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This document is archival in nature and is intended for those who wish to consult archival documents made available from the collection of Public Safety Canada. Some of these documents are available in only one official language. Translation, to be provided by Public Safety Canada, is available upon request.

Le présent document a une valeur archivistique et fait partie des documents d’archives rendus disponibles par Sécurité publique Canada à ceux qui souhaitent consulter ces documents issus de sa collection. Certains de ces documents ne sont disponibles que dans une langue officielle. Sécurité publique Canada fournira une traduction sur demande.

Royal Canadian Gendarmerie royale Mounted Police du Canada

1994

FIREARMS REPORT

TO THE

SOLICITOR GENERAL

BY THE

COMMISSIONER OF THE RCMP

Canadg

LIBRARY SOLICITOR GENER_AL CANADA

MAY 30 1996

FORWARD

The RCMP has been responsible for the management of a central recording bureau in Ottawa, for the registration of all handguns (restricted weapons) since 1934.

The Commissioner RCMP, pursuant to the Criminal Code, maintains these records in the Firearms Registration and Administration Sections (FRAS) computerized registry. As required by the Criminal Code, the Commissioner is also responsible for compiling the Annual Firearms Report to the Solicitor General of Canada. The first Annual Firearms Report was compiled in 1978 and tabled in Parliament in 1979. In that year the "Registry" contained the records of over 725,000 restricted weapons. Most of these registered restricted weapons were handguns, but also included certain other categories of restricted firearms, such as short barrelled semi-automatic centre-fire rifles. The statistics contained in the Report are provided to FRAS by the Chief Provincial and Territorial Firearms Officers throughout Canada. Today, there are more than 1.2 million restricted weapons registered in Canada. Of these, 950,000 handguns are registered to about 560,000 private individuals.

In addition, FRAS is also the responsibility centre for the National Firearms Tracing Program. Police agencies requesting assistance in tracing unregistered firearms, contact FRAS who in turn communicate directly with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in Washington, D.C. This tracing program, coordinated through RCMP FRAS and all Canadian enforcement agencies, in joint cooperation with the Department of Justice, will assist in supporting the government's anti- smuggling initiative.

Looking to the future, FRAS is undertaking a pilot project that will allow for the direct electronic entry of the registration data received from the submitting police agencies involved. FRAS will also be implementing a computerized imaging system that will enable Firearms Registrars to readily identify firearms submitted for registration, as well as being able to aid enforcement agencies in their field investigations.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

page

Introduction 1

Firearm Registration Statistics - 1994 3

Restricted Weapon Registration Certificates Refused and Revoked 4

Total Registered & Recorded Restricted Weapons in Canada 1980 to 1994

Restricted Weapons Per Province / Territory by Type & Action as of 94-12-31

Total Registered & Recorded Restricted Weapons by Province / Territory as of 94-12-31 7

The Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC) System 8

Firearms Acquisition Certificates Issued in 1994 9

Firearms Acquisition Certificates Refused in 1994 10

* FAC's Issued Per Province / Territory in 1994 11

* FAC's Issued in Canada 1979 to 1994 12

The Firearms Permit System 13

Firearms & Ammunition Business / Museum Permit System 14

Firearms Permits Issued / Refused / Revoked in 1994 15

Firearms & Ammunition Business / Museum Permits Issued in 1994 16

Firearms & Ammunition Business / Museum Permits . Refused / Revoked in 1994 18

* Denotes Graphs

TABLE OF CONTENTS

page

Total Firearms & Ammunition Business / Museum Permits issued 1984 to 1994 19

• The Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) System 20

Stolen Firearms 21

Lost or Missing Firearms 22

• Cumulative Total of Lost or Missing and Stolen Firearms in Canada 1984 to 1994 23

Recovered or Found Firearms 24

• Cumulative Total of Recovered or Found Firearms in Canada 1984 to 1994 25

Firearms Prohibitions 26

Persons Prohibited Possessing Firearms by Criminal Code Sections in 1994 27

• Cumulative Total of Persons Prohibited Possessing Firearms in Canada 1984 to 1994 28

Orders in Council 29

• DenoteS Graphs

INTRODUCTION

Section 117 of the Criminal Code states "The Commissioner shall, within five months after the end of each year and at such other times as the Solicitor General of Canada may, in writing, request, submit to the Solicitor General a report, in such form and setting forth such information as the Solicitor General may direct, with regard to the administration of the provisions of this Part respecting firearms acquisition certificates, registration certificates and permits and the information contained in the registry maintained pursuant to section 114, and the Solicitor General shall cause each report to be laid before Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which Parliament is sitting after the Solicitor General receives it."

The statistics contained in this report were obtained from the Firearms Registration and Administration Sections (FRAS), the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), and the Chief Provincial / Territorial Firearms Officers (CP/TFO).

The Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) maintains the Firearms Registration and Administration Sections in RCMP Headquarters, Ottawa, as per Criminal Code Section 114(1) which states "The Commissioner shall cause a registry to be maintained in which shall be kept a record of :

(a) every registration certificate that is issued under section 109;

(b) every registration certificate that is revoked under subsection 112 (1);

(c) every application for a registration certificate that is refused under subsection 112 (3);

(d) every permit issued under subsection 110 (5) that is revoked under subsection 112 (2);

(e) every application for a permit under subsection 110 (5) that is refused under subsection 112(4);

(f) every application for a firearms acquisition certificate that is refused;

(g) every prohibition order made under section 100 or paragraph 103 (6) (b); and

(h) every probation order to which a condition referred to in paragraph 737 (2) (d) is attached."

