The possession of firearms in Canada is strictly regulated, and the alarming frequency of shootings in cities like Toronto and Vancouver has resulted in aggressive enforcement of firearms offenses under the Criminal Code and amendments that mandate minimum sentences for some offenses. Canadian firearms offenses have also landed Americans visiting Canada with their guns in serious trouble.
The term “firearm” is defined in the Criminal Code as “a barreled weapon from which any shot, bullet, or other projectiles can be discharged and that is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death to a person, and includes any frame or receiver of such a barreled weapon and anything that can be adapted for use as a firearm; and includes guns and rifles.”
Anyone charged with or being investigated for a firearms offense should seek legal counsel from an experienced Vancouver criminal defense lawyer at the earliest opportunity. The stakes are high.
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