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Public Agents Firearms Regulations (SOR/98-203)

Regulations are current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2006-10-26. Previous Versions

Disposal of Firearms

  •  (1) Before a public service agency disposes of a firearm, the agency shall offer the firearm to the chief firearms officer of the province in which the firearm is stored or to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, for destruction or for any scientific, research or educational purpose, or for preservation as a historical firearm.

  • (2) If the offer referred to in subsection (1) is refused, the public service agency may only dispose of the firearm by having it destroyed.

  • SOR/2004-265, s. 11
  •  (1) Every public service agency shall ensure that a report of each firearm that it disposes of is provided to the Registrar within 30 days after the disposal.

  • (2) The report shall include the following information:

    • (a) the name and public agency identification number of the public service agency or unit making the report;

    • (b) with respect to the firearm, its firearm identification number or, if there is none, the information referred to in paragraphs 8(2)(a) to (i); and

    • (c) the date, place and method of destruction.

  • (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a protected firearm that is in the possession of a public service agency on October 31, 2008 and that the agency disposes of on or before October 31, 2009.

  • SOR/2004-265, s. 11
  • SOR/2005-240, s. 5
  • SOR/2006-258, ss. 1, 2


 For the purposes of paragraph 117(o) of the Act, a public agent who contravenes any of subsections 3(1) to (3) commits an offence.

  • SOR/2004-265, s. 11

Coming into Force

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), these Regulations come into force on December 1, 1998.

  • (2) Sections 8 to 10.2 and 12 to 16 come into force on October 31, 2008.

  • SOR/98-468, s. 1
  • SOR/98-471, s. 5
  • SOR/99-109, s. 1
  • SOR/2001-9, s. 4
  • SOR/2002-443, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-401, s. 1
  • SOR/2004-265, s. 12
  • SOR/2005-240, s. 6
  • SOR/2006-258, s. 3
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