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Canada. 2015 ‘Making Automatic Firearm.’ Criminal Code R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46 (Act current to 30 August 2015); Part III (Section 102), p. 131. Ottawa ON: Senate and House of Commons of Canada. 23 July

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Part III. Firearms and Other Weapons

Making automatic firearm

102. (1) Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, alters a firearm so that it is capable of, or manufactures or assembles any firearm that is capable of, discharging projectiles in rapid succession during one pressure of the trigger.

Punishment

(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)

(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year.

['Summary conviction' means under Article 787 of the Criminal Code that the person is liable to a fine of not more than five thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months or to both]

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