Criminal Code

Version of section 103 from 2008-05-01 to 2015-06-17:

Marginal note:Importing or exporting knowing it is unauthorized
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who imports or exports

    • (a) a firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition, or

    • (b) any component or part designed exclusively for use in the manufacture of or assembly into an automatic firearm,

    knowing that the person is not authorized to do so under the Firearms Act or any other Act of Parliament or any regulations made under an Act of Parliament.

  • Marginal note:Punishment — firearm

    (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) where the object in question is a firearm, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of

    • (a) in the case of a first offence, three years; and

    • (b) in the case of a second or subsequent offence, five years.

  • Marginal note:Punishment — other cases

    (2.1) In any other case, a person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year.

  • Marginal note:Attorney General of Canada may act

    (3) Any proceedings in respect of an offence under subsection (1) may be commenced at the instance of the Government of Canada and conducted by or on behalf of that government.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 103;
  • 1991, c. 40, s. 15;
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 139;
  • 2008, c. 6, s. 12.
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