Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-06-22 and last amended on 2015-06-18. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Pointing a firearm
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, points a firearm at another person, whether the firearm is loaded or unloaded.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)

    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 87;
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 139.

Possession Offences

Marginal note:Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who carries or possesses a weapon, an imitation of a weapon, a prohibited device or any ammunition or prohibited ammunition for a purpose dangerous to the public peace or for the purpose of committing an offence.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)

    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 88;
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 139.
Marginal note:Carrying weapon while attending public meeting
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, carries a weapon, a prohibited device or any ammunition or prohibited ammunition while the person is attending or is on the way to attend a public meeting.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 89;
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 139.
Marginal note:Carrying concealed weapon
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who carries a weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition concealed, unless the person is authorized under the Firearms Act to carry it concealed.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)

    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 90;
  • 1991, c. 28, s. 6, c. 40, ss. 4, 35;
  • 1994, c. 44, s. 6;
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 139.