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431-00171 (Public safety)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English

PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

WHEREAS

  • The Liberal government's December 5, 2019, Speech from the Throne contains numerous inaccuracies about current firearms legislation and regulation;
  • The term "military-style assault rifles" is a political phrase undefined in Canadian law;
  • Municipalities are constitutionally unable to enact criminal law to ban handguns in their jurisdictions;
  • The experts, including Chiefs of Police in Canada's largest cities, agree banning firearms and requiring law abiding gun owners to follow more unnecessary red tape will not increase public safety;
  • The majority of guns used in violent crime are smuggled into Canada from the United States;
  • The Liberal government continues to target law-abiding firearms owners instead of the gangs, drug traffickers, and illegal gun traffickers responsible for violence in our communities;

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to stop targeting law-abiding firearms owners, cancel all plans to confiscate firearms legally owned by federally-licensed, RCMP-vetted Canadians, and focus their limited resources on anti-gang enforcement, on reducing the involvement of at-risk youth in gang violence, and on providing the Canada Border Services Agency with the tools needed to stop the flow of illegal guns into our country.

Presented to the House of Commons
Brad Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon)
May 5, 2020 (Petition No. 431-00171)
Photo - Brad Vis
Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon
Conservative Caucus
British Columbia

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