Storing a firearm
Have you stored your firearm properly for the winter?
A firearm must be stored in compliance with the following three conditions:
- It must be unloaded.
- It must be equipped with a key or combination-operated locking safety mechanism that prevents the firearm from discharging, or must be made non-operational by taking off the bolt or recoil slide, or be kept in a locked container or room of strong enough construction to avoid being easily forced open. This condition does not apply if the firearm is stored in a remote wilderness area.
- The firearm must not be kept close to ammunition unless the ammunition is stored with or without the firearm in a container or compartment that is kept locked and is of strong enough construction to avoid being easily forced open. This condition does not apply if the firearm is stored in a remote wilderness area.
Note: A wooded area located on the outskirts of a city or town is not deemed to be a wilderness area.
Text from the Government of Quebec website.