Updated: 6 days ago
The Liberals have introduced amendments to their Bill C-21 that will ban millions of hunting rifles. If passed, this would be the largest impact to hunters in the history of Canada.
Hunting rifles are not the problem.
No one believes that going after hunters, and perfectly legitimate hunting rifles, will reduce violent crime across the country.
This hunting rifle ban is underhanded.
By moving this significant change to legislation at the committee amendments stage, the Liberals did not allow a democratic debate or experts to weigh in on the ban.
Instead of going after the illegal guns used by criminals and street gangs, Justin Trudeau is targeting law abiding hunters and farmers.
The Liberals have made life easier for violent criminals by repealing mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes with Bill C-5, have made it easier to get bail with C-75, and have failed to stop the flow of illegal guns across the US border.
Their approach has seen violent crime increase 32% since Justin Trudeau took office, with 124,000 more violent crime incidents in 2021 compared to 2015. And gang-related homicides have increased 92%.
Conservatives support common-sense firearms policies that keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals. That's why we will oppose these underhanded amendments in committee.
We will stand up for the millions of Canadian hunters affected by Liberal government’s ineffective bans and advocate for real, tough-on-crime policies to clean up our streets and keep Canadians safe.