Weapons Offences

S=Summary H=Hybrid I=Indictable

Offence description Criminal Code Section S/H/I Minimum penalty Discharge available Maximum Penalty (S) Maximum Penalty (I)
Careless storage or use or handling of firearm 86 H   yes 6 mos./
$5,000 fine
2 yrs. (1st offence); 5 yrs. (subsequent offence)
Pointing a firearm 87 H   yes 6 mos./
$5,000 fine
5 yrs.
Weapons dangerous 88 H   yes 6 mos./
$5,000 fine
10 yrs.
Carrying concealed weapon 90 H   yes 6 mos./
$5,000 fine
5 yrs.
Unauthorized possession of firearm 91 H   yes 6 mos./
$5,000 fine
5 yrs.
Possession of firearm knowing possession unauthorized 92 I 1 yr. for 2d offence; 2 yrs. less a day for 3d yes (first offence only)   10 yrs.
Possession of restricted weapon with ammunition 95* H 3 yrs.
for 1st offence;
5 yrs. for 2d
(indictment only)
yes (summary conviction only) 1 yr./
$5,000 fine
10 yrs.

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