Amnesty Period (2014), Order Declaring an

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Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2014)

SOR/2014-56CRIMINAL CODE
Registration 2014-03-13
Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2014)
P.C. 2014-277 2014-03-13His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, pursuant to subsection 117.14(1)Footnote a of the Criminal CodeFootnote b, makes the annexed Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2014).

Return to footnote aS.C. 1995, c. 39, s. 139
Return to footnote bR.S., c. C-46
Definition of firearm
1 In this Order, firearm means any of the following prohibited firearms:

(a) a Ceská Zbrojovka (CZ) Model CZ858 Tactical-2P rifle;
(b) a Ceská Zbrojovka (CZ) Model CZ858 Tactical-2V rifle;
(c) a Ceská Zbrojovka (CZ) Model CZ858 Tactical-4P rifle;
(d) a Ceská Zbrojovka (CZ) Model CZ858 Tactical-4V rifle;
(e) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Classic Green rifle;
(f) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Classic Green carbine;
(g) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Classic Green CQB rifle;
(h) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Black Special rifle;
(i) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Black Special carbine;
(j) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Black Special CQB rifle;
(k) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Black Special Target rifle;
(l) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Blue Star rifle;
(m) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Heavy Metal rifle;
(n) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Red Devil rifle; or
(o) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Swiss Arms Edition rifle.

Marginal note:Declaration

2 (1) The amnesty period set out in subsection (3) is declared under section 117.14 of the Criminal Code for a person who

(a) on the day before this Order is registered, possessed a firearm and held a licence that was issued under the Firearms Act; and
(b) during the amnesty period, continues to hold the licence while in possession of the firearm.

Marginal note:Purpose

(2) The purpose of the amnesty period is to permit the person to do any of the following during that period:

(a) possess the firearm;
(b) deliver the firearm to a peace officer, firearms officer or chief firearms officer;
(c) sell or give the firearm to a business – including a museum – authorized to acquire and possess prohibited firearms;
(d) transport the firearm for the purposes of paragraph (b) or (c);

(e) use the firearm in target practice or at a target shooting competition, under the auspices of a shooting club or shooting range that is approved under section 29 of the Firearms Act, and, for that purpose, transport the firearm in accordance with,

(i) in the case of a firearm referred to in any of paragraphs 1(a), (b), (e), (h) and (k) to (o), the requirements set out in section 10 of the Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Individuals Regulations or section 11 of the Storage, Display and Transportation of Firearms and Other Weapons by Businesses Regulations, as applicable, or
(ii) in the case of a firearm referred to in any of paragraphs 1(c), (d), (f), (g), (i) and (j), the requirements set out in section 11 of the Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Individuals Regulations or section 12 of the Storage, Display and Transportation of Firearms and Other Weapons by Businesses Regulations, as applicable.

Marginal note:Amnesty period

(3) The amnesty period begins on the day on which this Order is registered and ends on March 14, 2016.

SOR/2014-182, s. 1.
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Marginal note:Coming into force

3 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.