Possessing a firearm in Canada is a heavily regulated activity, with the regulations primarily set out in the Criminal Code and Firearms Act. There are many firearms offences, most of which carry significant punishments if convicted including lengthy periods of incarceration.


Being convicted of a firearms offence can have lifelong consequences including impacts to employment and travel. Defending your firearms offence charge requires an experienced defence lawyer by your side. Cory Wilson has successfully represented individuals charged with various firearms offences.

Possession Offences

  • Possession of a firearm for dangerous purpose
  • Carrying a firearm while attending public meeting
  • Carrying a concealed firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by the commission of a criminal offence

Use Offences

  • Using a firearm during the commission of a criminal offence
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Pointing a firearm at another person

Trafficking Offences

  • Firearms trafficking
  • Possession for the purpose of firearms trafficking
  • Transferring firearms without authority

Export and Import Offences

  • Exporting and importing firearms knowing it is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized export and import of firearms

Offences Related to Destroyed, Defaced and Lost Weapons

  • Losing firearms
  • Destroying firearms
  • Tampering with firearm serial numbers

Storage of Firearms

  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Careless storage of a firearm

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Cory Wilson is a criminal defence lawyer based in Calgary. If you have been charged with a criminal offence or are a suspect in a criminal investigation, call today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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