Law-abiding Canadians should not be forced to give up their legally owned firearms.
Under the Liberal government, the firearms legislation has been confusing, hypocritical, and divisive. They have demonized law-abiding firearms owners, yet at the same time introduced measures to reduce sentencing for criminals charged with illegal gun offences.
Taking property away from law-abiding citizens does nothing to stop dangerous criminals and gangs who obtain their guns illegally, and the reality is, most gun crimes are committed with illegally obtained firearms.
Instead of targeting law-abiding Canadians and firearm retailers, the government should be investing in police anti-gang and gun units, and the CBSA, to provide law enforcement with the resources they need to stop illegal smuggling operations and get dangerous criminals and gangs off the street.
The Conservative Party is committed to cost-effective gun control programs designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals while respecting the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.
To support law-abiding firearms owners, we will:
Repeal Bill C-71, Bill C-21, and the May 2020 Order in Council.
Restore mandatory minimum sentences that keep violent gang members off the streets.
Significantly increase funding for border security to crack down on illegal firearms smuggling.
Review existing firearms legislation to ensure it focuses on dealing with criminals rather than making life more difficult for law-abiding firearms owners.