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Canada. 2012 ‘Transportation of Restricted Firearms and Prohibited Handguns by Businesses Regulations.’ Storage, Display and Transportation of Firearms and Other Weapons by Businesses Regulations SOR/98-210 (Act current to 10 September 2015) (Section 12), pp. 8-9. Ottawa ON: Ministry of Justice. 30 November

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Transportation of Restricted Firearms and Prohibited Handguns

12. (1) A business may transport a restricted firearm1 or a prohibited handgun only if
(a) it is unloaded; and
(b) it is in a container
(i) that is made of an opaque material and is of such strength, construction and nature that it cannot be readily broken open or into or accidentally opened during transportation, and
(ii) that, subject to subsection (2), does not have any markings on its exterior that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is in it; and
(c) when it is in a container described in paragraph (b) that is in an unattended vehicle,
(i) if the vehicle is equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the container is in that trunk or compartment and the trunk or compartment is securely locked, and
(ii) if the vehicle is not equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the vehicle, or the part of the vehicle that contains the container, is securely locked and the container is not visible from outside the vehicle.

(2) Subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) does not apply if
(a) the only marking on the exterior of the container that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is contained in it is a name or address; or
(b) the container and its contents are being imported into Canada or exported from Canada.

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