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Firearms Act (S.C. 1995, c. 39)

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Act current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2017-11-30. Previous Versions

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  • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day; and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    • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day.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

Marginal note:Temporary storage permit

 Every permit authorizing a person to temporarily store a particular prohibited firearm or restricted firearm

  • (a) that was issued under subsection 110(3.1) of the former Act,

  • (b) that had not been revoked before the commencement day, and

  • (c) that remained in force pursuant to subsection 110(3.3) of the former Act on the commencement day

continues in force until the expiration of the period for which it was expressed to be issued, unless the permit is revoked by a chief firearms officer for any good and sufficient reason.

Conditional Amendments to this Act

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Amendments to the Criminal Code

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Related and Consequential Amendments to the Criminal Code

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Related and Consequential Amendments to Other Acts

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 [Repealed, 2003, c. 8, s. 55]

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Conditional Amendments

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Coming into Force

Marginal note:Coming into force

  • Footnote * (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Act or any of its provisions or any provision of any other Act enacted or amended by this Act, other than sections 136, 137 and 174, shall come into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Coming into force if no order made

    (2) If no order bringing this Act or any of its provisions or any provision of any other Act enacted or amended by this Act is made before January 1, 2003, this Act, other than sections 136, 137 and 174, comes into force on that date.

    • Return to footnote *[Note: Section 85, as enacted by section 139, and sections 141 to 150 in force January 1, 1996, see SI/96-2; sections 118 and 119 in force April 30, 1996, see SI/96-39; section 95 in force December 18, 1997, see SI/98-2; sections 1, 2 and 117 in force February 25, 1998, see SI/98-35; sections 3 and 4, subsections 5(1) and (2), section 6, subsections 7(1) to (3), paragraphs 7(4)(a) to (d), subsection 7(5), sections 8 to 23, subsection 24(1), paragraphs 24(2)(a) and (b), sections 25 to 28, subsections 29(2) to (7), sections 30 and 31, paragraphs 32(a) and (c), sections 33 and 34, subsection 35(1) before paragraph (a), paragraph 35(1)(a) of the English version before subparagraph (i), subparagraphs 35(1)(a)(i) and (iii) of the English version, paragraphs 35(1)(a) and (c) of the French version, sections 54 to 94, 96, 98 to 116, 120 to 135 and 138, sections 84, 86 to 96 and 98 to 117.15, as enacted by section 139, and sections 140, 151 to 168, 170 to 173 and 175 to 193 in force December 1, 1998, see SI/98-93, 95; section 97 in force December 3, 1998, see SI/98-129; subsection 5(3), paragraph 7(4)(e), those portions of subsection 35(1) that are not yet in force, subsections 35(2) to (4) and section 36 in force January 1, 2001, see SI/2001-4; subsection 29(1) in force January 1, 2003, see SI/2002-161; paragraph 24(2)(c), as enacted by 2003, c.8, s.18, in force April 10, 2005, see SI/2005-27; section 97, as enacted by section 139, repealed before coming into force, see 2008, c. 20, s. 3; paragraph 24(2)(d) repealed before coming into force, see 2008, c. 20, s. 3; sections 37 to 53 repealed before coming into force, see 2008, c. 20, s. 3.]

 
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