FRAS is comprised of two sections, the Firearms Registration Section and the Legislation and Regulations Section and is responsible for the maintenance of the National Registry of all registered restricted weapons in Canada. This registry is called the Restricted Weapon Registration System (RWRS)

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The registration data that is entered onto the RVVRS system forms part of the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) computer system. All this computerized information is available 24 hours a day to all CPIC users / Police Agencies in Canada and users of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) in the United States.

In addition, FRAS, with the co-operation of the CP/TFO's is responsible for or involved in:

* the publication and maintenance of the National Firearms Manual;

* the creation and implementation of restricted weapon related forms as per the Criminal Code;

* the issuance of Criminal Code controlled permits to police agencies and Chief Provincial / Territorial Firearms Officers;

* representing the RCMP at CP/T'FO and Justice Department conferences;

* providing advice / assistance to other Police Agencies when requested;

* issuing Ce rt ified Copies / Affidavits on restricted weapons to Police Agencies for court purposes;

* the issuance of replacement certificates (C-306's) to those registrants who have changed address via (C-301);

* liaison with CPIC personnel for the maintenance of the Restricted Weapon Registration System;

* responding to queries on firearms and firearms related matters;

* the Firearms Acquisition Certificate System;

* the Business Permit System;

* the Firearms Tracing Program;

* the compilation and preparation of the statistical data for the Annual Firearms Report to the Solicitor General of Canada and to Parliament; and other related

* police administration responsibilities emanating from the firearms provisions of the Criminal Code.

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FIREARM REGISTRATION STATISTICS - 1994

TOTAL NUMBER OF RESTRICTED WEAPONS REGISTERED AND RECORDED IN CANADA AS OF 93-12-31 1,221,179

TOTAL NUMBER OF RESTRICTED WEAPONS REGISTERED AND RECORDED IN CANADA

AS OF 94-12-31 1,246,028 *

INCREASE IN RESTRICTED WEAPONS REGISTERED AND RECORDED IN CANADA FROM 1993 TO 1994 24,849

RESTRICTED WEAPON REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES (RWRC) WITHDRAWN FROM THE REGISTRY IN 1994 14,696

(WEAPONS DESTROYED, EXPORTED OR FORFEITED BY LAW)

REGISTERED WEAPONS

The term "registered" includes restricted weapons that are "registered" to individuals after an Application to Register a Restricted Weapon (Form C-300) has been received by the Firearms Registration and Administration Sections (FRAS). Applicants are then issued a Restricted Weapon Registration Certificate, (Form C-306) in their name, for each restricted weapon being registered. There were 39,112 restricted weapon transactions in 1994. This figure includes new restricted weapons not previously registered as well as transfers of existing registered restricted weapons.

RECORDED WEAPONS

The term "recorded" includes firearms in the possession of firearms businesses, museums and federal,

provincial or municipal agencies. Recorded firearms require that FRAS receive either a Form C-300

or a letter from the respective agency or in the case of a firearms business a Restricted Weapon Acquisition Report (Form C-305). Registration Certificates are issued for these firearms and marked "recorded only". Restricted Weapon Registration Certificates may only be issued to individuals who possess a Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC). There were 43,101 recorded firearm transactions in 1994. This figure includes new firearms not previously recorded as well as transfers of existing registered restricted weapons into the recorded category.

* The total number of restricted weapons registered or recorded in Canada differs from the figures on pages 6 and 7. A portion of the required data for action, type and address on pages 6

and 7 is not available on older registration recordes.

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Efl REVOKED

REFUSED

RESTRICTED WEAPON REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES REFUSED I REVOKED

THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR RESTRICTED WEAPON REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES " REFUSED " BY THE COMMISSIONER IN THE INTERESTS OF SAFETY. ( CRIMINAL CODE SUB-SECTION 112 (3)) 7

THE NUMBER OF RESTRICTED WEAPON REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES " REVOKED " BY THE COMMISSIONER IN THE INTERESTS OF SAFETY

(CRIMINAL CODE SUB-SECTION 112 (1)) 9

The Commissioner of the RCMP, may refuse to issue or may revoke a registration certificate when given notice of any matter that may render it desirable in the interests of safety of the applicant, the registrant, or any other person, that the applicant should not possess a restricted weapon (Criminal Code sub-section 112(1), 112 (3).)

There has been a considerable increase in requests to issue or revoke registration certificates this year in comparison to previous years.

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 TOTAL

REFUSED 5 1 2 4 2 4 4 1 0 1 7 31

REVOKED 0 0 2 1 3 3 6 2 5 1 9 32

TOTAL 5 1 4 5 5 7 10 3 5 2 16 63

ve V \ 0

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

-4.- REFUSED REVOKED I

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1200000

1000000

10546

1011801 9811926.

9 923125

47072

1400000

1246028 1221179

893505 8

84064562717 -

10546

5-

800000 50000766649 77 795069 816571-

600000

400000

200000

TOTAL REGISTERED 8t RECORDED RESTRICTED WEAPONS IN CANADA

1980 TO 1994

/ ÇS, \)‘

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

Increase in the number of restricted weapons from 1992 to 1993 was due to a total conversion from a manual counting system to a computer system. The 1993 figure also includes

all restricted weapons recorded to Federal, Provincial and Municipal Agencies.

