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Firearms Act

Version of section 38 from 2003-01-01 to 2012-04-04:

The following provision is not in force.

Marginal note:Authorization for individuals who hold a licence to export firearms

  •  (1) An individual who holds a licence may export a firearm if, at the time of the exportation,

    • (a) the individual

      • (i) declares the firearm to a customs officer in the prescribed manner and, in the case of a declaration in writing, completes the prescribed form containing the prescribed information, and

      • (ii) produces his or her licence and the registration certificate for the firearm and, in the case of a prohibited firearm or restricted firearm, an authorization to transport the firearm; and

    • (b) a customs officer confirms the documents referred to in subparagraphs (a)(i) and (ii) in the prescribed manner.

  • Marginal note:Non-compliance

    (2) Where a firearm is declared to a customs officer but the requirements of subparagraph (1)(a)(ii) are not complied with, the customs officer may detain the firearm.

  • Marginal note:Disposal of firearm

    (3) A firearm that is detained under subsection (2) may be disposed of in the prescribed manner.

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