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Canada. 2012 ‘Transportation of Prohibited Firearms Other than Prohibited Handguns by Businesses Regulations.’ Storage, Display and Transportation of Firearms and Other Weapons by Businesses Regulations SOR/98-210 (Act current to 10 September 2015) (Section 13), pp. 9-10. Ottawa ON: Ministry of Justice. 30 November

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Transportation of Prohibited Firearms Other than Prohibited Handguns

13. (1) A business may transport a prohibited firearm,1 other than a prohibited handgun, only if
(a) it is unloaded;
(b) it is in a container
(i) that is made of an opaque material and is of such strength, construction and nature that it cannot be readily broken open or into or accidentally opened during transportation,
(ii) that is constructed and sealed so as to prevent it from being opened without breaking the seal or otherwise clearly indicating that it has been opened, and
(iii) that, subject to subsection (2), does not have any markings on its exterior that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is in it;
(c) when it is in a container described in paragraph (b) that is in an unattended vehicle,
(i) if the vehicle is equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the container is in that trunk or compartment and the trunk or compartment is securely locked, and
(ii) if the vehicle is not equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the vehicle, or the part of the vehicle that contains the container, is securely locked and the container is not visible from outside the vehicle;
(d) if it is an automatic firearm that has a bolt or bolt-carrier that is removable with reasonable facility, the automatic firearm is made inoperable by the removal of the bolt or bolt-carrier; and…
(f) if it is being transported by a carrier, the carrier holds a firearms licence and, with respect to each shipment, the business maintains a record of each prohibited firearm, other than prohibited handguns, in the shipment…

(2) Subparagraph (1)(b)(iii) does not apply if
(a) the only marking on the exterior of the container that could indicate that a weapon, a prohibited device or ammunition is contained in it is a name or address; or
(b) the container and its contents are being imported into Canada or exported from Canada.
(3) Subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) does not apply in respect of a prohibited firearm if
(a) it is being transported by a business licensed to possess it for use in motion picture, television, video or theatrical productions;
(b) it is being transported
(i) from the premises of the business to a place where it is required for use in motion picture, television, video or theatrical productions, or
(ii) between locations of a motion picture, television, video or theatrical production for use in that production; and
(c) it has been converted to fire only blank cartridges.

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