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RESTRICTED WEAPONS PER PROVINCE / TERRITORY BY TYPE AND ACTION AS OF 94-12-31

TYPE:

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NVVT YUK TOTAL

HG 8703 4123 46639 38984 218513 413160 51956 58252 130365 177828 2687 3594 1154804

RI 416 144 1251 1060 17541 14627 2344 2557 5101 7044 230 133 52448

SG 67 13 318 259 219 705 660 647 1007 1319 87 30 5331

SM 94 24 200 102 733 3038 482 326 660 650 27 18 6354

MG 12 11 54 19 101 859 113 68 218 135 5 3 1598

AP 0 0 17 4 5 21 67 23 9 18 0 0 164

TOTAL 9292 4315 48479 40428 237112 432410 55622 61873 137360 186994 3036 3778 1220699

HG - HANDGUN RI - RIFLE SG - SHOTGUN SM - SUBMACHINE GUN MG - MACHINE GUN AP - AIR PISTOL

ACTION:

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NVVT YUK TOTAL

P 339 253 2584 1887 5284 19419 2330 2913 6765 9603 113 179 51669

R 5265 2637 27617 22813 129085 229034 31587 35666 72257 98151 1443 2261 657816

SA 3464 1353 17495 15219 101963 177346 19792 21357 55705 76057 1279 1279 492309

FA 27 19 200 84 399 1881 434 188 472 416 12 7 4139

CA 63 24 59 52 141 3171 269 212 650 645 23 10 5319

A 1 1 23 19 71 61 59 42 28 51 0 0 356

TOTAL 9159 4287 47978 40074 236943 430912 54471 60378 135877 184923 2870 3736 1211608

P- PISTOL R- REVOLVER SA - SEMI - AUTOMATIC FA - FULLY AUTOMATIC CA - CONVERTED FULLY AUTOMATIC A - AIR, SPRING OR GAS

The total number of restricted weapons per Province / Territory by "type" differs from the total number of restricted weapons per Province / Territory by "action" due to older registration certificates which did not include the type and / or action on the registration ce rt ificate and thus this field was not picked up by the computer.

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1239508

1435101

SASK

MAN 156019

62530

ALTA

BC

NWT 3074

YUK 13651

138560

188236

TOTAL REGISTERED & RECORDED

RESTRICTED WEAPONS BY PROVINCE / TERRITORY

AS OF 94-12-31

NFLD 19349

PEI 14341

NS 111.1148755

NB 1.40651

QUE

ONT

0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 300000 350000 400000 450000

• NFLD U PEI • NS U NB U QUE U ONT

• MAN SASK • ALTA I BC NWT II YUK

THE FIREARMS ACQUISITION CERTIFICATE ( FAC ) SYSTEM

A person, 18 years of age or over, who, in any manner acquires a firearm, must first obtain an FAC. (Sec. 97 (3) C.C.) It is an offence for anyone to sell, barter, give, lend, transfer or deliver a firearm to a person who does not possess a valid FAC at the time of the transaction. (Sec. 97 (1) C.C.) Once obtained, an FAC is valid throughout Canada for 5 years.

Any person or member of a class of persons designated as a firearms officer, in writing, by the Attorney General of a province or the Commissioner of the RCMP, may process and approve an application for an FAC which is issued by the local firearms officer, but produced by the office of the Chief Provincial / Territorial Firearms Officer (CPTTF0).

Effective 94-01-01 (with later dates in some Provinces /Territories) an FAC applicant must show that he / she has successfully completed an approved course or test relating to the safe handling, use of, and laws relating to firearms. (Sec. 106 (2) (c) C.C.)

A person who wishes to acquire a firearm in order to hunt or trap to sustain himself / herself or his / her family must have an FAC, however there is no fee collected in these cases.

Unless an applicant has a valid FAC when he / she applies, an FAC cannot be issued until a 28 day waiting period has elapsed. (Sec. 106 (1) C.C.)

An FAC applicant must submit the following;

1) A complete application form (form 1400 or 622-050 / 622-050A in Quebec);

2) Proof of safety certification by passing an approved course or test or by competency certification by a firearms officer;

3) The names of two references as outlined in Sec. 106 (8) C.C.;

4) A current passport - quality photograph; and,

5) The prescribed fee - a non-refundable fee of $50 is payable upon submission of the application or, for an FAC renewal, one half of the prescribed fee is charged for an FAC to applicants holding a valid FAC. The fee is waived if the FAC is issued for sustenance purposes.

