Via the CCFR
Ottawa, March 20, 2018
** for immediate release
The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights was on Parliament Hill for the tabling of the federal Liberal government’s new firearm legislation, Bill C-71 and attended the Minister’s technical briefing.
Minister Goodale met with stakeholders and experts from across the country weeks ago at the Summit on Gun & Gang Violence to look at ways to combat the ever-growing issue of gang crime plaguing our nation. While we support the Minister’s efforts to look at the actual public safety risks of gang violence, we are left wondering why this bill literally only affects Canada’s most vetted, proven-safe citizens, legal firearms owners.
Read the text of Bill C-71 here
Our legal team is looking at the Bill, clause by clause, and find some of the details very concerning for gun owners. Michael Loberg, CCFR General Counsel has prepared a document reviewing the legislative revisions to the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code. Note that this does not include the privacy sections, where there are additional concerns.
Download the Firearms Act review here: Firearms Act (as Proposed to be Amended by Bill C-71) (00030044-2xD5450)
Download the Criminal Code review here: Criminal Code Extracts (as Proposed to be Amended by Bill C-71) (00030046xD5450)
We will be publishing our position paper on this shortly, once we have a full overview by our legal team, stakeholders and our lobby team in Ottawa. We have a parliamentary press conference scheduled for Thursday at 10:00am EST at centre block to detail our position and concerns.
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