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e-2139 (Firearms)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Shaeya Thibodeau from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on April 8, 2019, at 4:48 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Automatic and semi-automatic weapons
Ban
C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Weapons are used as catalysts in many hate crimes and are used to spread intolerance within our country;
  • Canada suffered deaths due to the use of semi-automatic weapons, which pose a threat to Canadians and are not necessary for our day-to-day lives;
  • The number of deaths in Canada involving military style semi-automatic weapons continues to grow exponentially each year;
  • Weapons of this calibre are too dangerous to be in the hands of citizens;
  • Countries that have adopted new regulations, such as Japan and Australia, have seen an improvement in national security;
  • The majority of Canadians support the need for stricter gun laws concerning military style semi-automatic rifles; and
  • Canada should implement a buyback system that will allow for the collection of proposed banned weapons.
We, the undersigned, Residents of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, call upon the House of Commons to adopt Bill C-71 and to ban military style semi-automatic weapons in Canada by limiting the use of these weapons to military personnel only.
Charlottetown
Liberal
Prince Edward Island
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 20, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04844)
Government response tabled on August 21, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-37)
Open for signature : April 8, 2019, at 4:48 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 7, 2019, at 4:48 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
19
British Columbia
25
Manitoba
5
New Brunswick
7
Newfoundland and Labrador
5
Nova Scotia
17
Ontario
104
Prince Edward Island
483
Quebec
105
Saskatchewan
4
Other Countries
7
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