CANADIAN CRIMINAL CODE: Firearms and Other Weapons
How do you know if you can be charged for using a firearm or weapon?
The Canadian Criminal Code is a rulebook of all potential charges that can be used against a
person in a series of scenarios people may find themselves in.
It is important to be aware of what charges you may incur if you are accused of carrying or
using a firearm or other weapon in an illegal manner.
Sections 84-117 of the Canadian Criminal Code is dedicated to the use of Firearms and Other
weapons. This charge can be included for a number of scenarios:
a) Careless use of firearm – not taking reasonable precautions for the safety of other
persons with a firearm (S86(1))
b) Not respecting the storage regulations of firearms and restricted weapons (S86(2))
c) Pointing a firearm (loaded or unloaded) at another person without lawful excuse
d) Possession of a weapon or imitation of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (S88(1))
e) Carrying a weapon while attending a public meeting (S89(1))
f) Carrying a concealed, prohibited weapon or ammunition (S90(1))
g) Unauthorized possession of a firearm (S91(1))
h) Unauthorized possession in motor vehicle (S94(1))
i) Weapons trafficking (S99)
j) Assembling, exporting, and; importing of weapons (S102 and 103)
k) Losing, destroying, or defacing weapons (S105 and; 106)
These offences are considered serious and can result in convictions that lead to imprisonment,
fines, and removal of licenses.
If you find yourself in any of these scenarios, or you think you know someone who could be
charged with any of these offences, call David Karp today for a free consultation on your rights.