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Weapons and Imitation Weapons

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Examples of permitted listings

Note: While Amazon permits these products, certain jurisdictions may restrict the export, import or sale of these products. You must comply with all applicable laws when selling weapons or any other product on Amazon.
  • Certain gun-like items and their ammunition, such as:
    • Toy guns
    • Air guns and Airsoft guns that do not resemble firearms and have a muzzle velocity below 152.4 metres per second and a muzzle energy measurement below 5.7 Joules
    • Pellet guns that do not resemble firearms and have a muzzle velocity below 152.4 metres per second and a muzzle energy measurement below 5.7 Joules
    • BB guns that do not resemble firearms and have a muzzle velocity below 152.4 metres per second and a muzzle energy measurement below 5.7 Joules
    • Paintball guns that do not resemble firearms and have a muzzle velocity below 152.4 metres per second and a muzzle energy measurement below 5.7 Joules
    • Spearguns for deep sea fishing
  • Certain gun parts and accessories, as long as they do not form part of the receiver or firing mechanism, such as:
    • Barrels greater than 105mm in length
    • Camouflaging gun containers
    • Chokes
    • Butt plates
    • Holsters
    • Laser sights (illegal to use for hunting)
    • Magazine loaders
    • Pistol grips
    • Reloading kits and equipment
    • Scopes
    • Stocks (except as specified below)
    • Trigger guards
  • Certain knives and swords, such as:
    • Non-folding hunting knives
    • Kitchen knives
    • Replica swords
    • Machetes
    • Throwing spears and knives (except as specified below)
  • Certain other items, such as:
    • Arrows
    • Crossbows that are longer than 500mm and require the use of two hands to aim and shoot
    • Handcuffs
    • Hunting and target bows
    • Night vision accessories
    • Sandclubs, sandbags, or slungshots (also known as saps or blackjacks)
    • Slingshots
    • Tactical pen, koga, slaphat (also known as a yawara )
    • Kubotan (also known as kubaton or kobutan) (except as specified below)
    • Nunchaku with sticks made completely of foam, sponge, rubber, or another bendable substance
    • Torches, torch kits, and lighters for use in cooking or outdoor maintenance

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Guns, such as:
    • Replica "look-alike" guns
    • Blowguns
    • Automatic guns
    • Black powder guns
    • Muzzleloaders
    • Rifles, shotguns, pistols
    • Sport and hunting guns
    • Zip guns
    • Air guns and Airsoft guns that resemble firearms or have a muzzle velocity above 152.4 metres per second or a muzzle energy measurement above 5.7 Joules
    • Pellet guns that resemble firearms or have a muzzle velocity above 152.4 metres per second or a muzzle energy measurement above 5.7 Joules
    • BB guns that resemble firearms or have a muzzle velocity above 152.4 metres per second or a muzzle energy measurement above 5.7 Joules
  • Ammunition, such as:
    • Black powder
    • Blanks
    • Bullet tips
    • Gun powder
    • Ammunition components such as casings and primers
  • Gun parts and accessories, other than the above permitted parts and accessories, such as:
    • Converters that can give a gun automatic capability
    • Firing pins
    • Frames/Receivers such as components
    • Kits that can be used to create gun magazines
    • Magazines
    • Multi-burst trigger activators
    • Parts or accessories related to assault weapons
    • Silencers (also known as suppressors)
    • Trigger assemblies
    • Barrels equal to or less than 105mm in length
    • Bull-pup stocks
    • Firearm production machinery
  • Knives, other than the above permitted knives, such as:
    • Automatic knives
    • Bladed finger rings
    • Push daggers (other than aboriginal Ulu knife as may be permitted under applicable law)
    • Spring-assisted knives
    • Folding knives (except for multitools and certain bladed tools designed for art or gardening)
    • Neck knives
    • Key knives
  • Knives disguised to look like harmless items, such as:
    • Air gauge knives
    • Belt buckle knives
    • Lipstick case knives
    • Writing pen knives
    • Shobi-zue
  • Switchblade knives, such as:
    • Butterfly knives
    • Gravity-assisted knives and knives that open by centrifugal force
    • Spring-loaded knives
    • Swords, such as cane-swords and swordsticks
  • Starter guns, starter pistols, and blank guns
  • Explosives, such as:
    • Any fireworks other than low-hazard consumer fireworks (e.g. fountains, wheels, roman candles, sparklers, Christmas crackers, volcanoes, mines, snakes and toy pistol caps) and other fireworks classified as F.1 (Canadian class 7.2.1) by Natural Resources Canada
    • Flares, flare launchers, most flare guns, flare gun receivers
    • All restricted components prescribed in the Canadian Explosives Regulations, 2013, as amended from time to time (e.g. nitromethane, potassium chlorate, potassium nitrate etc.)
    • Flamethrowers and flame guns
  • Grenades, such as:
    • Grenade launchers
    • Military practice grenades
    • Mines
    • Rifle grenades
    • Smoke grenades
    • Projectile and concussive products that employ gunpowder or explosives
  • Explosives regulated by Natural Resources Canada
  • Other prohibited items:
    • Body armour and vests designed for the insertion of body armour or body armour plates
    • Pepper spray
    • Stun guns
    • Crossbows that can be aimed and fired with one hand and crossbows with an overall length of 500mm or less
  • Certain martial arts items, such as:
    • Brass, plastic or metal knuckles
    • Spiked wristband
    • Morning star (or any similar device)
    • Nunchaku (also known as num chucks)
    • Zoobow (also known as clackers or kung fu sticks)
    • Kubotan (also known as kubaton or kobutan) that are enhanced with sharpened ends, telescoping tubes, spikes, or enclosed canisters of pepper spray
    • Batons (also known as kiyoga or steel cobra - or any similar device )
  • Billy clubs (i.e. billysticks, truncheons, nightsticks, paddy wacker, non-spring loaded batons and weighted clubs) and other blunt force striking instruments, including items marketed for striking a person or animal
  • Leaded cane/staff/crutch/stick
  • Throwing stars (also known as shurikens)
  • Weighted fighting chains (also known as manrikigusari or kusari)
  • Mace, tear gas, or any similar device
  • Stun guns and electroshock weapons
  • "Slasher" knives or other devices used in cockfighting
  • Weapons designed to be concealed
  • Weapons or other items intended solely for law enforcement or military use

Additional useful information

Last updated 05/20/2021

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