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e-2139 (Firearms)

Initiated by Shaeya Thibodeau from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • 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.
Government response tabled on August 21, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-53-37)
Open for signature
April 8, 2019, at 4:48 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 7, 2019, at 4:48 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Sean Casey (Charlottetown)
June 20, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04844)
Government response tabled
August 21, 2019
Photo - Sean Casey
Liberal Caucus
Prince Edward Island
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