FEDERAL BILL

Bill S-223, An Act To Amend The Firearms Act And The Criminal Code And To Make Consequential Changes To Other Acts

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS MULTIPLE STATUTES

1st Reading
April 13, 2016


SUMMARY This enactment amends the Firearms Act to tighten the rules governing the transportation of firearms that are not hunting firearms. It also replaces the concept of firearms registration with that of firearms inscription and restricts the locations where firearms subject to an inscription certificate must be kept. It also amends the Criminal Code to make changes to t... (Click for more)


Published on April 13, 2016

Bill Summary

Bill S-223, An Act To Amend The Firearms Act And The Criminal Code And To Make Consequential Changes To Other Acts

SUMMARY






This enactment amends the Firearms Act to tighten the rules governing the transportation of firearms that are not hunting firearms. It also replaces the concept of firearms registration with that of firearms inscription and restricts the locations where firearms subject to an inscription certificate must be kept.






It also amends the Criminal Code to make changes to the definitions relating to firearms, by defining hunting firearm, amending the definition prohibited firearm and replacing the definition restricted firearm with that of circumscribed firearm.






Finally, it makes consequential changes to other Acts.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Defence Production Act R.S.C., 1985, c. D-1

  2. Firearms Act S.C. 1995, c. 39

  3. National Defence Act R.S.C., 1985, c. N-5

  4. Criminal Code R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46

  5. Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act, S.C. 2015, c. 27

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