Firearms law in relation to public officers and peace officers

What is the legality of peace officers and specifically Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers concealed carrying a firearm. Peace officers are exempted from offences in relation to firearms under the Criminal Code and Firearms Act. They are sworn in 24/7 and therefor always have powers as peace officers. So may they carry their duty issue sidearm concealed while “off-duty,” or does a charge of carrying a concealed weapon apply? Similarly Public Officers are exempted from these offences and this includes Canadian Armed Forces personnel, what is the legality surrounding this in relation to them? Thank you.


Asked 2 months ago in British Columbia
Categories: Criminal Law

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