The Liberal government’s new firearms legislation misses the mark

March 26, 2018

For Immediate Release


Ottawa, Ontario – Member of Parliament Rosemarie Falk issued the following statement regarding Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms:

“The Liberal government’s new firearms legislation misses the mark. It targets law-abiding gun owners, while doing nothing to address gangs, gun violence and escalating crime rates in our rural communities.”

 “Justin Trudeau’s claim that this isn’t a reintroduction of an ineffective firearms registry is deceptive. This legislation requires a federal registrar to keep records on law-abiding firearms owners. Registrars keep registries. Period.”

“Rather than creating red tape for law-abiding firearms owners, Canadians would be better served with common sense legislation that focuses efforts on the criminal element behind firearms violence.”