Firearms Act (S.C. 1995, c. 39)

Act current to 2014-07-22 and last amended on 2014-01-01. Previous Versions

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Licences

Marginal note:Firearms acquisition certificates
  •  (1) A firearms acquisition certificate is deemed to be a licence if it

    • (a) was issued under section 106 or 107 of the former Act;

    • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day; and

    • (c) was valid pursuant to subsection 106(11) of the former Act, or pursuant to that subsection as applied by subsection 107(1) of the former Act, on the commencement day.

  • Marginal note:Authorizations

    (2) A firearms acquisition certificate that is deemed to be a licence authorizes the holder

    • (a) to acquire and possess any firearms other than prohibited firearms that are acquired by the holder on or after the commencement day and before the expiration or revocation of the firearms acquisition certificate;

    • (b) in the case of an individual referred to in subsection 12(2), (3), (4), (5), (6) or (8), to acquire and possess any prohibited firearms referred to in that subsection that are acquired by the holder on or after the commencement day; and

    • (c) in the case of a particular individual who is eligible under subsection 12(7) to hold a licence authorizing the particular individual to possess a handgun referred to in subsection 12(6.1) (pre-December 1, 1998 handguns) in the circumstances described in subsection 12(7), to acquire and possess such a handgun in those circumstances, if the particular handgun is acquired by the particular individual on or after the commencement day.

  • Marginal note:Expiration

    (3) A firearms acquisition certificate that is deemed to be a licence expires on the earlier of

    • (a) five years after the day on which it was issued, and

    • (b) the issuance of a licence to the holder of the firearms acquisition certificate.

  • Marginal note:Lost, stolen and destroyed firearms acquisition certificates

    (4) Where a firearms acquisition certificate that is deemed to be a licence is lost, stolen or destroyed before its expiration under subsection (3), a person who has authority under this Act to issue a licence may issue a replacement firearms acquisition certificate that has the same effect as the one that was lost, stolen or destroyed.

  • 1995, c. 39, s. 120;
  • 2003, c. 8, s. 56.
Marginal note:Minors’ permits
  •  (1) A permit is deemed to be a licence if it

    • (a) was issued under subsection 110(6) or (7) of the former Act to a person who was under the age of eighteen years;

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

    • (c) remained in force pursuant to subsection 110(8) of the former Act on the commencement day.

  • Marginal note:Authorizations

    (2) A permit that is deemed to be a licence authorizes the holder to possess firearms that are neither prohibited firearms nor restricted firearms.

  • Marginal note:Geographical extent

    (3) A permit that is deemed to be a licence is valid only in the province in which it was issued, unless the permit 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

    (4) A permit that is deemed to be a licence expires on the earliest of

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

    • (b) the day on which the person to whom it was issued attains the age of eighteen years, and

    • (c) five years after the birthday of the person next following the day on which it was issued, if that fifth anniversary occurs on or after the commencement day.