It has been defined clearly who can and cannot have the ability to possess a concealed weapon. Every year, thousands of individuals are charged with offenses that are weapon related. This ride of these offenses continues to rise as the years pass. Below are a few of the circumstances that do not allow you to carry a concealed weapon.
One offense that breaks the laws regarding firearms is the illegal trafficking of weapons. This includes the unlawful distribution and sale of firearms, and it is a federal offense. Gun registration is heavily regulated, and therefore when a gun is unlawfully obtained, it immediately results in charges for both the person that possesses the weapon as well as the seller or distributor.
These cases are sometimes difficult to prove. Where and how a person unlawfully obtained a firearm requires investigation. If arrested for the illegal trafficking of firearms, an individual is facing serious charges that may come with harsh penalties.
Large fines, lengthy jail time, and a loss of basic rights may occur upon being found guilty of this crime.
An Example of Firearm Possession Laws
There are many laws in Canada meant to restrict and regulate who may purchase, own, and use a gun or other weapons. Common examples of such laws include the following:
- It is against the law for a convicted felon to possess a firearm, unless that individual’s civil rights have been reinstated.
- It is illegal for an individual who has been issued an injunction restricting them from committing domestic violence to possess any firearms or ammunition.
- It is illegal for a minor to possess a firearm, unless that individual in engaged in legal activities such as recreational hunting with a parent or guardian.
- It is illegal for vagrants, alcoholics, drug addicts, or the mentally incompetent to possess a firearm
These laws are merely related to possession of a firearm. There are a number of other legal restrictions that extensively regulate firearm carrying. To be sure of what the laws are in your area, you should speak with an experienced lawyer.