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

Regulations are current to 2022-09-22 and last amended on 2012-11-30. Previous Versions

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    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2004-278, s. 4]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    • (e) [Repealed, SOR/2004-278, s. 4]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

Shipping by Post

 A business 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/2004-278, s. 5

Offences

 For the purpose of paragraph 117(o) of the Act, it is an offence to contravene section 6, with respect to components or parts only, or section 8 or 14.

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on December 1, 1998.

  • SOR/98-471, s. 20.
 
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