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Canada. 2015 ‘Firearms Businesses (Including Museums).’ Canadian Firearm Program: Fact Sheets. Ottawa ON: Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 27 March

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Firearms Businesses (including museums)

This fact sheet provides information about requirements under Canada's Firearms Act1 and corresponding regulations for firearms businesses, including museums. This information also applies to any private-sector organization that possesses firearms.

Licence Requirements

A business, museum or organization requires a firearms business licence to possess, manufacture or sell ammunition, firearms, restricted2 or prohibited weapons, or prohibited devices…

To be eligible for a firearms business licence, a business must meet the following requirements:

- All employees who handle firearms for employment purposes must have a valid Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)…

Registration Requirements

All restricted or prohibited firearms2 in a business' inventory, including frames and receivers that have not yet been assembled as complete firearms, need to be registered. Restricted or prohibited firearms that are acquired from a Canadian source will be registered to the business during the transfer process (see below). To register newly imported restricted or prohibited firearms or firearms manufactured by the business, form RCMP 5489 must be submitted…

Transferring Firearms

Whenever a restricted or prohibited firearm changes ownership, the registration records need to be updated and the firearm needs to be registered to the new owner…

Ammunition Business

As indicated earlier, the Firearms Act1 requires a business or organization to be licensed to possess, sell or manufacture ammunition…

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