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Firearms Act

Version of section 28 from 2003-01-01 to 2005-04-09:

Marginal note:Permitted purposes

 A chief firearms officer may approve the transfer to an individual of a restricted firearm or a handgun referred to in subsection 12(6) (pre-February 14, 1995 handguns) or the importation by an individual of a restricted firearm under paragraph 40(1)(c) only if the chief firearms officer is satisfied

  • (a) that the individual needs the restricted firearm or handgun

    • (i) to protect the life of that individual or of other individuals, or

    • (ii) for use in connection with his or her lawful profession or occupation; or

  • (b) that the purpose for which the individual wishes to acquire the restricted firearm or handgun is

    • (i) for use in target practice, or a target shooting competition, under conditions specified in an authorization to transport or under the auspices of a shooting club or shooting range that is approved under section 29, or

    • (ii) to form part of a gun collection of the individual, in the case of an individual who satisfies the criteria described in section 30.

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