Are center-fire and semi-automatic rifles & shotguns now prohibited? May 1st 2023
Are centre-fire and semi-automatic rifles & shotguns now prohibited? May 1st 2023
No! “This technical definition would cover firearms designed and manufactured after Bill C-21 comes into force; it would not affect the classification of existing firearms in the Canadian market,”
Prohibit All Semi-Automatic Firearms with Detachable Magazines
Amend subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code definition of “prohibited firearm” to add a perspective, technical definition:
- a firearm that is not a handgun and that
- discharges centerfire ammunition;
- in a semi-automatic manner; and
- as originally designed with a detachable magazine with a capacity of six cartridges or more.
“The amendments will include a standard technical definition, which contain the physical characteristics of an assault-style firearm,” Minister Mendicino said. “This definition, which would apply going forward, would be inserted into the criminal code. It provides the clarity that gun owners and industry leaders need and the protection.”
How do I support the firearms community?
Take the Canadiana Firearms Safety Course CFSC and then encourage your friends and family to do the same. The more Canadians that have their PAL the stronger the community.