Act to Amend the Criminal Code and Firearms Act Introduced in Canadian House of Commons

see C19 41st Parliament 1st Session

Some highlights:

  • “12.1 A registration certificate may only be issued for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm.”
  • “23. A person may transfer a firearm that is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted firearm if, at the time of the transfer,

    (a) the transferee holds a licence authorizing the transferee to acquire and possess that kind of firearm; and

    (b) the transferor has no reason to believe that the transferee is not authorized to acquire and possess that kind of firearm.”

In other words, after the revision comes into force, there will no longer be a requirement that ordinary hunting and shooting rifles and shotguns be registered. Amen. The previous legislation treated the citizens like criminals while absolving the criminals of any burden.

I don’t see any indication of what should be done with existing registrations. I cannot see bureaucrats parting with them easily…

UPDATE Apparently they will not keep the current data and will refuse to share it with provinces…
“Provincial governments are free to proceed as they wish but we will not assist in setting up another registry,” he said during question period. “Records held by the Canadian firearms program will not be shared with the provinces.”

also, “We’ve made it very clear we will not participate in the recreation of the long-gun registry and therefore the records that have been created under that long gun registry will be destroyed,” he said Tuesday. see CBC

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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