Secure Storage of Firearms

Enabling Act(s)

Firearms Act

Description

To strengthen firearms storage requirements by amending the Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Individuals Regulations as well as the Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Businesses Regulations

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

Businesses and individuals may be required to store firearms of all three classifications – non-restricted, restricted, and prohibited – according to more stringent conditions, which may result in the need to procure additional materials necessary for storage. This would increase the security of legally owned firearms.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

N/A

Consultations

External consultations with the firearms industry and owners may be beneficial.

Internal consultations with the RCMP and the Department of Justice may be beneficial.

Further information

N/A

Departmental contact information

Firearms Policy
Crime Prevention Branch
ps.firearms-armesafeu.sp@ps-sp.gc.ca

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

April 2021.

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