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e-2626 (Democratic process)

Initiated by Ian Bradbury from Ottawa, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • Responsible parliamentary leaders and decision makers should be required to undergo relevant and critical training and certification;
  • Firearms are part of the Canadian way of life, and they have been since confederation;
  • Knowing the laws and measures required is a critical part of legal, safe and responsible ownership;
  • Prior to making responsible decisions on firearms Canadians are required to undergo both training and certification processes;
  • The Firearms Act requires that Canadians wishing to acquire firearms must take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and pass both written and practical handling tests for the classification of firearms they are seeking;
  • Because firearms use and ownership is a core part of the Canadian way of life, because firearms have become politicized within Canada, and because much of the Canadian public discourse is often misinformed based on American laws and influence and other external influences, it is reasonable for citizens to expect that Members of Parliament would obtain relevant, factual and uniquely Canadian information and understandings before informing or passing legislation.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to hold a scheduled debate surrounding the idea that all Members of Parliament (i) who are expected to inform on, or make decisions on, firearms legislation, and (ii) who do not already have a valid Canadian Restricted Possession and Acquisition License, undergo the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and subsequently apply for their Restricted Possession and Acquisition License, within 12 months of this debate, or before passing firearms-related legislation or measures, whichever comes first.
Open for signature
July 7, 2020, at 9:44 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
September 5, 2020, at 9:44 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Alex Ruff
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
Conservative Caucus
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