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Carrying a concealed weapon

Region: Ontario Answer # 7829

Carrying a concealed weapon (section 90) is a possession offence in Part III of the Criminal Code.

Carrying concealed weapon

  • 90(1) Every person commits an offence who carries a weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition concealed, unless the person is authorized under the Firearms Act to carry it concealed.

Punishment

(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)

  • (a)is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or
  • (b)is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Other possession offences include:

  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Carrying weapon while attending public meeting
  • Possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Possession of prohibited weapon, device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Possession at unauthorized place
  • Unauthorized possession in motor vehicle

Visit other answers in this section or view the Criminal Code for more information on firearms and other weapon offences.

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