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Firearms Act

Version of section 23 from 2022-05-18 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Authorization to transfer non-restricted firearms

  •  (1) A person may transfer one or more non-restricted firearms if, at the time of the transfer,

    • (a) the transferee holds a licence authorizing the transferee to acquire and possess a non-restricted firearm;

    • (b) the Registrar has, at the transferor’s request, issued a reference number for the transfer and provided it to the transferor; and

    • (c) the reference number is still valid.

  • Marginal note:Information — transferee’s licence

    (2) The transferee shall provide to the transferor the prescribed information that relates to the transferee’s licence, for the purpose of enabling the transferor to request that the Registrar issue a reference number for the transfer.

  • Marginal note:Reference number

    (3) The Registrar shall issue a reference number if he or she is satisfied that the transferee holds and is still eligible to hold a licence authorizing them to acquire and possess a non-restricted firearm.

  • Marginal note:Period of validity

    (4) A reference number is valid for the prescribed period.

  • Marginal note:Registrar not satisfied

    (5) If the Registrar is not satisfied as set out in subsection (3), he or she may so inform the transferor.

  • 1995, c. 39, s. 23
  • 2003, c. 8, s. 17
  • 2012, c. 6, s. 11
  • 2015, c. 27, s. 7
  • 2019, c. 9, s. 5

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