This just in from the RCMP
On May 18, 2022, changes to sections 23 (Authorization to transfer non-restricted firearms) and 58.1 (Conditions - licence issued to business) of the Firearms Act; section 24.1 (Conditions) of the Firearms Licences Regulations; and sections 5 and 6 (Information Relating to Transferee's Licence), 7 (Period of Validity of Reference Number), 10, 11, and 12 of the Conditions of Transferring Firearms and Other Weapons Regulations, will come into force.
These changes will result in the addition to your licence of new conditions related to the retention and preservation of records of non-restricted firearms.
Please find below the business licence conditions that will be added to your current licence as of May 18, 2022.
A notice, with these new conditions, will be mailed to your business address.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please call 1 800 731-4000.
Effective May 18, 2022 :
(1) The business must record and, for a period of 20 years beginning on the day on which the record is created, keep the following information relating to the business' possession and disposal of all non-restricted firearms:
(a) the classification of the firearm;
(b) the date and an indication of any business activity related to the possession or the disposal of the firearm, including, if applicable, its purchase, sale, bartering, gifting, consignment, importation, exportation, repair, alteration, deactivation, destruction, manufacture, pawn broking, storage and display;
(c) the firearm's manufacturer, make, model, type, action, gauge or calibre, barrel length and, in the case of a fixed magazine, magazine capacity;
(d) all serial numbers displayed on the firearm's frame or receiver;
(e) the name and address of the individual or business to which the firearm was sent, or from which the firearm was received, in the course of any business activity referred to in paragraph (b) other than an activity that relates to a transfer of the firearm, if applicable; and,
(f) if the business caused the firearm to be shipped by another person, the name of the shipper or carrier, their licence number or permit number, if applicable, and the package tracking number of the shipped firearm.
(2) The business must record and, for a period of 20 years from the day on which the business transfers a non-restricted firearm, keep the following information in respect of the transfer:
(a) the reference number issued by the Registrar;
(b) the day on which the reference number was issued;
(c) the transferee's licence number; and
(d) the firearm's make, model and type and, if any, its serial number.
(3) The business must, unless otherwise directed by a chief firearms officer, transmit any records containing the information referred to at conditions (1) or (2) above to the Registrar of Firearms if it is determined that the business will cease to be a business.