Weapons Law

There are literally hundreds of sections in the Criminal Code which deal with weapons.  A great many of these are specific to firearms.  Some of the Criminal Code sections dealing with weapons include:

  • Airguns
  • Ammunition
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Export and importing of weapons
  • Discharging weapons
  • Prohibited weapons
  • Restricted weapons
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Sexual assault with a weapon
  • Threatening with a weapon
  • Search and seizure issues
  • Transferring of weapons
  • Using weapons



Firearms of course are almost always classified as weapons of one sort or another and there are a great many provisions in the Criminal Code (and elsewhere, including the Firearms Act) dealing specifically with firearms.  Some of the headings dealing specifically with firearms are:

  • Altering firearms
  • Antique firearms
  • Automatic firearms
  • Barrel lengths
  • Prohibited firearms
  • Restricted firearms
  • Discharging firearms
  • Disposing of firearms
  • Forfeiture of firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Handling of firearms
  • Importing of firearms
  • Storage of firearms
  • Pointing of firearms
  • Possession of firearms
  • Transfer of firearms
  • Firearms acquisition certificates


“Weapon” As Defined In The Criminal Code

“weapon” means any thing used, designed to be used or intended for use

(a) in causing death or injury to any person, or

(b) for the purpose of threatening or intimidating any person

and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, includes a firearm;

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