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Firearms Act

Version of section 23 from 2005-04-10 to 2012-04-04:

Marginal note:Authorization to transfer firearms

  •  (1) A person may transfer a firearm if, at the time of the transfer,

    • (a) the transferee holds a licence authorizing the transferee to acquire and possess that kind of firearm;

    • (b) the person has no reason to believe that the transferee is not authorized to acquire and possess that kind of firearm;

    • (c) the person informs the Registrar of the transfer;

    • (d) if the person is an individual and the firearm is a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, the individual informs a chief firearms officer of the transfer and obtains the authorization of the chief firearms officer for the transfer;

    • (e) a new registration certificate for the firearm is issued in accordance with this Act; and

    • (f) the prescribed conditions are complied with.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (2) If, after being informed of a proposed transfer of a firearm, the Registrar decides to refuse to issue a registration certificate for the firearm, the Registrar shall inform a chief firearms officer of that decision.

  • 1995, c. 39, s. 23
  • 2003, c. 8, s. 17
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