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e-1923 (Firearms)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Wendy Cukier from Toronto, Ontario, on November 2, 2018, at 2:26 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Gun control
Handguns
Military weapons
The Petition is open for signature until March 2, 2019, at 2:26 p.m. (EDT)

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Handguns account for 58% of shooting homicides;
  • Military assault weapons such as the AR-15 used in the Parkland Florida massacre are sold to civilians in Canada;
  • There are now nearly 1 million legally owned handguns in Canada;
  • Many legal handguns end up in the hands of violent criminals as a result of illegal sales, theft and diversion;
  • More crime guns that are traced come from Canadian sources;
  • Handguns and military weapons are not used for hunting, by farmers or indigenous people for legitimate purposes and United States style arming for “self- protection” is rising;
  • The Supreme Court of Canada has said there is no “right” to own guns, like the United States Second Amendment, in Canada;
  • Easy access to handguns and other restricted and prohibited weapons fuels gang violence, domestic violence, suicide and undermines community safety;
  • Canada has the fourth highest rate of gun deaths among OECD countries and is one of few developed countries to have loosened its gun laws in past decades;
  • Countries like the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan have shown that strict gun control laws lead to dramatically lower gun homicide, crime and death rates;
  • The majority of Canadians support stronger gun laws; and
  • Reducing easy access to handguns and military assault weapons will increase safety in both urban and rural Canada.
We, the undersigned, Canadian citizens, call upon the Government of Canada to implement a ban on the civilian ownership of handguns and military assault weapons.
Davenport
Liberal
Ontario
Open for signature : November 2, 2018, at 2:26 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : March 2, 2019, at 2:26 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
467
British Columbia
692
Manitoba
123
New Brunswick
76
Newfoundland and Labrador
81
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
143
Nunavut
3
Ontario
8754
Prince Edward Island
23
Quebec
1137
Saskatchewan
118
Yukon
4
Other Countries
27
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