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Canada. 2010 ‘Special Cases - Prohibited Firearms, Weapons, Devices and Ammunition.’ Firearms Act S.C 1995 c.39 (Act Current to 10 February 2010); Section 12 (Consolidation 2010). Ottawa: Ministry of Justice. 10 February

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Special Cases - Prohibited Firearms, Weapons, Devices and Ammunition

12. (1) An individual who is otherwise eligible to hold a licence is not eligible to hold a licence authorizing the individual to possess prohibited firearms except as provided in this section.

(2) An individual is eligible to hold a licence authorizing the individual to possess automatic firearms that, on the commencement day, were registered as restricted weapons under the former Act if the individual
(a) on January 1, 1978 possessed one or more automatic firearms;
(b) on the commencement day held a registration certificate under the former Act for one or more automatic firearms; and
(c) beginning on the commencement day was continuously the holder of a registration certificate for one or more automatic firearms.

(8) An individual is, in the prescribed circumstances, eligible to hold a licence authorizing the individual to possess firearms prescribed by a provision of regulations made by the Governor in Council under section 117.15 of the Criminal Code to be prohibited firearms if the individual
(a) on the day on which the provision comes into force possesses one or more of those firearms; and
(b) beginning on
(i) the day on which that provision comes into force, or
(ii) in the case of an individual who on that day did not hold but had applied for a registration certificate for one or more of those firearms, the day on which the registration certificate was issued was continuously the holder of a registration certificate for one or more of those firearms.

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