The offence of weapons trafficking is created by s. 99 of the Criminal Code. It provides that an unauthorized transfer of a firearm is an offence. “Transfer” is defined by s. 84(1) of the Criminal Code as meaning to “sell, provide, barter, give, lend, rent, sent, transport, ship, distribute or deliver”.
Purchasing a Gun does not Constitute Weapons Trafficking
However, agreeing to purchase a firearm does not constitute a “transfer” of the firearm.
R. v. Bienvenue, 2016 ONCA 865
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