Response to Government Petition E-1608 (Firearm)

To refresh your memory, this petition was launched by Ryan Slingerland of Coalhurst, Alberta on March 28, 2018 at 10:55 am (EDT)

Summary of this petition:

  • Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain firearms laws and regulations, will have no effect on gun violence, but will impose new red tape on firearms owners law-abiding;
  • This bill restores the useless and ineffective long gun registry;
  • This bill does not provide front-line police forces with the resources to address the real source of gun violence: street gangs and organized crime.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, urge the House of Commons to drop Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain laws and regulations relating to firearms, and instead to devote increased resources to police forces in Canada.
This document was tabled in the House of Commons on September 19, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02610) with 86082 signaturess
This is the Government’s response tabled November 2, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-13)



It should be noted that they wish to strengthen the protective measures for the transport of restricted or prohibited weapons.

Currently, the only place where a restricted gun owner is allowed to move with his weapon (trigger padlock + opaque box locked) at the firing range by the shortest way or at a gunsmith and must have with him all the valid documentation required.

At the same time, the government is trying to repeal a significant portion of the firearms act: Registry and Firearms File Regulations (Classification) règlement sur les registre et fichier d’arme a feu (classification)

Such decisions by the RCMP to change the classification of firearms have significant legal consequences for law-abiding firearms owners, including the potential loss of legally acquired property and the risk of being subject to criminal law. criminal prosecution. This part of the legislation is important for all gun owners.


For those who still do not understand what would be the point of repealing this part of the law:

abolishing this part of the law would allow the government to classify firearms as it sees fit. So a good way to change the classification of a non-restricted sks has for example restricted.

As a result of this, all those affected by this change who do not have the necessary permits will be forced to leave (seizures and destruction) without compensation.

Here is the arrival and the beginning of the application of the Australian plan.

This is my vision of things, I hope I managed to educate you a little more and make you think about it.