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Elements of Pointing A Firearm

Date, Time and Location

Identity Of The Accused

Information about the Firearm (or ammunition)


Intent (Actions of the accused)

  • This offence does not require specific intent – The facts should be clear that the firearm was pointed (directly as opposed to waving it around) at another person (not an animal or object)
  • Level of impairment – often suggested at trial to negate intent


Lawful Excuse


Related Links:
Statutory wording for pointing a firearm
Self Defence Issues in Plain English