Repeal of Firearms Records Regulations (Classification)
Repealing the Firearms Records Regulations (Classification) is required to reduce redundancy in records that the Registrar and the RCMP are required to keep.
The Firearms Records Regulations (Classification) are contrary to the Government's commitment to return decision-making about firearms classification determinations to technical experts.
Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses
There are no expected impacts on stakeholders, firearms users or firearms businesses. The Regulations would have no impact on the administration of the Firearms Act. Further, they would not affect the classification of any firearm or any classification determinations made by the CFP.
Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)
Opportunities for consultation include: the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee; pre-publishing the Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I; and through Committee meetings as the Regulations will be laid before both Houses of Parliament.
There are no controversial issues or any negative responses anticipated from the firearms owners, businesses, manufacturers or law enforcement as the Firearms Records Regulations (Classification) do not affect any current firearm classification determinations made by the RCMP.
Departmental contact information
Director, Firearms and Operational Policing Policy Division
Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan
October 1, 2016
For more information
- Government-wide Administrative Burden Baseline counts
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada–United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites
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