17. Any person in possession of a firearm that is not registered in accordance with this Act is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of
(1) $500 to $5,000 in the case of a natural person; and
(2) $1,500 to $15,000 in all other cases.
In any proceedings instituted under this section, the presence of a firearm in the territory of Québec constitutes, in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, proof of its presence in that territory for more than 45 days.
2016, c. 15, s. 17; 2019, c. 19, s. 61.