Firearms Act (S.C. 1995, c. 39)

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-01-01. Previous Versions

OFFENCES

Marginal note:False statements to procure licences, etc.
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who, for the purpose of procuring a licence, registration certificate or authorization for that person or any other person, knowingly makes a statement orally or in writing that is false or misleading or knowingly fails to disclose any information that is relevant to the application for the licence, registration certificate or authorization.

  • Marginal note:False statements to procure customs confirmations

    (2) Every person commits an offence who, for the purpose of procuring the confirmation by a customs officer of a document under this Act for that person or any other person, knowingly makes a statement orally or in writing that is false or misleading or knowingly fails to disclose any information that is relevant to the document.

  • Marginal note:Definition of “statement”

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

Marginal note:Tampering with licences, etc.

 Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse the proof of which lies on the person, alters, defaces or falsifies

  • (a) a licence, registration certificate or authorization; or

  • (b) a confirmation by a customs officer of a document under this Act.

Marginal note:Unauthorized possession of ammunition

 Every business commits an offence that possesses ammunition, unless the business holds a licence under which it may possess ammunition.

Marginal note:Punishment

 Every person who commits an offence under section 106, 107 or 108, who contravenes subsection 29(1) or who contravenes a regulation made under paragraph 117(d), (e), (f), (g), (i), (j), (l), (m) or (n) the contravention of which has been made an offence under paragraph 117(o)

  • (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:Contravention of conditions of licences, etc.

 Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, contravenes a condition of a licence, registration certificate or authorization held by the person.

Marginal note:Punishment

 Every person who commits an offence under section 110 or who does not comply with section 103

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

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