The Firearms Act defines “transfer” to mean sell, barter, or give. Accordingly, disposition of even a non-registered firearm will involve a “transfer” and will be subject to the applicable laws and regulations.
The first thing an executor needs to know is that in Canada a firearm may be transferred to:
- a person who is 18 or older;
- an organization with a Firearms Business License; and
- a public service agency (such as the RCMP).