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Canada. 2015 ‘Selling, Giving or Trading Firearms.’ Canadian Firearm Program: Fact Sheets. Ottawa ON: Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 20 May

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Selling, Giving or Trading Firearms

When a restricted or prohibited firearm1 is sold, given or traded to a new owner, the registration record must be updated to reflect this transfer, and a new registration certificate issued to the new owner.

The Government of Canada amended the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act to eliminate the requirement to register non-restricted firearms as of April 5, 2012.

Transfers within Canada

What firearms can be transferred

When transferring a non-restricted firearm, the transferor (a seller or giver) may contact the CFP and request confirmation of whether the transferee (a buyer or recipient), at the time of transfer, holds a licence authorizing them to acquire and possess that kind of firearm.

Restricted or prohibited firearms1 must be verified by an approved verifier if they are being transferred to a new owner and have not been previously verified. A provincial or territorial Chief Firearms Officer (CFO)2 must approve all transfers of restricted and prohibited firearms…

[CFP = Canadian Firearms Program]

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