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NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN

1093 40 1139 882 7295 8848 1830

SASK ALTA BC NVVT YUK TOTAL

5278 2455 5135 741 151 34885

0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 7

FIREARMS ACQUISITION CERTIFICATES ISSUED IN 1994

1. NEW (FEE) FAC'S ISSUED

2. NEW (FEE) FAC'S ISSUED AFTER REFERENCE TO A PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGE

3. RENEVVAL (FEE) FAC'S ISSUED AFTER REFERENCE TO A PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGE

4. RENEVVAL (FEE) FAC'S ISSUED

5. NEW (NO FEE) FAC'S ISSUED

6. NEW (NO FEE) FAC'S ISSUED AFTER REFERENCE TO A PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGE

7. RENEVVAL (NO FEE) FAC'S ISSUED AFTER REFERENCE TO A PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGE

8. RENEWAL (NO FEE) FAC'S ISSUED

O 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4

167 19 579 397 1648 4009 938 2683 1643 1635 279 95 14092

0 0 1 0 14 5 9 30 2 4 98 3 166

O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 180 6 3 10 1 0 11 2 213

TOTAL FAC'S ISSUED PER PROV. / TERR.

( NO's 1 THRU 8 ) 1260 59 1719 1279 9137 12867 2785 8002 4101 6774 1133 251 49367

NO's 5 THRU 8 Firearms Acquisition Certificates issued without a fee are those required by applicants who need a firearm

to sustain themselves or their families.

NO's 3, 4, 7, & 8 Renewal FAC's are issued io individuals who renew an FAC before it expires.

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FIREARMS ACQUISITION CERTIFICATES REFUSED IN 1994

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NWT YUK TOTAL

1. NEW (FEE) FAC'S REFUSED 6 0 3 1 319 138 27 28 36 56 37 3 654

2. RENEWAL (FEE) FAC'S REFUSED 2 0 3 0 2 28 7 7 6 8 10 0 73

3. NEW (NO FEE) FAC'S REFUSED 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 0 0 4 0 15

4. RENEWAL (NO FEE) FAC'S REFUSED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

TOTAL FAC'S REFUSED PER PROV. / TERR.

( NO'S 1 THRU 4 ) 8 0 6 1 321 167 36 43 42 64 52 3 743

Persons "Refused" a Firearms Acquisition Certificate are entered on the Canadian Police Information Centre computer system in the Refused Persons category. This primary category has been incorporated into CPIC to meet the requirements of the Firearms Legislation of the Criminal Code. It is used to record data on a person who has:

1. been refused the issuance of a Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC) ; or

2. had an FAC revoked.

The originating agency must hold a copy of the completed FAC application and a copy of the investigation report (form 3287) outlining the reasons for the refusal.

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YUK 251

PEI 59

SASK 8002

QUE 9137

NB 1279

MAN 2785

NS 1719

BC 6774 -

NFLD 1260

ONT 12867

NWT 1133

FAC's ISSUED PER PROVINCE / TERRITORY

IN 1994

ALTA 4101

ONT PEI QUE NB MAN NS

BC 11 NFLD ALTA YUK SASK NWT

I 1,0 I

209757

167537

146353

133515

251207

171537

175e9

168348

165347

160351

177398

187499

199589

287957

80371

49367

(.3

(t,

,o <0

FAC'S ISSUED IN CANADA 1979 TO 1994

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

The increase in the number of FAC's issued in 1992 was due to new Firearms Legislation and increased new FAC fees coming into force in 1993

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THE FIREARMS PERMIT SYSTEM

A firearms permit, be it a Permit to Carry (C-302), a Permit to Transport (C-301),or a Temporary Storage Permit (3273) authorizing a person to possess a restricted weapon elsewhere than at the place at which he / she is otherwise entitled to possess it, as indicated on the registration certificate (C-306), may be issued by:

1) the Commissioner of the RCMP; 2) the Attorney General of a Province / Territory; 3) a Chief Provincial / Territorial Firearms Officer; or 4) a person who has been designated in writing for that purpose by the Commissioner, RCMP,

or the Attorney General of the Province / Territory.

PERMIT TO CARRY A RESTRICTED WEAPON ( C-302 )

Only the Commissioner of the RCMP or a person designated in writing by him may issue an interprovincial permit to carry a restricted weapon that is required to protect life or required for use in connection with the applicant's lawful profession or occupation.. Provincial / Territorial authorities may issue permits within their Province / Territory and an interprovincial permit for use in target practice under the auspices of a shooting club approved by the Attorney General of the Province / Territory in which the premises of the shooting club are located. Permits to carry may be issued to protect life, for lawful profession or occupation, for target practice and for target practice with conditions attached. The distinction between a minor's permit (Sec.110 (7) C.C.) and a minor's sustenance permit (Sec. 110 (6) C.C.) is that the latter does not specify a minimum age requirement or conditions for supervision. In these cases, the applicant, under 18 years of age, requires a firearm for personal or family sustenance. Minor's may not possess restricted weapons.

PERMIT TO TRANSPORT A RESTRICTED WEAPON ( C-301 )

A permit to transport is intended to allow a person to transport a restricted weapon from one location to another where the firearm can be legally retained, for example: during a change of address, to display the firearm at a gun show, to transport the firearm for repair, or to export the firearm.

PERMIT TO TEMPORARILY STORE A RESTRICTED WEAPON ( FORM 3273 )

A temporary storage permit, which is valid for up to one year, allows a person to transport a restricted weapon from the registrant's usual dwelling house or ordinary place of business to temporaily store the restricted weapon at a place other than the place at which the registrant is otherwise entitled to possess it. ( eg:during a temporary overseas posting or until such a time as the registrant has secure storage facilities). Either person named in the permit is authorized to transport the restricted weapon and either person may apply for renewal of the permit ( Sec.110 (3.1),(3.2),(3.3) C.C.)

