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Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Individuals Regulations (SOR/98-209)

Regulations are current to 2021-11-17 and last amended on 2012-11-30. Previous Versions

Transportation of Replica Firearms

 An individual may transport a replica firearm only if

  • (a) when the vehicle in which it is being transported is equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the replica firearm is in that trunk or compartment and the trunk or compartment is securely locked; and

  • (b) when the vehicle in which it is being transported is not equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the replica firearm is not visible from outside the vehicle and the vehicle, or the part of the vehicle that contains the replica firearm, is securely locked.

Antique Firearms

  •  (1) An individual may store, display or transport an antique firearm only if it is unloaded.

  • (2) An individual may transport an antique firearm in an unattended vehicle only if

    • (a) when the vehicle is equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the antique firearm is in that trunk or compartment and the trunk or compartment is securely locked; and

    • (b) when the vehicle is not equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the antique firearm is not visible from outside the vehicle and the vehicle, or the part that contains the antique firearm, is securely locked.

  • (3) An individual may transport an antique firearm that is a handgun only if it is in a locked container that is made of an opaque material and is of such strength, construction and nature that it cannot readily be broken open or into or accidentally opened during transportation.

Handling of Firearms

 An individual may load a firearm or handle a loaded firearm only in a place where the firearm may be discharged in accordance with all applicable Acts of Parliament and of the legislature of a province, regulations made under such Acts, and municipal by-laws.

Shipping by Post

 An individual may ship a firearm by posting it only if

  • (a) the firearm is a non-restricted firearm, restricted firearm or prohibited handgun;

  • (b) the destination is within Canada; and

  • (c) the firearm is posted using the most secure means of transmission by post that is offered by the Canada Post Corporation that includes the requirement to obtain a signature on delivery.

  • SOR/2004-277, s. 4

Offence

 For the purpose of paragraph 117(o) of the Act, it is an offence to contravene section 13.

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on December 1, 1998.

  • SOR/98-471, s. 19.
 
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