British Columbia – Body Armour Control Act


We thought we’d give everyone the respective down low to British Columbia’s Body Armour Control Act there is a lot of misinformation and a lot of inaccuracies with what the legislation entails. Here we’ve decided to post a quote from the legislation and link to it. To our understanding the original bill as past without an exemption for those granted licenses under the federal Firearms Act however after OIC the bill was signed into law to include such an exemption.

Here are the listed “exemptions” under B.C.’s Body Armour Control Act:


2 (1)  Section 2 (2) of the Act does not apply to a person described in section 2 (3) (a) or (b) of the Act when the person is not in the course of employment for the period during which the person holds a licence referred to, and is employed to perform work described, in section 2 (3) (a) or (b) of the Act.

(2)  For the purposes of section 2 (3) (c) of the Act, section 2 (2) of the Act does not apply to a person for the period during which the person

(a) is employed as a peace officer,

(b) is employed by the government, a government corporation, as defined in the Financial Administration Act, the government of Canada or a local authority, if wearing body armour is required or allowed in the course of the person’s employment,

(c) is employed as a security guard at a gaming facility, as defined in the Gaming Control Act, and registered as a gaming worker under that Act, or

(d) is an individual who holds a valid licence issued under the Firearms Act (Canada) authorizing the individual to acquire or possess a firearm.