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Responsible Firearms Reform

Dear Responsible Firearms Owners,

Now that our Federal Conservative Government has fulfilled its promise to scrap the Liberal’s wasteful billion dollar long-gun registry, we need to look at other ways to save taxpayers dollars.

I have introduced Motion 439 to privatize the functions of the Canadian Firearms Registration System. In addition to saving tax dollars, privatizing the functions of the Canadian Firearms Registration System has a number of other advantages.

  • It would eliminate the costly duplication of having each province managing a separate bureaucracy to administer the firearms registration system.
  • Law-abiding sportsmen, hunters and farmers would benefit by having one set of rules rather than the provincial patchwork that currently exists.
  • By privatizing the functions, as a civilian agency the office would become administrative and service oriented, to the benefit of all Canadians.
  • Law enforcement professionals’ valuable time can be re-directed away from paperwork to more useful tasks such as front-line policing.

The good thing about this change is that since it is administrative, legislation may not be required, but your support is!

You can help by casting your e-VOTE to demonstrate support for this responsible firearms reform.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Gallant, M.P.
Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

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Motion 439 - April 11, 2013 - That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Public Safety should, with the approval of the Governor-in-Council, rescind the existing agreements with the governments of the provinces and amend Section 95 of the Firearms Act to privatize the functions and operation of the Canadian Firearms Registration System, in recognition that the Parliamentary Budget Office has identified:
(a) provincial criminal justice expenditures as the largest contributor to rising public expenditures on criminal justice;
(b) policing expenditures categorized as fully dedicated to crime includes firearms programs when in fact they are non-criminal and should be administered as such; and
(c) law enforcement professionals spend too much time on administrative tasks at the expense of front-line policing.