Citation(s) from the literature library

Canada. 2015 ‘Tampering with Serial Number.’ Criminal Code R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46 (Act current to 30 August 2015); Part III (Section 108), pp. 134-135. Ottawa ON: Senate and House of Commons of Canada. 23 July

Relevant contents

Part III. Firearms and Other Weapons

Tampering with serial number

108. (1) Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on the person,

(a) alters, defaces or removes a serial number on a firearm; or
(b) possesses a firearm knowing that the serial number on it has been altered, defaced or removed.


(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 five years; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction…

['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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