Original language of petition: English
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.
The Government believes in implementing effective measures with respect to firearms that prioritize public safety, while remaining mindful of the impact of such measures on firearms owners and businesses.
Any device or contrivance designed or intended to muffle or stop the sound or report of a firearm has been unlawful in Canada since the early 1900s. These items are prescribed as prohibited devices in the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited or Restricted.
Sound reduction or elimination diminishes the public’s ability to react to gun shots and makes it difficult for law enforcement to become aware of a possible criminal incident.
Firearms owners can make use of other forms of hearing protection that are commonly available and that do not adversely impact public safety.
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