Marginal note:Tampering with serial number
(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)
(3) No person is guilty of an offence under paragraph (1)(b) by reason only of possessing a firearm the serial number on which has been altered, defaced or removed, where 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.
(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.
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