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FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION BUSINESS / MUSEUM PERMIT SYSTEM

FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION BUSINESS / MUSEUM PERMIT (C-304)

Section 105 (1) C.C.: Every person who operates a museum approved, for the purposes of this Part, by the Commissioner or the Attorney General of the Province / Territory in which it is situated, or who carries on a business that includes the buying or selling at wholesale or retail, storing, importing, repairing, modifying or taking in pawn of restricted weapons or firearms or the importing, buying, selling, transferring or delivering, at wholesale or retail, of prohibited weapons, or the manufacturing, importing or exporting, for industrial purposes of prohibited weapons or components or parts thereof, requires a Firearms and Ammunition Business / Museum Permit, and shall meet the requirements set out in Subsection . 105 (1.1 ) C.C..

The criteria used to determine the annual fees payable on application for a permit to carry on a business are as follows:

1) Selling at retail fewer than 50 firearms, other than restricted weapons, per year.

2) Selling at retail 50 or more firearms, other than restricted weapons, per year,

3) Selling at retail fewer than 50 firearms, including restricted weapons, per year.

4) Selling at retail 50 or more firearms, including restricted weapons, per year.

5) Selling at retail and wholesale restricted weapons or firearms.

6) Manufacturing restricted weapons or firearms.

7) Repairing, altering or modifying restricted weapons or firearms.

8) Taking restricted weapons or firearms in pawn.

9) Manufacturing ammunition.

10) Buying ammunition for selling at wholesale or selling ammunition at wholesale.

11) Buying ammunition for selling at retail or selling at retail ammunition.

12) Storing firearms or restricted weapons

The number of firearms and ammunition business permits issued may reflect more than one category, ie; retail sale of restricted weapons plus gunsmithing etc. The annual fee payable by the person in respect of the application for the permit is the greatest applicable fee. Where a permit is to remain in force for a period not exceeding six months, or for a period of more than six months but not exceeding one year, the fee payable on application is one half that of the annual fee.

The number of firearms or restricted weapons sold at retail by a business is deemed to be the number sold by the business during the 12 month period immediately before the day of any application for renewal of a permit.

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FIREARMS PERMITS ISSUED / REFUSED / REVOKED IN 1994

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NVVT YUK TOTAL

FIREARMS PERMITS ISSUED

a) Sec. 110 (2) C.C.. Permits to Carry 301 64 994 282 6317 17530 1747 2335 4988 16984 155 199 51896

b) Sec. 110 (3) C.C. Permits to Transport 112 118 1226 306 7481 12507 1719 3113 9260 8363 250 343 44798

c) Sec. 110 (6) C.C. Minor's Sustenance Permits 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 3 2 20 32

d) Sec. 110 (7) C.C. Minor's Permits 42 131 6 20 14 1503 246 1494 437 1 10 40 3944

FIREARMS PERMITS REFUSED

a) Sec 110 (2) C.C. Permits to Carry

b) Sec. 110 (3) C.C. Permits to Transport

O 0 0 0 51 4 0 0 0 46 4 0 105

O 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3

c) Sec. 110 (6) C.C. Minor's Sustenance Permits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

d) Sec. 110 (7) C.C. Minor's Permits 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

FIREARMS PERMITS REVOKED

a) Sec. 110 (2) C.C. Permits to Carry

b) Sec. 110 (3) C.C. Permits to Transport

O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

O 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

c) Sec. 110 (6) C.C. Minor's Sustenance Permits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

d) Sec. 110 (7) C.C. Minor's Permits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION BUSINESS / MUSEUM PERMITS ISSUED IN 1994

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NWT YUK TOTAL

1) RETAIL SALE OF FIREARMS OTHER THAN RESTRICTED WEAPONS

a) Selling fewer than 50 firearms, per year

b) Selling 50 or more firearms, per year

2) RETAIL SALE OF FIREARMS INCLUDING THE SALE OF RESTRICTED WEAPONS

a) Selling fewer than 50 firearms, per year

b) Selling 50 or more firearms, per year

140 6 94 111 444 501 139 128 210 183 81 8 2045

14 1 17 9 75 71 11 29 43 27 1 0 298

5 6 47 29 97 165 34 60 44 61 4 6 558

4 1 16 4 47 91 17 27 65 46 2 0 320

3) WHOLESALER

a) Selling at retail and wholesale firearms other than restricted weapons 0 0 0 0 5 6 7 0 2 0 0 0 20

b) Selling at retail and wholesale firearms including restricted weapons 3 0 2 4 18 19 0 2 3 6 0 0 57

4) MANUFACTURER

a) Manufacturing firearms other than restricted weapons 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

b) Manufacturing firearms including restricted weapons 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 9

c) Manufacturing, importing or exporting prohibited weapons or components 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5

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FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION BUSINESS I MUSEUM PERMITS ISSUED IN 1994

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NWT YUK TOTAL

5) GUNSMITH

a) Repairing, altering or modifying firearms other than restricted weapons 0 0 1 7 7 9 5 0 18 10 0 0 57

b) Repairing, altering or modifying firearms including restricted weapons 4 0 1 1 2 14 3 0 7 10 4 • 0 46

6) PAWNBROKER

a) Taking in pawn firearms other than restricted weapons 0 0 0 1 1 0 11 17 44 29 0 0 103

b) Taking in pawn firearms including restricted weapons 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

