Guns for Self-Defence and Personal Protection in Canada

Newest Update of This Page: 20 October 2022

Overview

  • Canadian law recognizes the right to use force for personal protection.
  • Section 34 of the Criminal Code covers the legitimate “use or threat of force” for self-defence.
  • Many factors are considered to assess if the use of force in response to a threat is justified. Section 34 doesn’t specify the tools or techniques that may or may not be used.

Legislation

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