National and International Gun Control News for the week ending August 21, 2021

GOVERNMENT HYPOCRISY: 122 firearms lost or stolen from federal government in 2018

August 17, 2021

Federal Government agencies oversaw the loss or theft of 122 firearms during the same year the Liberals introduced their comprehensive gun control legislation, Bill C-71.

The lost or stolen firearms included several service revolvers and RCMP sidearms, 22 taser or conductive energy devices, paintball guns, and one item described as a “submachine gun”.

Canadian gun owners can face lifetime prohibitions to possession as well as incarceration if found guilty of unsafe storage of firearms.

The Liberals are projecting their unsafe storage habits and irresponsible gun ownership on the rest of us.


Here’s where federal parties stand on firearms control as cities like Montreal suffer a summer of gun violence

Aug 16, 2021

A recent spike in gun violence in Quebec — which saw a triple homicide in Montreal on Aug. 2 and two more fatal shootings in the same week — has reinvigorated criticism of the federal government’s proposed legislation on gun control and prompted calls for new measures ahead of the federal election.

With gun violence on the rise in major Canadian cities like Vancouver — or growing both more prevalent and more violent, as is the case in Toronto — it appears firearm legislation could be top-of-mind for voters heading to the polls.

Access to guns ‘never been easier’ in Canada

Heidi Rathjen, a member of the gun-control group PolySeSouvient and survivor of the 1989 Polytechnique massacre, said the Liberals’ gun laws “sound good but hide incredibly weak, hollow, toothless measures.”



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