Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-07-09 and last amended on 2015-06-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Destroying
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who

    • (a) after destroying any prohibited firearm, restricted firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition, or

    • (b) on becoming aware of the destruction of any prohibited firearm, restricted firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition that was in the person’s possession before its destruction,

    does not with reasonable despatch report the destruction to a peace officer, firearms officer or chief firearms officer.

  • 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. 106;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 203;
  • 1991, c. 40, s. 19;
  • 1995, c. 22, s. 10, c. 39, s. 139;
  • 2012, c. 6, s. 6.
Marginal note:False statements
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who knowingly makes, before a peace officer, firearms officer or chief firearms officer, a false report or statement concerning the loss, theft or destruction of a prohibited firearm, a restricted firearm, a non-restricted firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device, any prohibited ammunition, an authorization, a licence or a registration certificate.

  • 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.

  • Definition of “report” or “statement”

    (3) In this section, “report” or “statement” means an assertion of fact, opinion, belief or knowledge, whether material or not and whether admissible or not.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 107;
  • 1991, c. 40, s. 20;
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 139;
  • 2015, c. 27, s. 29.
Marginal note:Tampering with serial number
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on the person,

    • (a) alters, defaces or removes a serial number on a firearm; or

    • (b) possesses a firearm knowing that the serial number on it has been altered, defaced or removed.

  • 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.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) No person is guilty of an offence under paragraph (1)(b) by reason only of possessing a prohibited firearm or restricted firearm the serial number on which has been altered, defaced or removed, if that serial number has been replaced and a registration certificate in respect of the firearm has been issued setting out a new serial number for the firearm.

  • Marginal note:Evidence

    (4) In proceedings for an offence under subsection (1), evidence that a person possesses a firearm the serial number on which has been wholly or partially obliterated otherwise than through normal use over time is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof that the person possesses the firearm knowing that the serial number on it has been altered, defaced or removed.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 108;
  • 1991, c. 40, s. 20;
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 139;
  • 2012, c. 6, s. 7.