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Storage, Display and Transportation of Firearms and Other Weapons by Businesses Regulations (SOR/98-210)

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2012-11-30. Previous Versions

Display of Restricted Firearms and Prohibited Firearms

  •  (1) A business, other than a museum, may display a restricted firearm or a prohibited firearm only if it

    • (a) is unloaded;

    • (b) is rendered inoperable by means of a secure locking device;

    • (c) is displayed in a locked display case or cabinet;

    • (d) is not displayed in a store window; and

    • (e) in the case of a prohibited firearm other than a prohibited handgun, is displayed in a location that is readily accessible only to the owner or an employee of the business.

  • (2) A museum may display a restricted firearm or a prohibited firearm only if it

    • (a) is unloaded; and

    • (b) is displayed under security measures that are equal or superior to those set out in paragraphs (1)(b) to (d) and, in the case of a prohibited firearm other than a prohibited handgun, paragraph (1)(e), and that are approved in writing by the chief firearms officer of the province in which the museum carries on business.

  • (3) Paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) and (2)(b) do not apply if the restricted firearm or prohibited firearm is being handled by a person under the direct and immediate supervision of an employee or owner of the business.

Transportation of Non-Restricted Firearms

  •  (1) A business may transport a non-restricted firearm only if

    • (a) it is unloaded;

    • (b) it is in a container

      • (i) that is made of an opaque material and is of such strength, construction and nature that it cannot be readily broken open or into or accidentally opened during transportation, and

      • (ii) that, subject to subsection (2), does not have any markings on its exterior that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is in it; and

    • (c) when it is in a container described in paragraph (b) that is in an unattended vehicle,

      • (i) if the vehicle is equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the container is in that trunk or compartment and the trunk or compartment is securely locked, and

      • (ii) if the vehicle is not equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the vehicle, or the part of the vehicle that contains the container, is securely locked and the container is not visible from outside the vehicle.

  • (2) Subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) does not apply if

    • (a) the only marking on the exterior of the container that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is contained in it is a name or address; or

    • (b) the container and its contents are being imported into Canada or exported from Canada.

Transportation of Restricted Firearms and Prohibited Handguns

  •  (1) A business may transport a restricted firearm or a prohibited handgun only if

    • (a) it is unloaded; and

    • (b) it is in a container

      • (i) that is made of an opaque material and is of such strength, construction and nature that it cannot be readily broken open or into or accidentally opened during transportation, and

      • (ii) that, subject to subsection (2), does not have any markings on its exterior that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is in it; and

    • (c) when it is in a container described in paragraph (b) that is in an unattended vehicle,

      • (i) if the vehicle is equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the container is in that trunk or compartment and the trunk or compartment is securely locked, and

      • (ii) if the vehicle is not equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the vehicle, or the part of the vehicle that contains the container, is securely locked and the container is not visible from outside the vehicle.

  • (2) Subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) does not apply if

    • (a) the only marking on the exterior of the container that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is contained in it is a name or address; or

    • (b) the container and its contents are being imported into Canada or exported from Canada.

Transportation of Prohibited Firearms other than Prohibited Handguns

  •  (1) A business may transport a prohibited firearm, other than a prohibited handgun, only if

    • (a) it is unloaded;

    • (b) it is in a container

      • (i) that is made of an opaque material and is of such strength, construction and nature that it cannot be readily broken open or into or accidentally opened during transportation,

      • (ii) that is constructed and sealed so as to prevent it from being opened without breaking the seal or otherwise clearly indicating that it has been opened, and

      • (iii) that, subject to subsection (2), does not have any markings on its exterior that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is in it;

    • (c) when it is in a container described in paragraph (b) that is in an unattended vehicle,

      • (i) if the vehicle is equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the container is in that trunk or compartment and the trunk or compartment is securely locked, and

      • (ii) if the vehicle is not equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the vehicle, or the part of the vehicle that contains the container, is securely locked and the container is not visible from outside the vehicle;

    • (d) if it is an automatic firearm that has a bolt or bolt-carrier that is removable with reasonable facility, the automatic firearm is made inoperable by the removal of the bolt or bolt-carrier; and

    • (e) [Repealed, SOR/2004-278, s. 3]

    • (f) if it is being transported by a carrier, the carrier holds a firearms licence and, with respect to each shipment, the business maintains a record of each prohibited firearm, other than prohibited handguns, in the shipment.

    • (g) [Repealed, SOR/2004-278, s. 3]

  • (2) Subparagraph (1)(b)(iii) does not apply if

    • (a) the only marking on the exterior of the container that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is contained in it is a name or address; or

    • (b) the container and its contents are being imported into Canada or exported from Canada.

  • (3) Subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) does not apply in respect of a prohibited firearm if

    • (a) it is being transported by a business licensed to possess it for use in motion picture, television, video or theatrical productions;

    • (b) it is being transported

      • (i) from the premises of the business to a place where it is required for use in motion picture, television, video or theatrical productions, or

      • (ii) between locations of a motion picture, television, video or theatrical production for use in that production; and

    • (c) it has been converted to fire only blank cartridges.

  • SOR/2004-278, s. 3

Transportation of Restricted Weapons, Prohibited Weapons, Prohibited Devices and Prohibited Ammunition

  •  (1) A business may transport a restricted weapon, a prohibited weapon, a prohibited device or prohibited ammunition only if

    • (a) it is in a container

      • (i) that is made of an opaque material and is of such strength, construction and nature that it cannot be readily broken open or into or accidentally opened during transportation,

      • (ii) that is constructed and sealed so as to prevent it from being opened without breaking the seal or otherwise clearly indicating that it has been opened, and

      • (iii) that, subject to subsection (2), does not have any markings on its exterior that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is in it; and

    • (b) when the container described in paragraph (a) is in an unattended vehicle,

      • (i) if the vehicle is equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the container is in that trunk or compartment and the trunk or compartment is securely locked, and

      • (ii) if the vehicle is not equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the vehicle, or the part of the vehicle that contains the container, is securely locked and the container is not visible from outside the vehicle; and

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2004-278, s. 4]

    • (d) if it is being transported by a carrier, the carrier holds a firearms licence and, with respect to each shipment, the business maintains a record of each restricted weapon, prohibited weapon, prohibited device and piece of prohibited ammunition in the shipment.

    • (e) [Repealed, SOR/2004-278, s. 4]

  • (2) Subparagraph (1)(a)(iii) does not apply if

    • (a) the only marking on the exterior of the container that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is contained in it is a name or address; or

    • (b) the container and its contents are being imported into Canada or exported from Canada.

  • SOR/2004-278, s. 4
 
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