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.
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