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New Firearms Act regulations respecting business licence conditions

Special Business Bulletin No. 81

July 3, 2012

Snapshot

New Firearms Act regulations provide that businesses will not be required as a condition of a licence to collect and keep data with respect to the transfer of non-restricted firearms.

Implications

The Government of Canada has introduced new Firearms Act regulations, which provide that businesses will not be required as a condition of a licence to collect and keep data with respect to the transfer of non-restricted firearms.  The regulations came into effect on June 29, 2012.  

Under the Firearms Information Regulations (Non-Restricted Firearms): “A person cannot be required, as a condition of a licence that is issued under the Firearms Act,

  1. to collect information with respect to the transfer of a non-restricted firearm;
  2. if they collect such information, to keep a record of it; or
  3. if they keep such a record, to keep it in a form that combines information that identifies the transferee with information that identifies an individual firearm, links such information, or enables such information to be combined or linked.” 

The CFP will be contacting firearms businesses to provide additional information.

For more information, please contact the RCMP CFP.

This bulletin is intended to provide general information only. For legal references, please refer to the Firearms Act and Regulations. Provincial, territorial and municipal laws, regulations and policies may also apply.

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