Firearms Act (S.C. 1995, c. 39)

Act current to 2014-10-27 and last amended on 2014-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Pending applications

 Every application that was pending on the commencement day for a document that would be a document referred to in any of sections 120 to 125 had it been issued before the commencement day shall be dealt with and disposed of under and in accordance with the former Act, except that

  • (a) a licence shall be issued instead of issuing a firearms acquisition certificate or a permit or making an approval or designation; and

  • (b) only a person who has authority under this Act to issue a licence may finally dispose of the application.

Registration Certificates

Marginal note:Registration certificates
  •  (1) A registration certificate is deemed to be a registration certificate issued under section 60 if it

    • (a) was

      • (i) issued under subsection 109(7) of the former Act, or

      • (ii) continued under subsection 6(2) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69, chapter 38 of the Statutes of Canada, 1968-69, or subsection 48(2) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1977, chapter 53 of the Statutes of Canada, 1976-77; and

    • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day.

  • Marginal note:Expiration

    (2) A registration certificate that is deemed to be a registration certificate issued under section 60 expires on the earlier of

    • (a) its expiration under section 66, and

    • (b) December 31, 2002, or such other date as is prescribed.

Marginal note:Pending applications

 Every application for a registration certificate that was pending on the commencement day shall be dealt with and disposed of under and in accordance with the former Act, except that only a person who has authority under this Act to issue a registration certificate may finally dispose of the application.

Authorized Transportation of Firearms

Marginal note:Permit to carry
  •  (1) A permit authorizing a person to possess a particular prohibited firearm or restricted firearm is deemed to be an authorization to carry or authorization to transport if it

    • (a) was

      • (i) issued under subsection 110(1) of the former Act, or

      • (ii) continued under subsection 6(2) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69, chapter 38 of the Statutes of Canada, 1968-69, or subsection 48(1) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1977, chapter 53 of the Statutes of Canada, 1976-77;

    • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day; and

    • (c) remained in force pursuant to subsection 110(1) of the former Act on the commencement day.

  • Marginal note:Geographical extent

    (2) A permit that is deemed to be an authorization to carry or authorization to transport is valid only in the province in which the permit was issued, unless it was endorsed pursuant to subsection 110(10) of the former Act as being valid within the provinces indicated in the permit, in which case it remains valid within those provinces.

  • Marginal note:Expiration

    (3) A permit that is deemed to be an authorization to carry or authorization to transport expires on the earlier of

    • (a) the expiration of the period for which it was expressed to be issued, and

    • (b) two years after the commencement day.