Firearms Marking Regulations - Regulations Amending

 
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Vol. 144, No. 25 — December 8, 2010

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SOR/2010-276 November 26, 2010

FIREARMS ACT

Regulations Amending the Firearms Marking Regulations P.C. 2010-1497 November 26, 2010

Whereas the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is of the opinion that the change made to the Firearms Marking Regulations by the annexed Regulations Amending the Firearms Marking Regulations is so immaterial and insubstantial that section 118 of the Firearms Act should not be applicable in the circumstances;

And whereas the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness will, in accordance with subsection 119(4) of that Act, have a statement of the reasons why he formed that opinion laid before each House of Parliament;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, pursuant to section 117 of the Firearms Act , hereby makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Firearms Marking Regulations.

REGULATIONS AMENDING THE FIREARMS MARKING REGULATIONS

AMENDMENT

1. Section 6 of the Firearms Marking Regulations is replaced by the following:

6. These Regulations come into force on December 1, 2012.

COMING INTO FORCE

2. These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT

(This statement is not part of the Regulations.)

Executive summary

Issue: Deferral of the coming into force of the Firearms Marking Regulations for two years until December 1, 2012.

Description: The marking of firearms is one of several requirements of the Inter-American Convention Against the

Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials (CIFTA), and the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components and Ammunition (UN Firearms Protocol). In order to comply with these international agreements which Canada has signed but not ratified, regulations are required for the marking of firearms. The deferral would permit further examination of the current and alternative regulatory schemes for the marking of firearms.

Cost-benefit statement: The deferral of the coming into force of the Regulations has no significant cost implications.

Business and consumer impacts: By continuing the status quo, the proposal defers introduction of additional yet to be determined costs to importers and manufacturers, as they do not, at this time, need...

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