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Firearms Act

Version of section 27 from 2003-01-01 to 2005-04-09:

Marginal note:Chief firearms officer

 On being informed of a proposed transfer of a firearm under section 23, of a proposed transfer of a firearm, prohibited weapon, prohibited device, ammunition or prohibited ammunition to a business under section 24 or of a proposed importation of a firearm that is not a prohibited firearm by an individual under paragraph 40(1)(c), 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

    • (i) a proposed transfer of a restricted firearm or a handgun referred to in subsection 12(6) (pre-February 14, 1995 handguns), or

    • (ii) a proposed importation of a restricted firearm,

    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 or importation and inform the Registrar of that decision; and

  • (d) take the prescribed measures.

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