Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Canada. 2010 ‘Records of the Registrar.’ Firearms Act S.C 1995 c.39 (Act current to 25 November 2012 and last amended on 5 April 2012); Section 83 (Consolidation 2012). Ottawa: Ministry of Justice. 10 February
Canadian Firearms Registry
83. (1) The Registrar shall establish and maintain a registry, to be known as the Canadian Firearms Registry, in which shall be kept a record of
(a) every licence, every registration certificate for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm1 and every authorization that is issued or revoked by the Registrar;
(b) every application for a licence, a registration certificate for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm or an authorization that is refused by the Registrar;
(c) every transfer of a firearm of which the Registrar is informed under section 26 or 27;
(d) every exportation from or importation into Canada of a firearm of which the Registrar is informed under section 42 or 50;
(e) every loss, finding, theft or destruction of a firearm of which the Registrar is informed under section 88; and
(f) such other matters as may be prescribed.
(2) The Registrar is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Canadian Firearms Registry.
Destruction of records
84. The Registrar may destroy records kept in the Canadian Firearms Registry at such times and in such circumstances as may be prescribed.