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

Regulations are current to 2021-06-28 and last amended on 2012-11-30. Previous Versions

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


 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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