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Firearms Act

Version of section 27 from 2005-04-10 to 2012-04-04:

Marginal note:Chief firearms officer

 On being informed of a proposed transfer of a prohibited firearm or restricted firearm under section 23, a chief firearms officer shall

  • (a) verify

    • (i) whether the transferee or individual holds a licence,

    • (ii) whether the transferee or individual is still eligible to hold that licence, and

    • (iii) whether the licence authorizes the transferee or individual to acquire that kind of firearm or to acquire prohibited weapons, prohibited devices, ammunition or prohibited ammunition, as the case may be;

  • (b) in the case of a proposed transfer of a restricted firearm or a handgun referred to in subsection 12(6.1) (pre-December 1, 1998 handguns), verify the purpose for which the transferee or individual wishes to acquire the restricted firearm or handgun and determine whether the particular restricted firearm or handgun is appropriate for that purpose;

  • (c) decide whether to approve the transfer and inform the Registrar of that decision; and

  • (d) take the prescribed measures.

  • 1995, c. 39, s. 27
  • 2003, c. 8, s. 20

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