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Firearms Act

Version of section 19 from 2023-12-15 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Transporting and using prohibited firearms or restricted firearms

  •  (1) An individual who holds a licence authorizing the individual to possess prohibited firearms or restricted firearms may be authorized to transport a particular prohibited firearm or restricted firearm between two or more specified places for any good and sufficient reason, including, without restricting the generality of the foregoing,

    • (a) for use in target practice, or a target shooting competition, under specified conditions or under the auspices of a shooting club or shooting range that is approved under section 29;

    • (a.1) to provide instructions in the use of firearms as part of a restricted firearms safety course that is approved by the federal Minister; or

    • (b) if the individual

      • (i) changes residence,

      • (ii) wishes to transport the firearm to a peace officer, firearms officer or chief firearms officer for registration or disposal in accordance with this Act or Part III of the Criminal Code,

      • (iii) wishes to transport the firearm for repair, storage, sale, exportation or appraisal, or

      • (iii.1) wishes to transport the firearm to another individual or business that holds a licence authorizing that individual or business to possess prohibited firearms or restricted firearms for purposes of storage for the time necessary for the individual to address a mental illness or similar problem, or

      • (iv) wishes to transport the firearm to a gun show.

  • Marginal note: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) — include all shooting clubs and shooting ranges that are approved under section 29 and that are located in that province.

  • Marginal note: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) — between specified places except for the purposes referred to in paragraph (1)(b).

  • Marginal note:Automatic authorization to transport — licence renewal

    (2.1) An individual who holds a licence authorizing the individual to possess a restricted firearm or a handgun referred to in subsection 12(6.1) must, if the licence is renewed, be authorized to transport it within the individual’s province of residence to and from all shooting clubs and shooting ranges that are approved under section 29. However, the authorization does not apply to a restricted firearm or a handgun referred to in subsection 12(6.1) whose transfer to the individual was approved for the purpose of having it form part of a gun collection.

  • Marginal note:Automatic authorization to transport — transfer

    (2.2) If a chief firearms officer has authorized the transfer of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm to an individual who holds a licence authorizing the individual to possess prohibited firearms or restricted firearms, the individual must be authorized to transport the firearm within the individual’s province of residence from the place where they acquire it to the place where they may possess it under section 17.

  • Marginal note:Automatic authorization to transport — transfer

    (2.3) If a chief firearms officer has authorized the transfer of a restricted firearm or a handgun referred to in subsection 12(6.1) to an individual who holds a licence authorizing the individual to possess a restricted firearm or such a handgun, the individual must be authorized to transport their restricted firearm or handgun within their province of residence to and from all shooting clubs and shooting ranges that are approved under section 29, unless the transfer of the restricted firearm or handgun was approved for the purpose of having it form part of a gun collection.

  • Marginal note:Non-residents

    (3) A non-resident may be authorized to transport a particular restricted firearm between specified places in accordance with sections 35 and 35.1.

  • 1995, c. 39, s. 19
  • 2003, c. 8, s. 16
  • 2015, c. 27, s. 6
  • 2019, c. 9, s. 4
  • 2023, c. 32, s. 18

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