Repeal of Firearms Records Regulations (Classification)

Description of the objective

Repealing the Firearms Records Regulations (Classification) (the Regulations) is required to reduce redundancy in records that the Registrar and the RCMP are required to keep. The Regulations are contrary to the Government's commitment to return decision making about firearms classification determinations back in the hands of police.

Enabling Act

Firearms Act

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Opportunities for consultation include: the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee; pre-publishing the Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I; and through Committee meetings as the Regulations will be laid before both Houses of Parliament.

There are no controversial issues or any negative responses anticipated from the firearms owners, businesses, manufactures or law enforcement as the Regulations do not affect any current firearm determinations made by the RCMP.

Departmental contact

Renée Gobeil
Director, Firearms and Operational Policing Policy Division

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