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Supreme Court Hearings - Christopher Dunn v. Her Majesty the Queen


Case # 35599
Christopher Dunn v. Her Majesty the Queen (November 5, 2014)

At issue is whether an airgun is a “firearm” or a “weapon” within the meaning of section 2 of the criminal code. The appellant was observed and videotaped holding an object resembling a handgun and pointing it in the direction of a wall. The appellant was observed and videotaped holding an object resembling a handgun and pointing it in the direction of a wall. The object was an airgun that resembles a 9mm pistol. The appellant was charged with pointing a firearm at another person. He was also charged with carrying a weapon or imitation thereof for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, and carrying a concealed weapon. The appellant’s friend testified that the appellant never pointed a gun at him and never threatened or intimidated him. The trial judge acquitted the appellant on all charges. The court of appeal upheld the acquittal on the charge of pointing a firearm at another person. The court of appeal upheld the acquittal on the charge of pointing a firearm at another person.











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