The registre québécois firearms into force on 29 January

News 7 December, 2017
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    Thursday, December 7, 2017 15:32

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    QUEBEC | The current owners of non-restricted firearms will have one year from 29 January to register their property with the Service of registration of firearms of quebec, announced by the government Couillard on Thursday.

    The inscription, which can be done online, will be without charge to owners. No chipping of the weapons will not be required.

    The new acquisitions of firearms will, however, be the subject of an application for registration upon taking possession, if it took place after the January 29, 2018.

    The companies that trade in firearms will also be subject to this restriction.

    According to the government Couillard, this measure “will be used to support the peace officers in their investigative work as well as in their interventions”. It will also make easier the execution of court orders that prohibit the possession of weapons.

    The federal government is estimated at 1.65 million the number of non-restricted firearms present on the territory of quebec.

    The entry into force of the quebec act will take place a year to the day after the bombing of the great mosque of Quebec, which had cost the lives of six people on the 29th of January last.

    In 2012, the Harper government had passed legislation to abolish the long-gun registry, the government of Quebec had countered by setting up its own registry.