1. The purpose of this Act is to establish rules to govern firearms registration. A further purpose of the Act is to enable public authorities to know where firearms are present in the territory of Québec with a view to supporting peace officers in their investigations and interventions, including their preventive interventions. It is also intended to ensure the effective enforcement of court orders prohibiting the possession of firearms.
For the purposes of this Act, “firearm” means a non-restricted firearm within the meaning assigned to that expression by subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code (R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46).
The Government may, by regulation and in the cases and under the conditions it determines, exempt certain firearms and firearm owners from the application of all or part of this Act.