The Criminal Code: If Automobiles Were Firearms
The following firearms-related offenses, which are the public safety equivalent of careless, dangerous or unlicensed automobile driving, have maximum penalties of 5+ year jail sentences attached. These disproportionately harsh sentences can be applied arbitrarily by prosecutors seeking to nail someone whether or not they have committed or intended to commit violent crimes. In summary, such harsh penalties violate proportionality in sentencing, and unreasonably threaten law-abiding citizens in peaceful possession of firearms for self-defense and other lawful purposes.
Since no public safety objective can be rationally connected to applying such harsh penalties to mere regulatory infractions (i.e., no violence or threat of violence is implied by any of these offenses), therefore we must conclude that these laws are designed for some social-engineering purpose. i.e., perhaps they were written to persecute and eliminate firearms ownership rights, and thereby eliminate self-defense, that most basic liberty, in Canada.
Jail sentences, especially mandatory minimum jail sentences, should not prescribed as penalties for the following regulatory firearms control offenses. If the use of firearms in public is to be regulated at all, such offenses should be treated like highway traffic violations where similar risks to public safety are met with a monetary fine.
Criminal Code - http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/page-40.html
CC. 86. uses, carries, handles, ships, transports or stores a firearm, etc. in a careless manner (5 years max)
CC. 87. points firearm at person whether loaded or unloaded (5 years max)
CC. 88. carry weapon for purpose of committing offense (5 years max)
CC. 90. unauthorized concealed carry of a weapon (5 years max)
CC. 91. possess firearm without license or registration (5 years max)
CC. 92. knowingly possess firearm without license or registration (10 years max)
CC. 93. possession of firearm in unauthorized place (5 years max)
CC. 94. unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle (10 years max)
CC. 95. possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition (10 years max)
CC. 99. unauthorized transfer of firearm (3 years min to 10 years max)
CC. 100. possession of firearm for purpose of unauthorized transfer (3 years min to 10 years max)
CC. 101. transfer firearm without authority (5 years max)
CC. 102. alter firearms to automatic fire (1 year min to 10 years max)
CC. 103. knowingly unauthorized import/export of a firearm (3 years min to 10 years max)
CC. 104. unauthorized import/export of a firearm (5 years max)
CC. 105. failure to report lost or found firearm (5 years max)
CC. 106. failure to report destroying a firearm (5 years max)
CC. 107. false statement to officer (5 years max)
CC. 108. alter serial number (5 years max)