7) STORAGE

a) Storing firearms or restricted weapons 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 6 0 0 0 13

8) GUN SHOWS

a) Showing firearms other than restricted weapons 0 0 15 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 59

b) Showing firearms including restricted weapons 0 0 12 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15

9) AMMUNITION

a) Selling ammunition at retail 433 16 90 268 876 721 294 318 511 318 26 6 3877

b) Selling ammunition at wholesale 2 0 1 2 7 10 2 0 2 2 0 0 28

C) Manufacturing ammunition 0 0 0 0 5 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 14

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TOTAL NUMBER OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION BUSINESS / MUSEUM PERMITS ISSUED BY PROVINCE / TERRITORY IN 1994

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NVVT YUK TOTAL

1. Firearms Dealers 170 14 205 167 703 932 227 263 444 377 92 14 3608

2. Ammunition Dealers 435 16 91 270 888 737 296 318 515 321 26 6 3919

Total 605 30 296 437 1591 1669 523 581 959 698 118 20 7527

The number of firearms and ammunition business permits issued may be higher than the number of firearms and ammunition dealers in existence, as a number of business permits were issued on a temporary basis to cover gun shows, exhibitions, etc..

NUMBER OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION BUSINESS / MUSEUM PERMITS REFUSED / REVOKED IN 1994

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NVVT YUK TOTAL

1. Number of Firearms and Ammunition Business Permit applications refused under Subsection 112 (4) C.C. 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4

2. Number of Firearms and Ammunition Business Permits revoked under Subsection 112 (2) C.C. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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10000

8000

6000

4000

2000

TOTAL FIREARMS & AMMUNITION BUSINESS / MUSEUM PERMITS ISSUED

1984 TO 1994

12000

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

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THE CANADIAN POLICE INFORMATION CENTRE (CPIC) SYSTEM

The CPIC system uses computerized files and telecommunications technology to store, retrieve and communicate information. Through a complex computer network, police officers across the country, can use CPIC terminals to access CPIC mainframe computers and data storage devices located at RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa.

The CPIC system provides the law enforcement community with four data banks of operational information; the Investigative, Identification, Intelligence and Ancillary data banks.

The Investigative data bank contains, among other information, details on stolen or lost property such as firearms. The information in this data bank is contributed and maintained by police agencies.

The Identification data bank contains criminal records, such as persons "prohibited firearms" This information is maintained by RCMP Information and Identification Services on behalf of the contributing police agencies.

Firearms are entered on CPIC by contributing police agencies in the Investigative data bank under the property file. The primary category "Gun" is used to describe stolen. missing / lost, loaned / pawned, and recovered / found guns. The term "Gun", for the purposes of CPIC, means any barrelled weapon which can discharge a bullet or other projectile. The gun must be identifiable by a unique serial number, firmly engraved, etched or stamped on it. The expiry date for "GUN" records on CPIC is system-generated as indefinite. The status field is mandatory when entering a firearm on CPIC. They are as follows:

STOLEN - the firearm has been stolen

LOST / MISSING - the firearm is lost or missing ( this includes firearms that must be located by police agencies for investigative or other operational purposes )

RECOVERED / FOUND - the firearm has been recovered / found or seized

PAVVN ED - the firearm has been pawned or loaned

The pawned or loaned status is defined as "items of property which have been accepted from individuals as collateral for loans, and for the purposes of the CPIC Property File, articles obtained by direct purchase where there is reason to believe they may have been stolen."

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STOLEN FIREARMS

THE CUMULATIVE NUMBER OF FIREARMS REPORTED STOLEN RECORDED IN THE CANADIAN POLICE INFORMATION CENTRE (CPIC) SINCE 1974 AND WHICH VVERE STILL IN THAT STATUS AS OF 94-12-31.

BY TYPE:

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NWT YUK TOTAL

RESTRICTED WEAPONS 75 29 722 593 8793 8414 875 753 2639 4659 75 54 27681

RIFLES 57 6 746 955 5266 5584 1396 1424 1830 3360 129 95 20848

SHOTGUNS 65 24 443 468 3988 4503 787 603 544 1288 38 18 12769

OTHER 5 2 81 26 256 706 47 28 77 184 2 2 1416

TOTAL 202 61 1992 2042 18303 19207 3105 2808 5090 9491 244 169 62714

THE ANNUAL NUMBER OF FIREARMS REPORTED STOLEN RECORDED IN THE CANADIAN POLICE INFORMATION CENTRE (CPIC) FOR THE YEAR 1994 (JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31)

BY TYPE:

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NINT YUK TOTAL

RESTRICTED WEAPONS 9 0 70 51 670 674 103 106 261 454 25 4 2427

RIFLES 9 0 47 63 421 313 132 159 186 360 13 5 1708

SHOTGUNS 8 4 32 26 258 257 72 54 67 108 5 0 891

OTHER 2 0 5 2 12 47 5 2 13 14 1 1 104

TOTAL . 28 4 154 142 1361 1291 312 321 527 936 44 10 5130

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LOST OR MISSING FIREARMS

THE CUMULATIVE NUMBER OF FIREARMS REPORTED LOST OR MISSING RECORDED IN THE CANADIAN POLICE INFORMATION CENTRE (CPIC) SINCE 1974 AND WHICH WERE STILL IN THAT STATUS AS OF 94-12-31

