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Statements made in a letter signed by former Public Safety Minister Vic Toews dated January 15, 2013 (copy attached)

  • “…classifications are based on risk to public safety.”
  • “Some firearms are classified on the basis of their physical characteristics, such as barrel length or type of action; others are specified by make and model in the Criminal Code and its supporting regulations.”
  • “Due to the risk to public safety, some firearms may only be transported for purposes such as…”
  • “…regulations made under the Criminal Code limit the capacity of certain firearms magazines in order to make them safer by reducing the number of shots that can be fired in quick succession.”