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Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.2, pp. 48-61. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

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Annex 9.2 Overview of Conditions of Firearms Ownership

Canada

Licence Duration: 5 years (licence)

Penalties for Unlawful Possession: 5 years (10 years if knowingly)

Safe Storage: YES (ammunition is to be stored separately; storage requirements are specified; firearms must be stored unloaded)

Penalties for Unsafe Storage: up to 2 years (up to 5 years for subsequent offence)

Carrying in Public? YES (for restricted and prohibited firearms1 need an authorization to carry and can carry only 1 firearm, which must be holstered)

Penalties for Unlawful Carrying: carrying in a 'careless manner': up to 2 years (up to 5 years for subsequent offence) unauthorized concealed carry: up to 5 years
carrying to a public meeting without lawful excuse: punishable on summary conviction

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