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Is concealed carrying a firearm legally in Canada?

Is concealed carrying a firearm legally in Canada?

Is concealed carrying a firearm legally in Canada?

No! The practise of carrying a concealed weapon (CCW) is generally prohibited in Canada. Section 90 of the Criminal Code prohibits carrying a concealed weapon unless authorized for a lawful occupational purpose.

CCW is generally prohibited in Canada.

The practice of CCW is generally prohibited in Canada. Section 90 of the Criminal Code prohibits carrying a concealed weapon unless authorized for a lawful occupational purpose[3] under the Firearms Act.[4] Section 20 of the Firearms Act, 1995 allows the issuance of an Authorization to Carry (ATC) in limited circumstances. Concealment of the firearm is permitted only if it is specifically stipulated in the conditions of the ATC, as section 58(1) of the Firearms Act, 1995 allows a CFO to attach conditions to an ATC.

Provincial chief firearm officers (CFOs) may only issue authorization in accordance with the regulations. Specifically, SOR 98-207 section 2 requires, for an ATC for the protection of life, for an individual to be in imminent danger and for police protection to be insufficient. As such, if the relevant police agency determines its protection is sufficient, the CFO would have difficulty in issuing the ATC over police objections.

For issuance of an ATC under 98-207(3) for lawful occupations, provision is made for armoured car personnel under subsection a), for wildlife protection (while working) and trapping under subsections b) and c). Unless hunting or other activity is occupational, it would not be possible to issue an ATC under the section.[3] As noted, a CFO can exercise some discretion but must follow the law in considering applications for an ATC.[5]

C.T.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concealed_carry#:~:text=The%20practice%20of%20CCW%20is,(ATC)%20in%20limited%20circumstances.

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