The executor, or personal representative, is responsible to ensure that all firearms are stored legally or are properly disposed of reasonably quickly. If the firearms are unwanted, the executor may sell them to a licensed purchaser, lawfully deactivate the firearms, or surrender them to a police or firearms officer, after making arrangements to do so. If the firearms are given to a beneficiary or anyone else, the new owner must have a licence and the applicable certificates. It is also the personal representative’s responsibility to determine if the deceased person held a firearms licence and/or registration certificates. If you are unsure if the deceased had a licence, or if you want more information, contact the Canadian Firearms Program at 1-800-731-4000.