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Canada. 2006 ‘Storage of Firearms by Public Agents Regulations.’ Public Agents Firearms Regulations SOR/98-203 (Act current to 10 September 2015) (Section 3, 4), pp. 2-3. Ottawa ON: Ministry of Justice. 26 October

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Storage of Firearms

3. (1) A public agent1 who is assigned an agency firearm1 for a controlled item shall, when the firearm or item is not in use,
(a) ensure that it is stored in a container, receptacle, vault, safe or room, controlled by a public service agency, that is kept securely locked and is constructed so that it cannot readily be broken open or into; or
(b) store it in a dwelling house if authorized by the public service agency under whose authority the agent acts.

(2) A public agent who stores an agency firearm in a dwelling house shall store the firearm
(a) in accordance with the Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Individuals Regulations; or
(b) in accordance with instructions given to the agent under subsection (4).

(3) A public agent who stores a controlled item in a dwelling house shall store the item
(a) in a container or receptacle that is kept securely locked and that is constructed so that it cannot readily be broken open or into; or
(b) in accordance with instructions given to the agent under subsection (4).

(4) A public service agency may give written instructions respecting the safe storage of its agency firearms and controlled items in a dwelling house.

4. (1) Every public service agency shall ensure that its agency firearms and controlled items that have been assigned to a public agent are stored in accordance with subsections 3(1) to (3) when the firearms or items are not in use.

(2) Every public service agency shall ensure that its agency firearms and controlled items that have not been assigned to a public agent and its protected firearms1 are stored in a container, receptacle, vault, safe or room, controlled by the agency, that is kept securely locked and is constructed so that it cannot readily be broken open or into.

ID: Q10835

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