Ottawa Criminal Law Blog

Use of Firearms Offences

There are a number of offences in the Criminal Code that are based on being in the use a firearm.  In a previous blog, we discussed the offence of carless use of a firearm.  Other examples include:  pointing a firearm at another person (s. 87 of the Criminal Code) and...

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The Offence of Careless Use of a Firearm

Whether it be a deliberate shot taken at a mistaken target during a hunting trip or an accidental discharge while handling a gun at home, your actions can lead to a criminal charge. The offence of careless use of a firearm can be found in subsection 86(1) of the...

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