BY TYPE:

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NWT YUK TOTAL

RESTRICTED WEAPONS 11 5 84 84 906 2389 140 135 372 470 7 25 4628

RIFLES 7 0 11 34 97 246 51 29 53 54 54 5 641

SHOTGUNS 8 1 6 22 78 162 19 7 23 22 5 2 355

OTHER 0 0 1 4 12 26 0 2 1 3 0 0 49

TOTAL 26 6 102 144 1093 2823 210 173 449 549 66 32 5673

THE ANNUAL NUMBER OF FIREARMS REPORTED LOST OR MISSING RECORDED IN THE CANADIAN POLICE INFORMATION CENTRE (CPIC) FOR THE YEAR 1994 ( JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31 )

BY TYPE:

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NWT YUK TOTAL

RESTRICTED WEAPON 1 0 6_ 11 111 935 63 15 37 50 0 1 1230

RIFLES 1 0 1 1 20 17 4 12 6 7 22 1 92

SHOTGUNS 1 0 0 1 12 13 1 2 4 3 4 0 41

OTHER 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 12

TOTAL 3 0 7 13 144 976 68 29 47 60 26 2 1375

THE CUMULATIVE NUMBER OF FIREARMS REPORTED LOST OR MISSING AND STOLEN

RECORDED IN THE CANADIAN POLICE INFORMATION CENTRE (CPIC) FROM 1984 TO 1994

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

TOTALS 39809 42794 45585 48623 50696 52986 55926 59091 62125 65926 68387

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CUMULATIVE TOTAL OF LOST OR MISSING AND

STOLEN FIREARMS IN CANADA 1984 TO 1994

80000

70000 68387 65926

62125

60000

55926

52986 50698

50000 46623

45585

40000

30000

20000

10000

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

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RECOVERED OR FOUND FIREARMS

THE CUMULATIVE NUMBER OF RECOVERED OR FOUND FIREARMS RECORDED IN THE CANADIAN POLICE INFORMATION CENTRE (CPIC) SINCE 1974 AND WHICH WERE STILL IN THAT STATUS AS OF 94-12-31.

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NWT YUK TOTAL

RECOVERED / FOUND 4 3 4 18 723 5678 37 11 186 214 3 2 6883

THE ANNUAL NUMBER OF RECOVERED OR FOUND FIREARMS RECORDED IN THE CANADIAN POLICE INFORMATION CENTRE (CPIC) FOR THE YEAR 1994 (JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31)

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NWT YUK TOTAL

RECOVERED / FOUND 3 1 1 2 173 1939 28 9 94 177 3 2 2432

THE CUMULATIVE NUMBER OF RECOVERED OR FOUND FIREARMS RECORDED IN THE CANADIAN POLICE INFORMATION CENTRE (CPIC) FROM 1984 TO 1994

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

• TOTALS 1818 1839 1974 2364 3369 4053 4900 5501 7367 6294 6883

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1984

1985

1986

1987

818

1839

1974

1 2364

1-

1-

1-

0

4053

4900

5501

7367:

6294

6883

CUMULATIVE TOTAL

UND A

1988 3369,

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

2000 4000 6000 8000 10000

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FIREARMS PROHIBITIONS

Firearms Prohibitions are entered on the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) computer system in the Prohibited Persons category by police agencies across Canada. Entries are made based on the outcome of court hearings where an offender is charged. Prohibition Orders fall under the following Criminal Code Sections;

A "Prohibited Firearms" entry includes a start date and an expiry date and at the end of the expiry date the entry is automatically rernoved. Expiry dates can be extended when additional information is received from the courts. In cases such as these, the entry would be modified by the original agency that entered the prohibition on CPIC.

"Prohibited Firearms" entries are automatically routed by unsolicited message to the Firearms Registration and Administration Sections (FRAS) of the RCMP. These messages are then audited by FRAS to establish which Criminal Code section the individual has been prohibited under.

To ensure that young persons are treated in accordance with the provisions of the Young Offenders Act there is a specific field on the computer entry format which must be filled in if the subject is a young person.

Persons "Prohibited Firearms" as a result of a Probation Order are entered on CPIC in the "Probation" category, however the time of the Prohibition Order cannot be longer than the Probation Order and a Probation Order cannot legally be for a period longer than three years. If the prohibition is longer than the Probation Order, a separate entry must be made under Prohibited Firearms" category.

Probation orders involving the Prohibition of Firearms are not automatically routed to FRAS. It is up to the entering agency to include the CPIC terminal number for FRAS when entering the court order so FRAS is made aware of the Probation with " Prohibited Firearms" condition.

CUMULATIVE TOTAL OF FIREARM PROHIBITIONS

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NVVT YUK TOTAL

Number of persons prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition or explosive substances recorded in the Canadian Police Information Centre 905 56 1077 495 11062 16847 3674 3793 4973 4022 740 232 47876

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PERSONS PROHIBITED POSSESSING FIREARMS BY CRIMINAL CODE SECTIONS FOR 1994

NUMBER OF PERSONS PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING FIREARMS. AMMUNITION OR EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCES RECORDED IN THE CANADIAN POLICE INFORMATION CENTRE DURING THE PERIOD 94-12-01 TO 94-12-31.

