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Liberals Miss the Mark on Firearms Confiscation Scheme

Gang violence. Gun smuggling across the border. A broken bail system that’s allowing repeat, violent offenders back onto the streets.

These are just a few of the problems getting worse everyday under Justin Trudeau’s watch.

His solution? Spend millions of taxpayer dollars buying legally acquired firearms from law-abiding firearms owners.

Instead of going after the illegal guns used by criminals and street gangs, Justin Trudeau is focused on taking hunting rifles and shotguns from law-abiding farmers, hunters, and Indigenous peoples.

Yesterday, the Liberals announced the first phase of their confiscation scheme. Phase one will target businesses who have stock of firearms now outlawed under the federal government’s ban. The second phase will target individual firearms owners.

No one - including the Liberals - believes that going after hunters, and legitimate hunting rifles, will reduce violent crime across the country.

This is Liberal smoke and mirrors to distract from the troubling realities following 8 years of Justin Trudeau: a 32% increase in violent crime and a doubling of gang-related murders.

And their own ill-conceived legislation is to blame. By repealing mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes with Bill C-5 and making it easier to get bail with Bill C-75, life is easier than ever for violent criminals.

Conservatives know Canadians deserve a better approach.

Rather than spending tens of millions of dollars purchasing firearms from law-abiding businesses and people, let’s invest that money into securing our border and in police efforts to combat violent crime.

I will always support common-sense firearms policies that keep guns off our streets and out of the hands of dangerous criminals. The confiscation scheme is a far cry from common sense.

Only Conservatives will deliver real policies to keep repeat violent offenders in jail and keep Canadians safe.

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