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Firearm Regulations Laws in Canada

Part III of the Criminal Code / Firearms and Weapons

Firearm Ownership in Canada

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Firearm Regulations - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Automatic firearm

A weapon capable of discharging bullets in rapid succession with one pull of the trigger.


Barrelled weapon from which a projectile can be discharged and that is capable of causing bodily injury or death to a person.

Non-restricted firearms

This class includes any rifle or shotgun that is neither restricted nor prohibited. Most common long guns (rifles and shotguns) are non-restricted, but there are exceptions.

Restricted firearm

According to the Code, a restricted weapon is: a handgun that is not a prohibited firearm; a firearm that is not a prohibited firearm, has a barrel less than 470 mm in length, and is capable of discharging centre-fire ammunition in a semi-automatic manner; a firearm that is designed or adapted to be fired when reduced to a length of less than 660 mm by folding, telescoping or otherwise; or a firearm of any other kind that is prescribed to be a restricted firearm.

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Code Citations: Section 84