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|Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:56 am Post subject: Weapon Charges
|Some jurisdictions allow an individual to carry a concealed, or hidden, gun in public as long as the individual carries a valid permit to do so. In order to receive a concealed weapons permit, certain qualifications must be met depending on the requirements of the local government. Successful completion of a gun safety course, a background check, or other stipulations may be required prior to receiving the permit.
Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit is illegal in many areas. Consequences vary based on the location of where the offense occurred. Stricter penalties are usually imposed if someone carries a weapon into a school or hospital, which is not usually allowed by anyone except law enforcement.
If an individual does own a legally registered gun and possesses a weapons permit, he or she is usually still bound by very strict rules about the way the gun is stored, displayed, or otherwise used. Laws can vary greatly from region to region. In some areas, even improper storage of a gun within a vehicle can result in a weapons charges arrest.
Brian Ross - Toronto Criminal Lawyer
36 Lombard Street, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M5C 2X3