747 - Firearms

Records relating to firearms issued by ministries and agencies.

Record types include correspondence, permits, forms, work orders, reports, and lists.

For inventories, see primary 705.
For purchase requisitions and orders, see primary 825.

non-OPR NOTE: Offices will retain non-OPR copies of records for: SO nil DE

Primary-Secondary Records Series OPR
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.
SO 7y FR
747-01 General FY+1y nil DE
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).
SO 7y DE

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