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Firearms Act

Version of section 54 from 2015-09-02 to 2021-07-06:

Marginal note:Applications

  •  (1) A licence, registration certificate or authorization, other than an authorization referred to in subsection 19(2.1) or (2.2), may be issued only on application made in the prescribed form — which form may be in writing or electronic — or in the prescribed manner. The application must set out the prescribed information and be accompanied by payment of the prescribed fees.

  • Marginal note:To whom made

    (2) An application for a licence, registration certificate or authorization must be made to

    • (a) a chief firearms officer, in the case of a licence, an authorization to carry or an authorization to transport; or

    • (b) the Registrar, in the case of a registration certificate, an authorization to export or an authorization to import.

  • Marginal note:Pre-commencement restricted firearms and handguns

    (3) An individual who, on the commencement day, possesses one or more restricted firearms or one or more handguns referred to in subsection 12(6.1) (pre-December 1, 1998 handguns) must specify, in any application for a licence authorizing the individual to possess restricted firearms or handguns that are so referred to,

    • (a) except in the case of a firearm described in paragraph (b), for which purpose described in section 28 the individual wishes to continue to possess restricted firearms or handguns that are so referred to; and

    • (b) for which of those firearms was a registration certificate under the former Act issued because they were relics, were of value as a curiosity or rarity or were valued as a memento, remembrance or souvenir.

  • 1995, c. 39, s. 54
  • 2003, c. 8, ss. 36, 56
  • 2015, c. 27, s. 11

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