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

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2012-11-30. Previous Versions

Display of Non-Restricted Firearms

 An individual may display a non-restricted firearm only if it

  • (a) is unloaded;

  • (b) is rendered inoperable by means of a secure locking device or is in a container, receptacle or room that is kept securely locked and that is constructed so that it cannot readily be broken open or into; and

  • (c) is not displayed with and is not readily accessible to ammunition that can be discharged from it.

Display of Restricted Firearms and Prohibited Firearms

  •  (1) An individual may display a restricted firearm or a prohibited firearm in a dwelling-house only if

    • (a) the restricted firearm or prohibited firearm is unloaded;

    • (b) the restricted firearm or prohibited firearm is rendered inoperable by means of a secure locking device;

    • (c) the restricted firearm or prohibited firearm is securely attached to a non-portable structure in such a manner that it cannot readily be removed;

    • (d) the restricted firearm or prohibited firearm is not displayed with and is not readily accessible to ammunition that can be discharged from it; and

    • (e) in the case of an automatic firearm that has a removable bolt or bolt-carrier, the bolt or bolt-carrier is removed and stored in a room that is different from the room in which the automatic firearm is displayed, that is kept securely locked and that is constructed so that it cannot readily be broken open or into.

  • (2) An individual may display a restricted firearm in a place other than a dwelling-house only if it

    • (a) is unloaded;

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

    • (c) is, subject to subsection (4), securely attached to a structure on which it is displayed by a chain, metal cable or similar device in such a manner that the restricted firearm cannot readily be removed; and

    • (d) is not displayed with and is not readily accessible to ammunition that can be discharged from it, unless the ammunition is displayed in a container or receptacle that is kept securely locked and that is constructed so that it cannot readily be broken open or into.

  • (3) An individual may display a prohibited firearm in a place other than a dwelling-house only if

    • (a) the prohibited firearm is unloaded;

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

    • (c) the prohibited firearm is, subject to subsection (4), securely attached to a structure on which it is displayed by a chain, metal cable or similar device in such a manner that the prohibited firearm cannot readily be removed;

    • (d) the prohibited firearm is not displayed with and is not readily accessible to ammunition that can be discharged from it, unless the ammunition is displayed in a container or receptacle that is kept securely locked and that is constructed so that it cannot readily be broken open or into; and

    • (e) in the case of an automatic firearm that has a removable bolt or bolt-carrier, the bolt or bolt-carrier is removed and stored in a room that is different from the room in which the automatic firearm is displayed, that is kept securely locked and that is constructed so that it cannot readily be broken open or into.

  • (4) Paragraphs (2)(c) and (3)(c) do not apply if the firearm is detached from the structure so that the firearm may be handled by a person under the direct and immediate supervision of the individual displaying it.

Transportation of Non-Restricted Firearms

  •  (1) An individual may transport a non-restricted firearm only if

    • (a) except in the case of a muzzle-loading firearm that is being transported between hunting sites, it is unloaded; and

    • (b) in the case of a muzzle-loading firearm that is being transported between hunting sites, its firing cap or flint is removed.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), an individual may transport a non-restricted 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 non-restricted 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 non-restricted firearm is not visible from outside the vehicle and the vehicle, or the part that contains the non-restricted firearm, is securely locked.

  • (3) If, in a remote wilderness area that is not subject to any visible or otherwise reasonably ascertainable use incompatible with hunting, an individual is transporting a non-restricted firearm in an unattended vehicle that is not equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, and the vehicle or the part of it that contains the non-restricted firearm cannot be securely locked, the individual shall ensure that the non-restricted firearm

    • (a) is not visible; and

    • (b) is rendered inoperable by a secure locking device, unless the individual reasonably requires the non-restricted firearm for the control of predators.

Transportation of Restricted Firearms

 An individual may transport a restricted firearm only if

  • (a) it is unloaded;

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

  • (c) 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; and

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

    • (i) when 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) when 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.

Transportation of Prohibited Firearms

 An individual may transport a prohibited firearm only if

  • (a) it is unloaded;

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

  • (c) if it is an automatic firearm that has a bolt or bolt-carrier that is removable with reasonable facility, the bolt or bolt-carrier is removed;

  • (d) 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; and

  • (e) when it is in a container described in paragraph (d) 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.

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.

 
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