description referred to in subsection (1) that concerns the requestor.
For operational reasons, we collect contact information (address, email, phone) and information about member interests (IPSC, IDPA, Steel Challenge, etc.) to be able to inform our members of events and programs of interest. We ask if our members are willing to volunteer to assist in association work and maintenance, or events. We ask if our members have achieved relevant certifications or approvals (RO certification, Range Orientation) related to our programs and range use, especially with respect to safety. We ask our members to include a photograph, which is displayed only on their membership card.
The Buffalo Target Shooters Association will comply with all lawful requests for information made by government authorities.
Family Administrators (Bundle Administrators) that provide information on their family members are deemed to have consented to the use of that information under this policy on their behalf.
We do not knowingly share member information with third parties. We do not sell member information to third parties.
The BTSA reserves the right to gather and use information from video surveillance, photographs, and other media formats for its operational purposes. Users attending the ranges and BTSA properties will be deemed as consenting to this process.
We invite you to direct questions or concerns regarding this policy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will respond in due course.