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#1 Joyrider

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 01:51 PM

From the article below:

"Parks Canada said that, under the regulations, a slingshot is considered a firearm."

Anyone know what reg that might be....?  It doesn't seem right to me...?

https://www.cbc.ca/n...dlife-1.5712486

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#2 3macs1

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 03:10 PM

Because it is a national park they are illegal and many town by laws ban them also and both class them as firearms

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 Not my words

 

So the Criminal Code does NOT cover slingshots in Canada.

 

 

2) However, some exceptions have been made and are covered to some degree in a FAQ by the RCMP:

 

"Following are some weapons and devices that meet the definition of a firearm but that are deemed not to be firearms for purposes of the Firearms Act and related offences in the Criminal Code. Some of these items are exempted from the definition only if they were designed exclusively for a specific purpose and are intended to be used exclusively for that purpose by the person who possesses it. However, all of the items listed below are considered to be firearms if used in a criminal or negligent manner.

  • Antique firearms;
  • Devices designed exclusively for signalling, for notifying of distress, for firing blank cartridges or for firing stud cartridges, explosive-driven rivets or other industrial projectiles;
  • Shooting devices designed exclusively for slaughtering domestic animals, tranquilizing animals, or discharging projectiles with lines attached to them;
  • Air guns and other barreled weapons designed to have:
    • A muzzle velocity of 152.4 meters per second or less and/or
    • A muzzle energy of 5.7 joules or less.

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 05:41 PM

Here it is

 

 

National Parks Wildlife Regulations

SOR/81-401

CANADA NATIONAL PARKS ACT

 

firearm means any weapon from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged and that is capable of causing injury or death to wildlife and includes anything that can be adapted for use as a firearm and anything that is designed for or capable of being used for the purpose of causing injury or death to wildlife; (arme à feu)

 

 

https://laws-lois.ju....1.html#docCont


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 07:15 AM

Just for interest sake this is from Wikipedia .  

Legal definitions[edit]

Firearms include a variety of ranged weapons and there is no agreed-upon definition. For instance English language laws of big legal entities such as the United States, India the European Union and Canada use different definitions. Other English language definitions are provided by international treaties.

USA[edit]

In the United States, under 26 USCA § 861[unreliable source] (a), the term ‘‘firearm’’ means

According to the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, if gas pressurization is achieved through mechanical gas compression rather than through chemical propellant combustion, then the device is technically an air gun, not a firearm.[54]

  • (1) a shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
  • (2) a weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
  • (3) a rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;
  • (4) a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrel of less than 16 inches in length;
  • (5) any other weapon, as defined in subsection (e);
  • (6) a machinegun;
  • (7) any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18, United States Code);
    The term ‘‘firearm’’ shall not include an antique firearm or any device (other than a machinegun or destructive device) which, although designed as a weapon, the Secretary finds by reason of the date of its manufacture, value, design, and other characteristics is primarily a collector's item and is not likely to be used as a weapon.
India[edit]

In India, the arms act, 1959, provides a definition of firearms where "firearms" means arms of any description designed or adapted to discharge a projectile or projectiles of any kind by the action of any explosive or other forms of energy, and includes:

  • (i) artillery, hand-grenades, riot-pistols or weapons of any kind designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other such thing,
  • (ii) accessories for any such firearm designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by the firing thereof,
  • (iii) parts of, and machinery for manufacturing, fire-arms, and
  • (iv) carriages, platforms and appliances for mounting, transporting and serving artillery;
European Union[edit]

In the European Union, a European Directive amended by EU directive 2017/853 set minimum standards regarding civilian firearms acquisition and possession that EU Member States must implement into their national legal systems. In this context, since 2017, firearms are considered as any portable barrelled weapon that expels, is designed to expel or may be converted to expel a shot, bullet or projectile by the action of a combustible propellant[55] For legal reasons, objects can be considered as a firearm if they have the appearance of a firearm or are made in a way which make possible to convert them to a firearm. Member states may be allowed to exclude from their gun control law items such as antique weapons, or specific purposes items which can only be used for that sole purpose.

Canada[edit]

In Canada, firearms are defined by the Criminal Code:

Australia[edit]

firearm means a barrelled weapon from which any shot, bullet or other projectile 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 barrelled weapon and anything that can be adapted for use as a firearm; (arme à feu)[56]

Australia has a definition of firearms in its 1996 legal act:

"firearm" means any device, whether or not assembled or in parts —

  • (a) which is designed or adapted, or is capable of being modified, to discharge shot or a bullet or other missile by the expansion of gases produced in the device by the ignition of strongly combustible materials or by compressed air or other gases, whether stored in the device in pressurised containers or produced in the device by mechanical means; and
  • (B) whether or not operable or complete or temporarily or permanently inoperable or incomplete

— and which is not —

  • © an industrial tool powered by cartridges containing gunpowder or compressed air or other gases which is designed and intended for use for fixing fasteners or plugs or for similar purposes; or
  • (d) a captive bolt humane killer; or
  • (e) a spear gun designed for underwater use; or
  • (f) a device designed for the discharge of signal flares; or
  • (h) a device commonly known as a kiln gun or ringblaster, designed specifically for knocking out or down solid material in kilns, furnaces or cement silos; or
  • (i) a device commonly known as a line thrower designed for establishing lines between structures or natural features and powered by compressed air to other compressed gases and used for rescue purposes, rescue training or rescue demonstration; or
  • (j) a device of a prescribed class;[57]
South Africa[edit]

In South Africa, Firearms Control Act [No. 60 of 2000] defines firearm since June 2001, with a 2006 amendment of the definition:

'firearm' means any-

  • (a) device manufactured or designed to propel a bullet or projectile through a barrel or cylinder by means of burning propellant, at a muzzle energy exceeding 8 joules (6 ft-lbs);
  • (B) device manufactured or designed to discharge rim-fire, centre-fire or pin-fire ammunition;
  • © device which is not at the time capable of discharging any bullet or projectile, but which can be readily altered to be a firearm within the meaning of paragraph (a) or (B);
  • (d) device manufactured to discharge a bullet or any other projectile of a calibre of 5.6 mm (.22 calibre) or higher at a muzzle energy of more than 8 joules (6 ft-lbs), by means of compressed gas and not by means of burning propellant; or [Para. (d) substituted by s. 1 (b) of Act 43 of 2003.]
  • (e) barrel, frame or receiver of a device referred to in paragraphs (a), (B), © or (d), but does not include a muzzle loading firearm or any device contemplated in section 5;[11]
International treaties
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#5 Joyrider

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 08:00 AM

Here it is

 

 

National Parks Wildlife Regulations

SOR/81-401

CANADA NATIONAL PARKS ACT

 

firearm means any weapon from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged and that is capable of causing injury or death to wildlife and includes anything that can be adapted for use as a firearm and anything that is designed for or capable of being used for the purpose of causing injury or death to wildlife; (arme à feu)

 

 

https://laws-lois.ju....1.html#docCont

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#6 beaverhunter

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 11:53 AM

your fingers pointing like a gun is considered a firearm these days


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I remember watching bambi for the first time when I was little and my favourite part
was when they killed bambi's mother because I knew somwhere the hunters
family was eating good that night never understood why they made him out to be the
bad guy.

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but We are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works.

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