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Firearms Act (S.C. 1995, c. 39)

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Act current to 2022-07-25 and last amended on 2022-05-18. Previous Versions

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  • — 2015, c. 27, s. 10

    • 10 The Act is amended by adding the following in numerical order:

      • Obligation to provide information
        • 42.2 (1) A business may import a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm only if the business completes the prescribed form containing the prescribed information and provides it by electronic or other means to the Registrar before the importation and to a customs officer before or at the time of the importation.

        • Information sharing

          (2) The Registrar and a customs officer may provide each other with any form or information that they receive under subsection (1).

  • — 2015, c. 27, s. 15

    • 15 Subsection 83(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (d):

      • (d.1) all information provided to the Registrar under section 42.2;

  • — 2019, c. 9, s. 1

    • 2015, c. 27, s. 2(2)
      • 1 (1) Subsection 2(2) of the Firearms Act is replaced by the following:

        • Criminal Code

          (2) Unless otherwise provided, words and expressions used in this Act have the meanings assigned to them by section 2 or 84 of the Criminal Code.

      • (2) Section 2 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

        • For greater certainty

          (4) For greater certainty, nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to permit or require the registration of non-restricted firearms.

  • — 2019, c. 9, s. 3(2)

      • 3 (2) Section 12 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (9):

        • Grandfathered individuals — CZ rifle

          (10) An individual is eligible to hold a licence authorizing the individual to possess one or more firearms referred to in subsection (11) if

          • (a) the individual possessed one or more such firearms on June 30, 2018;

          • (b) the individual

            • (i) held on that day a registration certificate for one or more such firearms, in the case where at least one of those firearms was on that day a restricted firearm, or

            • (ii) applies, before the first anniversary of the commencement day, for a registration certificate that is subsequently issued for a firearm referred to in subsection (11), in any other case; and

          • (c) the individual was continuously the holder of a registration certificate for one or more such firearms beginning on

            • (i) June 30, 2018, in the case where at least one of those firearms was on that day a restricted firearm, or

            • (ii) the day on which a registration certificate referred to in subparagraph (b)(ii) is issued to the individual, in any other case.

        • Grandfathered firearms — CZ rifle

          (11) Subsection (10) applies in respect of a firearm that

          • (a) is a

            • (i) Ceská Zbrojovka (CZ) Model CZ858 Tactical-2P rifle,

            • (ii) Ceská Zbrojovka (CZ) Model CZ858 Tactical-2V rifle,

            • (iii) Ceská Zbrojovka (CZ) Model CZ858 Tactical-4P rifle, or

            • (iv) Ceská Zbrojovka (CZ) Model CZ858 Tactical-4V rifle; and

          • (b) was registered as a restricted firearm on June 30, 2018 or, in the case of a firearm that was not a restricted firearm on that day, is the subject of an application made before the first anniversary of the commencement day for a registration certificate that is subsequently issued.

        • For greater certainty

          (12) For greater certainty, the firearms referred to in subparagraphs (11)(a)(i) to (iv) include only firearms that are prohibited firearms on the commencement day.

        • Grandfathered individuals — SAN Swiss Arms

          (13) An individual is eligible to hold a licence authorizing the individual to possess one or more firearms referred to in subsection (14) if

          • (a) the individual possessed one or more such firearms on June 30, 2018;

          • (b) the individual

            • (i) held on that day a registration certificate for one or more such firearms, in the case where at least one of those firearms was on that day a restricted firearm, or

            • (ii) applies, before the first anniversary of the commencement day, for a registration certificate that was subsequently issued for a firearm referred to in subsection (14), in any other case; and

          • (c) the individual was continuously the holder of a registration certificate for one or more such firearms beginning on

            • (i) June 30, 2018, in the case where at least one of the firearms was on that day a restricted firearm, or

            • (ii) the day on which a registration certificate referred to in subparagraph (b)(ii) is issued to the individual, in any other case.

        • Grandfathered firearms — SAN Swiss Arms

          (14) Subsection (13) applies in respect of a firearm that

          • (a) is a

            • (i) SAN Swiss Arms Model Classic Green rifle,

            • (ii) SAN Swiss Arms Model Classic Green carbine,

            • (iii) SAN Swiss Arms Model Classic Green CQB rifle,

            • (iv) SAN Swiss Arms Model Black Special rifle,

            • (v) SAN Swiss Arms Model Black Special carbine,

            • (vi) SAN Swiss Arms Model Black Special CQB rifle,

            • (vii) SAN Swiss Arms Model Black Special Target rifle,

            • (viii) SAN Swiss Arms Model Blue Star rifle,

            • (ix) SAN Swiss Arms Model Heavy Metal rifle,

            • (x) SAN Swiss Arms Model Red Devil rifle,

            • (xi) SAN Swiss Arms Model Swiss Arms Edition rifle,

            • (xii) SAN Swiss Arms Model Classic Green Sniper rifle,

            • (xiii) SAN Swiss Arms Model Ver rifle,

            • (xiv) SAN Swiss Arms Model Aestas rifle,

            • (xv) SAN Swiss Arms Model Autumnus rifle, or

            • (xvi) SAN Swiss Arms Model Hiemis rifle; and

          • (b) was registered as a restricted firearm on June 30, 2018 or, in the case of a firearm that was not a restricted firearm on that day, is the subject of an application made before the first anniversary of the commencement day for a registration certificate that is subsequently issued.

  • — 2019, c. 9, s. 4(2)

    • 2015, c. 27, s. 6
      • 4 (2) Subsections 19(1.1) and (2) of the Act are replaced by the following:

        • Target practice or competition

          (1.1) In the case of an authorization to transport issued for a reason referred to in paragraph (1)(a) within the province where the holder of the authorization resides, the specified places must — except in the case of an authorization that is issued for a prohibited firearm referred to in subsection 12(9), (11) or (14) — include all shooting clubs and shooting ranges that are approved under section 29 and that are located in that province.

        • Exception for prohibited firearms other than prohibited handguns

          (2) Despite subsection (1), an individual must not be authorized to transport a prohibited firearm — other than a handgun referred to in subsection 12(6.1) or a prohibited firearm referred to in subsection 12(9), (11) or (14) — between specified places except for the purposes referred to in paragraph (1)(b).

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