747 - Firearms
Records relating to firearms issued by ministries and agencies.
Record types include correspondence, permits, forms, work orders, reports, and lists.
non-OPR NOTE: Offices will retain non-OPR copies of records for: SO nil DE
|747-00||Policy and procedures
7y = The retention period is consistent with the seven year retention period for related firearm history and issuance files classified under secondary -20.
FR = Firearms policy and procedures will be fully retained by the government archives because they document ministry/agency rules related to responsible use of firearms. These records have significant evidential value.
|747-20||Firearm history and issuance files
(covers guarantees and warranties, loans, technical and operating manuals, firearm types, firearms distribution lists, record of shipment, firearm permits, and firearm history files)
SO = upon replacement or disposal of the firearm
7y = The retention period ensures that firearm permits are retained for the six-year limitation period under the Limitation Act (RSBC 1996, c. 266, s. 3).