Arbitrary Gun Legislation | May 31, 2022

The Liberal government announced the introduction of Bill C-21, that will among other things, will ban the future legal sale of handguns in Canada and increase the allowable penalties for gun smuggling and trafficking.

Since the Liberals were elected in 2015, gun crime has gone up steadily each year, despite their arbitrary bans and their complicated and expensive buy back program.

For years, Conservatives have been calling on the government to address gun smuggling and improve the ability of border agents to prevent the flow of illegal guns into Canada. The new border control measures fall short of giving agents targeted resources or a directed task-force to detect smuggling. It is disappointing that after 7 long years, the Liberal government has only managed to block a Conservative bill that would toughen consequences for gun smuggling and are not focused on stopping guns at the border.

While the Liberal plan continues to fail and gun violence continues to go up, I will stay focused on common-sense firearm safety, and tackling gun crime and making communities safer.