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Can Carrying A Weapon Lead to Criminal...

Carrying a weapon can be a criminal offence, know the law before you get arrested. Ignorance of the law is no defence.

Section 88 of the Criminal Code makes it a criminal offence to carry a weapon for a purpose “dangerous to the public peace”. This section applies to weapons other than prohibited weapons. Prohibited weapons are those weapons (listed above), which are always illegal to possess. Section 88 refers to weapons other than prohibited weapons, which are legal to posses, but illegal to carry if and only if you are carrying them for a purpose contrary to the public peace. (Remember, this blog only deals with weapons other than firearms, and none of the rules described in this blog apply to…

2 Jul 2014