NFLD PEI NS NB QUE ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC NWT YUK TOTAL

1. Section 100 (1) C.C. Mandatory Prohibitions 150 7 254 32 2472 2800 611 700 1044 704 95 58 8927

2. Section 100 (2) C.C. Discretionary Prohibitions

3. Section 100 (6) C.C. Prohibition Hearings

105 5 113 74 292 1598 202 56 193 268 15 2 2923

8 4 30 34 56 100 150 13 46 58 3 0 502

4. Section 100 (7) C.C. Prohibition Hearings 2 2 0 3 9 11 3 1 5 3 0 0 39

5. Section 103 (6) (b) C.C. Prohibition Hearings 5 0 3 0 25 109 10 10 21 19 1 0 203

6. Section 810 (3.1) C.C. Condition of Recognizance 0 0 0. 0 4 2 3 0 11 9 0 0 29

7. Section 515 (4.1) C.C. Condition of a Release Order 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

8. Section 737 (2) (d) C.C. Prohibition as a result of condition of a probation order 18 0 19 13 80 2284 37 23 79 210 1 11 2775

9. Section 20 (1) (H) C.C. Y.O.A. C.C. Prohibition 0 0 0 2 7 58 1 3 31 17 0 0 119

10. Section 20 (1) (J) Y.O.A. C.C. Condition of a probation order 7 0 2 0 4 407 4 4 26 154 0 0 608

TOTAL 295 18 421 158 2949 7369 1021 810 1456 1442 115 71 16125

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60000

50000

29418 27499

25227

22714

20307

17446

14648

30000

20000

10000

47876

L•

CUMULATIVE TOTAL OF PERSONS PROHIBITED FIREARMS IN CANADA

1984 TO 1994

42219

40000 37159

52505

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

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ORDERS IN COUNCIL

1. ADDITIONS AND AMENDMENTS TO RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED WEAPONS CATEGORIES BY ORDER IN COUNCIL

Prohibited Weapons Order No.3, made by Order in Council P.C. 1978-873 on 78-03-23 (S0R178-278, 1978 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol.112, No 7., Page 1272) as amended by Order in Council P.C. 1992-1496 on 92-07-10 (S0R192-428, 1992, Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 126, No. 16, Page 3122) is amended by Order in Council P.C. 1994-1975 on 94-11-29 (SOR/ 94-742, 94-11-29, Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 128, No. 25, Page 3998.)-(Prohibited weapon added - Crossbow)

SCHEDULE

1. Section 2 of the Prohibited Weapons Order, No. 3 is amended by striking out the word "and" at the end of paragraph (b) and by replacing paragraph (c) with the following: (c) any device commonly known as a "crossbow", with a stock of 400mm or less; and (d) any other device similar to the device referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

Effective January 1, 1995.

Prohibited Weapons Order No.4, made by Order in Council P.C. 1978-874 on 78-03-23 (S0R178-279, 1978 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 112, No. 7, Page 1273) is amended by Order in Council P.C. 1994-1976 on 94-11-29 (S0R194-743, 94-11-29, Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 128, No. 25, Page 3999)-(Prohibited weapon added - knife "Push Dagger")

SCHEDULE

1. Section 2 of the Prohibited Weapons Order, No. 4 is amended by replacing paragraph (b) with the following:

(b) any knife commonly known as a "push- dagger" that is designed in such a fashion that the handle is placed perpendicular to the main cutting edge of the blade; and

(c) any other device similar to the device described in paragraph (a) or (b), but not including the aboriginal "ulu" knife.

Effective January 1,1995.

Prohibited Weapons Order No.11, made by Order in Council P.C. 1992-1668 on 92-07-16 (SOR/ 92-465, 1992 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol.126, No.17, Page 3443) is amended by Order in Council P.C. 1994-1977 on 94-11-29 (S0R194-744, 94-11-29, Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 128, No. 25, Page 4000) - (Additional firearms that are "prohibited weapons" added )-

Effective January 1, 1995.

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Prohibited Weapons Order No. 13, made by Order in Council P.C. 1994-1974 on 94-11-29 (SOR/94-741, 94-11-29 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 128, No. 25, Page 3992) is added -. (Firearms that are "prohibited" and "grandfathered")

Effective January 1. 1995

Restricted Weapons Order, made by Order in Council P.C. 1992-1670 on 92-07-16 (SOR/92- 467, 1992 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol.126, No. 17, Page 3450) is amended by Order in Council P.C. 1994-1978 on 94-11-29 (SOR/94-745, 94-11-29, Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 128, No. 25, Page 4003) (in accordance with the schedule hereto)

SCHEDULE

1. (1) Paragraphs 3(a) to (q) of the Restricted Weapons Order are revoked. (2) Paragraphs 3(s) to (x) of the Order are revoked.

Effective January 1, 1995

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT

(This statement is not part of the Orders.)

Description

The Orders in Council amend the Restricted Weapons Order to delete therefrom 23 semi-automatic variants of assault rifles.These firearms, as well as certain other firearms, assault pistols, combat shotguns, compact crossbows, and knives of the "push-dagger" design, are then declared to be "prohibited weapons" pursuant to the definition of that term in subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code.

2. DELETIONS TO RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED WEAPONS CATEGORIES BY ORDER IN COUNCIL NONE

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