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Canada. 1998 ‘Authorisations to Carry.’ Authorizations to Carry Restricted Firearms and Certain Handguns Regulations SOR/98-207; Part 2 (Sections 4, 5, and 6). Ottawa: Ministry of Justice. 24 March

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Authorizations to Carry


4. A chief firearms officer1 shall not issue to an individual an authorization to carry a particular restricted firearm2 or prohibited handgun that is needed in the circumstances described in section 2 or paragraph 3(a) unless the chief firearms officer determines that:
(a) the individual has successfully completed training in firearms proficiency and the use of force that is appropriate for using the firearm in those circumstances; and
(b) the firearm is appropriate in those circumstances…

Number of Firearms

5. An authorization to carry may authorize the possession of one or more restricted firearms or prohibited handguns for the purposes of section 20 of the Act.


6. A chief firearms officer who issues an authorization to carry shall attach to it the following conditions:
(a) if the individual is authorized to possess more than one restricted firearm or prohibited handgun for the purposes of section 20 of the Act, that the individual carry not more than one of them at a time;
(b) that the restricted firearm or prohibited handgun be carried in a holster;
(c) if the individual needs it for the purpose of a lawful profession or occupation, that the individual notify the chief firearm officer if the individual ceases to be employed or engaged in the lawful profession or occupation or changes employers; and
(d) if the individual requires it for the purpose described in paragraph 3(a), that the individual wear a uniform.

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