Weapons and Firearms Charges in Canada

Weapons & Firearms

Firearm and other weapons offences are contained in Part III of the Criminal Code, beginning at section 84(1). Firearms offences include offences where the primary subject matter of the offence is a firearm. These offences include but are not limited to possession a prohibited weapon, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, and pointing a firearm. Part III of the Code also includes other weapons offences including but not limited to weapons trafficking, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and carrying a concealed weapon.

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