Toronto, May 29, 2018 (Canadian Shooting Sports Association) — Two leaders of Canada’s firearm community joined forces to help journalists, policymakers and responsible gun owners understand how Bill C-71, the government’s first proposed firearm legislation in a generation, aims at the wrong target.
The Bill C-71 Book: What It Means, How It Hurts You, and 3 Easy Steps You Can Take Right Now to Block It is the most comprehensive and easy-to-read overview of the draft law.
The authors are critical of the planned law and urge gun owners to oppose it by contacting members of parliament.
The Minister of Public Safety’s bill is directed at federally licensed hunters, farmers and sport shooters who have taken and passed RCMP-approved safety courses and background checks, and are monitored daily by the RCMP. This legislation would impose new restrictions on
more than 2 million
of Canada’s most scrutinized, most vetted and most responsible men and women.
“We are the staunchest advocates of responsible firearm use and public safety,” said Chr
istopher di Armani and Nicolas Johnson, the authors. “Our concern is that Bill C-71 does not advance public safety. Bill C-71 is all about adding more restrictions on the safest and most law-abiding people in the country.”
CSSA Executive Director Tony Bernardo said: “The government is selling greater restrictions on federally licensed firearm owners as the solution to gang crime. It’s not.”
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Tony Bernardo (Toronto)
Christopher di Armani (Vancouver)
Nicolas Johnson (Toronto)