Canadian Firearms Laws

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Firearm Quizzes & Trivia

This is a random set of questions a firearms user in Canada may expect to face when maneuvering through the various regulation and laws governing firearms use. Whether you are an experienced firearms user or new, try this test and see how you fare. Note: this test is not individually tracked and your participation is anonymous. In the name field you can put whatever you want. This test is not administered by the government or any lobby group. This test is freely provided but please do not re-distribute as the information and questions may be subject to change.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A license is required for individuals to purchase ammunition in Canada.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which of the following do not require the presence of a licensed individual to operate in Canada?
    • A. 

      A handgun

    • B. 

      A crossbow or bow

    • C. 

      An air rifle

    • D. 

      A slingshot

    • E. 

      A shotgun

    • F. 

      A bolt-action rifle

    • G. 

      A cannon

    • H. 

      An Airsoft (plastic pellet firing) gun

    • I. 

      A paintball marker

  • 3. 
    It is illegal to carry handguns in Canada by a private individual (not law enforcement, military or security worker)?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Fully automatic firearms are prohibited in Canada.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What does semi-automatic mean?
    • A. 

      When the trigger on a semi-automatic firearm is pulled and held down, the firearm will continue to fire and expend all its ammunition.

    • B. 

      When the trigger of a semi-automatic firearm is pulled, it will fire once until pulled again.

    • C. 

      A semi-automatic firearm will automatically eject expended cartridges without the shooter having to open the breech.

    • D. 

      A semi-automatic firearm means it can be loaded with a removable magazine.

  • 6. 
    Which of these is the closest definition of a non-restricted firearm in Canada?
    • A. 

      The firearm may only be collected but not put in use

    • B. 

      The firearm can only be fired at an approved range

    • C. 

      The firearm is deactivated and may be possessed by non-licensed individuals.

    • D. 

      The firearm is a manual action firearm and can be used anywhere

    • E. 

      The firearm may be transported anywhere and in use where hunting or target practice is allowed by local regulations.

  • 7. 
    In Canada a removable magazine for a manual-action firearm (ex. pump, lever, bolt) has the following limits for rounds:
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      None

    • E. 

      Removable magazines are illegal unless fused to the receiver so that they cannot be removed.

  • 8. 
    In Canada, it is illegal to load a smaller calibre round into a magazine made for a larger calibre.  ex. Loading a .223 into a magazine designed and manufactured for a .50 calibre magazine.  ex. Loading a 9mm into a .40 calibre magazine.
    • A. 

      Yes, only calibres for which the magazine was manufactured may be loaded

    • B. 

      No, it is legal to load smaller calibre ammunition into the magazine made for the larger calibre as long as it does not pass the legal limit for a semi-automatic firearm.

    • C. 

      Yes, a law enforcement officer must be able to determine what calibre is loaded in a magazine by its printed information on the exterior of the magazine.

    • D. 

      No, there is no law that disallows this.

  • 9. 
    The repealed long gun registry (Bill C-19) in Canada means that firearms do not have to be registered in Canada (except in Quebec).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    If a licensed owner passes away his or her heirs can immediately take possession of the deceased owner's firearms but may not use them until or unless they possess a valid license.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    There is no limit on the number of magazines a licensed individual may possess for a particular firearm.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Only ammunition marketed as target rounds can be fired at an approved range.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Bullet-resistant jackets are mandated for use at approved ranges where center-fire ammunition is employed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Law enforcement and military personnel do not require firearms licenses for their firearms they own themselves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    When transporting a non-restricted long arm (rifle or shotgun) which of the following is closest to the legal definition of safe transportation?
    • A. 

      The firearm is separated from its stock and trigger group.

    • B. 

      The firearm is unloaded, locked with a device to prevent firing and pointed away from people.

    • C. 

      The bolt is removed from the firearm and the firearm is unloaded.

    • D. 

      The firearm is unloaded.

    • E. 

      The firearm is unloaded and secured with a lock or other device to prevent firing.

    • F. 

      The firearm is encased in an opaque container and/or locked with a device to prevent firing and unloaded.

  • 16. 
    When transporting a restricted firearm (handgun or long arm that has been classified as restricted) which of the following is closest to the legal definition of safe transportation?
    • A. 

      The firearm is unloaded.

    • B. 

      The firearm is unloaded and disassembled.

    • C. 

      The firearm is unloaded, locked with a device that prevents firing.

    • D. 

      The firearm is unloaded, locked with a device to prevent firing and inside an opaque container.

    • E. 

      The firearm is unloaded, locked with a device to prevent firing and locked inside a container that cannot easily be broken into.

    • F. 

      The firearm is unloaded, locked with a device to prevent firing and locked inside an opaque container that cannot easily be broken into.

  • 17. 
    A working handgun manufactured  prior to 1898 is under what classification?
    • A. 

      Antique

    • B. 

      Non-restricted

    • C. 

      Restricted

    • D. 

      Prohibited

    • E. 

      Is not defined under law

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not a firearms classification in Canada? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Antique

    • B. 

      Prohibited

    • C. 

      Non-prohibited

    • D. 

      Non-restricted

    • E. 

      Restricted

    • F. 

      Professional

    • G. 

      Law enforcement / military only

    • H. 

      Collected

  • 19. 
    A handgun owner with a legal restricted license must inform the Canadian Firearms Program if they are transporting their handgun anywhere from its place of storage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    In Canadian law a magazine for a semi-automatic handgun is limited to what number of rounds for which the magazine was designed?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      17

    • D. 

      Semi-automatic handguns must be loaded manually

  • 21. 
    Targets with a discernible human silhouette (head and torso) are illegal in Canada for private individuals (non-law enforcement and military personnel).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which of the following ammunition types or calibres are illegal to fire or possess in Canada by private individuals (non-law enforcement and military personnel)?
    • A. 

      Full metal jacket

    • B. 

      Teflon-coated

    • C. 

      .357 Magnum

    • D. 

      .50 calibre

    • E. 

      Buckshot

    • F. 

      Flechette rounds

    • G. 

      Hollow point

    • H. 

      Explosive rounds

  • 23. 
    It is illegal to import ammunition from the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A suppressor (sometimes known as a 'silencer') is illegal in Canada.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Laser targeting systems (devices that emit a focused beam of light to aid in the acquisition of a target) are illegal in Canada.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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