Strict regulations in place in both the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act govern the ownership and use of firearms in Canada. These regulations outline the types of firearms that are legal in the country and the requirements for purchasing them, such as age and completion of firearms courses. They also include rules governing where firearms can be used, how they should be transported and stored, and the consequences of owning an unauthorized weapon. Carrying concealed weapons is generally not allowed for civilians, and penalties for firearm offences can range from fines to life imprisonment. Self-defence with a firearm may be legal, but it can be challenging to prove in court. Unauthorized firearm possession can result in charges, and weapons trafficking is illegal. It is important to familiarize yourself with these regulations to understand your rights and responsibilities.