Firearms Licences Regulations - Regulations Amending

 
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Vol. 142, No. 11 — May 28, 2008

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SOR/2008-146 May 8, 2008

FIREARMS ACT

Regulations Amending the Firearms Licences Regulations P.C. 2008-843 May 8, 2008

Whereas the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is of the opinion that the changes made to the Firearms Licences Regulations by the annexed Regulations Amending the Firearms Licences Regulations are 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 the Firearms Act, have a statement of the reasons why he formed that opinion laid before each House of Parliament;

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, pursuant to paragraph 117(a) of the Firearms Act, hereby makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Firearms Licences Regulations.

REGULATIONS AMENDING THE FIREARMS LICENCES REGULATIONS

AMENDMENTS

1. (1) Subsection 7(1) of the Firearms Licences Regulations is replaced by the following:

7. (1) An individual described in section 6 is eligible to hold a licence to possess firearms if

(a) the individual first applied for it before January 1, 2001; or

(b) the individual held a licence to possess firearms that was first applied for before January 1, 2001, which has expired, and subsequently applies for a licence to possess firearms before May 17, 2009.

(2) Section 7 of the Regulations is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

(4) For the purpose of subsections (2) and (3), an individual remains eligible to hold a possession licence despite the expiry, before May 17, 2009, of a possession licence held by the individual.

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.)

Description The Government’s main objective in relation to the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) is to enhance public safety. A key way to realize this objective is to maximize the number of firearms owners who comply with the licensing and registration requirements set out in the Firearms Act, particularly as such individuals are then subject to Continuous Eligibility Screening. Such screening ensures that any high risk behaviour on the part of firearms owners which is brought to the attention of law enforcement...

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