Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-08-04 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Unauthorized importing or exporting
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who imports or exports

    • (a) a prohibited firearm, a restricted firearm, a non-restricted firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition, or

    • (b) any component or part designed exclusively for use in the manufacture of or assembly into an automatic firearm,

    otherwise than under the authority of the Firearms Act or any other Act of Parliament or any regulations made under an Act of Parliament.

  • 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:Attorney General of Canada may act

    (3) Any proceedings in respect of an offence under subsection (1) may be commenced at the instance of the Government of Canada and conducted by or on behalf of that government.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 104;
  • 1991, c. 40, s. 16;
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 139;
  • 2015, c. 27, s. 27.

Offences relating to Lost, Destroyed or Defaced Weapons, etc.

Marginal note:Losing or finding
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who

    • (a) having lost 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, or having had it stolen from the person’s possession, does not with reasonable despatch report the loss to a peace officer, to a firearms officer or a chief firearms officer; or

    • (b) on finding a prohibited firearm, a restricted firearm, a non-restricted firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition that the person has reasonable grounds to believe has been lost or abandoned, does not with reasonable despatch deliver it to a peace officer, a firearms officer or a chief firearms officer or report the finding to a peace officer, a firearms officer or a 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. 105;
  • 1991, c. 28, s. 10, c. 40, ss. 18, 39;
  • 1994, c. 44, s. 7;
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 139;
  • 2015, c. 27, s. 28.