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Firearms Act

Version of section 120 from 2005-04-10 to 2023-01-25:


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    • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day; and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