PART 14Small Arms Cartridges, Propellant Powder and Percussion Caps (continued)
Marginal note:Quantity of cartridges, powder or cartouches
269 A reference in this Part to the mass of a small arms cartridge, propellant powder or a black powder cartouche is a reference to its net quantity (the mass of the Footnote *explosive excluding the mass of any packaging, container, shell casing or projectile).
DIVISION 1Small Arms Cartridges
270 The following definitions apply in this Division.
distributor means a person who sells small arms cartridges to other distributors or to retailers, whether or not they sell to users. (distributeur)
licence means a licence that authorizes the storage of small arms cartridges. (licence)
Note: A licence that authorizes the storage of small arms cartridges may also authorize the storage of propellant powder, percussion caps and black powder cartouches.
retailer means a person, other than a distributor, who sells small arms cartridges. (détaillant)
seller means a distributor or a retailer. (vendeur)
user means a person who acquires small arms cartridges for use. (utilisateur)
Rules for Sellers
Acquisition for Sale
(2) A retailer may acquire, store and sell small arms cartridges, whether or not they hold a licence. A retailer who acquires small arms cartridges must comply with this Division.
Marginal note:Licensed seller
Marginal note:Unlicensed retailer
(2) A retailer who does not hold a licence must store their small arms cartridges in a sales establishment and must ensure that the requirements of sections 273 to 275 are met.
(2) Only people authorized by the retailer may have access to the area behind a sales counter.
Marginal note:Maximum quantity
Note: In accordance with section 269, the reference to 225 kg of small arms cartridges is a reference to their net quantity (the mass of the explosive excluding the mass of any packaging, container, shell casing or projectile).
Marginal note:Place of storage
Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling
275 (1) When small arms cartridges are stored in a dwelling, they must be stored away from flammable substances and sources of ignition. People not authorized by the retailer must not be given unlimited access to the cartridges.
Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit
(a) the storage unit must be located in a dry place, away from flammable substances and sources of ignition;
(b) the storage unit must be constructed and maintained to prevent unauthorized access and to protect the contents from weather;
(c) if the storage unit is a container, it must not impede exit in case of fire;
(d) if the storage unit is not a container, all exits must be kept unobstructed;
(e) any shelving in the storage unit must be made from a non-sparking material (for example, wood or painted metal);
(f) nothing other than propellant powder and percussion caps may be stored with the small arms cartridges;
(g) small arms cartridges, propellant powder and percussion caps must be stored separately from one another (for example, on different shelves or separated by a wooden barrier);
(i) the storage unit must be kept clean, dry, organized and free of grit;
(j) any spill, leakage or other contamination in the storage unit must be cleaned up immediately;
(k) precautions that minimize the likelihood of fire in or near the storage unit must be taken; and
(l) a sign that displays the words “Danger — Fire Hazard/Risque d’incendie” in letters at least 10 cm high and that prohibits smoking using letters, or a symbol, at least 10 cm high must be posted on the storage unit in a clearly visible location.
Marginal note:Maximum quantity — licensed buyer
Marginal note:Maximum quantity — unlicensed buyer
(2) A seller must not sell more small arms cartridges to an unlicensed buyer than the buyer is authorized by this Division to store.
277 A retailer may sell small arms cartridges only to a user.
Rules for Users
278 A user may acquire and store small arms cartridges, whether or not they hold a licence. A user who acquires small arms cartridges must comply with this Division.
Marginal note:Storage — licensed user
Marginal note:Storage — unlicensed user
(2) A user who does not hold a licence must store their small arms cartridges, including any small arms cartridges Footnote *manufactured by the user under Division 2, in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit and ensure that the requirements of sections 280 and 281 are met.
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