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Firearms Legal Definitions in Canada

Canadian Firearms Legal Definitions

Canadian Firearms Safety Course Student Handbook, 5th edition

Firearms Legal definitions: cartridge magazine

Firearms Legal definitions: cartridge magazine

Firearms Legal definitions: cartridge magazine cartridge magazine means a device or container from which ammunition may be fed into the firing chamber of a firearm; (chargeur) A cartridge magazine ammunition storage and feeding device for a repeating firearm, either integral within the gun (internal/fixed magazine) or externally attached (detachable magazine). C.T.https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/section-84.html Maximum permitted magazine capacity Any […]

Firearms Legal definitions: automatic firearm

Firearms Legal definitions: automatic firearm

Firearms Legal definitions: automatic firearm means a firearm that is capable of, or assembled or designed and manufactured with the capability of, discharging projectiles in rapid succession during one pressure of the trigger; C.T.https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/section-84.html automatic firearm means a firearm that is capable of, or assembled or designed and manufactured with the capability of, discharging projectiles in […]

Firearms Legal definitions: vehicle

Firearms Legal definitions: vehicle

Firearms Legal definitions: vehicle Any conveyance that is used for transportation by water, land or air https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/sor-98-209/page-1.html vehicle means any conveyance that is used for transportation by water, land or air. (véhicule) BC Firearms Act “carry” includes store, or have in possession in an aircraft, boat, motor vehicle or motor vehicle trailer, other than a public conveyance, whether […]

Firearms Legal definitions: unloaded

Firearms Legal definitions: unloaded

Firearms Legal definitions: unloaded In respect of a firearm, means that any propellant, projectile or cartridge that can be discharged from the firearm is not contained in the breech or firing chamber of the firearm nor in the cartridge magazine attached to or inserted into the firearm. https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/sor-98-209/FullText.html#:~:text=unloaded%20%2C%20in%20respect%20of%20a,non%20charg%C3%A9e) unloaded, in respect of a firearm, means […]

Firearms Legal definitions: unattended

Firearms Legal definitions: unattended

Firearms Legal definitions: unattended In respect of a vehicle, means that the vehicle is not under the direct and immediate supervision of a person who is 18 years of age or older or to whom a licence has been issued under the Act. C.T.https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/sor-98-209/FullText.html unattended, in respect of a vehicle, means that the vehicle is […]

Firearms Legal definitions: secure locking device

Firearms Legal definitions: secure locking device

Firearms Legal definitions: secure locking device A device that can only be opened or released by the use of an electronic, magnetic or mechanical key or by setting the device in accordance with an alphabetical or numerical combination and that, when applied to a firearm, prevents the firearm from being discharged. C.T. https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-98-209/page-1.html?txthl=section+act&wbdisable=true secure locking […]

Firearms Legal definitions: restricted firearm

Firearms Legal definitions: restricted firearm

Firearms Legal definitions: restricted firearm 1) A handgun that is not a prohibited firearm 2) A firearm that is not a prohibited firearm, has a barrel less than 470 mm in length and is capable of discharging centre-fire ammunition in a semi-automatic manner. 3) A firearm that is designed or adapted to be fired when […]

Firearms Legal definitions: prohibited device

Firearms Legal definitions: prohibited device

Firearms Legal definitions: prohibited device 1)Any component or part of a weapon, or any accessory for use with a weapon, that is prescribed to be a prohibited device 2)A handgun barrel that is equal to or less than 105 mm  3)A device or contrivance designed or intended to muffle 4)A cartridge magazine that is prescribed […]

Firearms Legal definitions: prohibited ammunition

Firearms Legal definitions: prohibited ammunition

Firearms Legal definitions: prohibited ammunition prohibited ammunition means ammunition or a projectile of any kind, that is prescribed to be prohibited ammunition; (munitions prohibées) prohibition order means an order made under this Act or any other Act of Parliament prohibiting a person from possessing any firearm, cross-bow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition, prohibited ammunition or explosive […]

Firearms Legal definitions: handgun

Firearms Legal definitions: handgun

Firearms Legal definitions: handgun A firearm that is designed, altered or intended to be aimed and fired by the action of one hand, whether or not it has been redesigned or subsequently altered to be aimed and fired by the action of both hands. handgun means a firearm that is designed, altered or intended to be […]

Firearms Legal definitions: firearm

Firearms Legal definitions: firearm

Firearms Legal definitions: firearm A barrelled weapon from which any shot, bullet or other projectile can be discharged and that is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death to a person, and includes any frame or receiver of such a barrelled weapon and anything that can be adapted for use as a firearm. C.T. […]

Firearms Legal definitions: ammunition

Firearms Legal definitions: ammunition

Firearms Legal definitions: ammunition A cartridge containing a projectile designed to be discharged from a firearm and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, includes a caseless cartridge and a shotshell. (munitions) C.T.https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/section-84.html Ammunition (informally ammo) Ammunition (informally ammo) is the material fired, scattered, dropped or detonated from any weapon or weapon system. Ammunition is both expendable weapons (e.g., bombs, missiles, grenades, land mines) and […]

Firearms Legal definitions: antique firearm

Firearms Legal definitions: antique firearm

Firearms Legal definitions: antique firearm : (1) Any firearm manufactured before 1898 that was not designed to discharge rim-fire or centre-fire ammunition and that has not been redesigned to discharge such ammunition. antique firearm means (a) any firearm manufactured before 1898 that was not designed to discharge rim-fire or centre-fire ammunition and that has not been redesigned […]

Firearms Legal definitions: non-restricted

Firearms Legal definitions: non-restricted

Firearms Legal definitions: non-restricted A firearm that is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted firearm. Non-restricted This class includes any rifle or shotgun that is neither restricted nor prohibited. Most common long guns are non-restricted, but there are exceptions. C.T. https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/classes-firearms non-restricted firearm means (a) a firearm that is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted […]