BILL C-21: An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms)

Proposed changes to combat intimate partner and gender-based violence and self-harm involving firearms, fight gun smuggling and trafficking, help municipalities create safer communities, give young people the opportunities and resources they need to resist lives of crime, protect Canadians from gun violence, and subject owners of firearms prohibited on May 1, 2020 to non-permissive storage requirements, should they choose not to participate in the buyback program. These changes are outlined in Bill C-21: An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms).

On this page proposed amendments to:

Combat intimate partner and gender-based violence and self-harm involving firearms

"Yellow flag" licence suspension regime

Surrender of firearms pending legal challenge of licence revocation

Fight gun smuggling and trafficking

Increase maximum penalties for firearms trafficking, smuggling and related offences

Disclosure of information to Canadian law enforcement agencies

Help municipalities create safer communities

Support municipalities that wish to restrict handguns

Give young people the opportunities and resources they need to resist lives of crime

Anti-gang programming

Protect Canadians from gun violence

New offence for altering a cartridge magazine

Import ammunition

Ensure mid-velocity 'replica' firearms are prohibited

Limit the glorification of violence in firearms marketing and sales

Require owners of firearms (and variants) prohibited on May 1, 2020, who do not participate in the buyback program to comply with a non-permissive storage regime

New non-permissive storage regime

Additional changes

Firearms classification regime review

Update the definition of public officers

Create national standard to issue an Authorization to Carry (ATC) a firearm for protection of life

Strengthen the transborder inadmissibility framework

Establish a permanent legal framework for the possession and use of firearms at high-security nuclear facilities

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