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Canada. 1998 ‘Circumstance in Which an Individual Needs Restricted Firearms or Prohibited Handguns.’ Authorizations to Carry Restricted Firearms and Certain Handguns Regulations SOR/98-207; Part 1 (Sections 2 and 3). Ottawa: Ministry of Justice. 24 March

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Circumstance in Which an Individual Needs Restricted Firearms or Prohibited Handguns for the Purpose of Section 20 of the Act

Protection of Life

2. For the purpose of section 20 of the Act, the circumstances in which an individual needs restricted firearms1 or prohibited handguns to protect the life of that individual or of other individuals are where:
(a) the life of that individual, or other individuals, is in imminent danger from one or more other individuals;
(b) police protection is not sufficient in the circumstances; and
(c) the possession of a restricted firearm or prohibited handgun can reasonably be justified for protecting the individual or other individuals from death or grievous bodily harm.

Lawful Profession or Occupation

3. For the purpose of section 20 of the Act, the circumstances in which an individual needs restricted firearms or prohibited handguns for use in connection with his or her lawful profession or occupation are where:
(a) the individual's principal activity is the handling, transportation or protection of cash, negotiable instruments or other goods of substantial value, and firearms are required for the purpose of protecting his or her life or the lives of other individuals in the course of that handling, transportation or protection activity;
(b) the individual is working in a remote wilderness area and firearms are required for the protection of the life of that individual or of other individuals from wild animals; or
(c) the individual is engaged in the occupation of trapping in a province and is licensed or authorized and trained as required by the laws of the province.

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