Firearms Act (S.C. 1995, c. 39)

Act current to 2015-03-03 and last amended on 2015-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Temporary permit to carry

 A permit authorizing a person who does not reside in Canada to possess and carry a particular prohibited firearm or restricted firearm is deemed to be an authorization to transport if it

  • (a) was issued under subsection 110(2.1) of the former Act;

  • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day; and

  • (c) remained in force pursuant to that subsection on the commencement day.

Marginal note:Permit to transport or convey

 A permit authorizing a person to transport or to convey to a local registrar of firearms a particular prohibited firearm or restricted firearm is deemed to be an authorization to transport if it

  • (a) was

    • (i) issued under subsection 110(3) or (4) 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  • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day; and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(3) or (4) of the former Act on the commencement day.

Marginal note:Expiration

 A permit that is deemed to be an authorization to transport under section 130 or 131 expires on the expiration of the period for which the permit was expressed to be issued.

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 129 to 131 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) an authorization to carry or authorization to transport shall be issued or a condition shall be attached to a licence instead of issuing a permit; and

  • (b) only a person who has authority under this Act to issue an authorization to carry or authorization to transport may finally dispose of the application.

Marginal note:Shooting club approvals
  •  (1) An approval of a shooting club is deemed to be an approval granted under this Act if the approval

    • (a) was granted under subparagraph 109(3)(c)(iii) or paragraph 110(2)(c) of the former Act; and

    • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day.

  • Marginal note:Expiration

    (2) An approval of a shooting club that is deemed to be an approval granted under this Act expires on the earlier of

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

    • (b) one year after the commencement day.