Of Grace Periods, Guns & Gangs and the Liberal Government’s Gun Control Agenda

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Via Email from the CSSA

The first announcement was the (almost) unexpected gazetting of Section 14 of the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act (CSFLA) (C-42), which implemented a 6-month grace period for expired firearms licences. We say unexpected because the Trudeau Liberals campaigned against Bill C-42 during the 2015 federal election.

The second announcement doled out $327 million to police and border services to combat illegal guns and gangs. We support this initiative – albeit with one important caveat – the money is actually spent on efforts targeting criminal gangs and those who commit violent acts with firearms, and NOT targeting licenced, law-abiding firearm owners.

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CLEAR REGULATIONS ARE PROBLEMATIC ~ PUBLIC SAFETY

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Via the CCFR

In text from the transcript of yesterday’s scrutiny of Regulation Committee, MP Bob Zimmer argued to have the definition of “variant” added. The response from the Department of Public Safety was that too clear a regulation could be “problematic”. 

Would a clearly defined regulation not be more favorable, leaving less room for interpretation and re-interpretation? Is the intention to keep things unclear? 

Read the text below;

THE STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE FOR THE SCRUTINY OF REGULATIONS

EVIDENCE

OTTAWA, Thursday, November 23, 2017

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