ERICKSON, MB – Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette and Chair of the Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus, is delighted with the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act becoming law. This bill meets the Government’s objective to cut red tape for law-abiding firearms owners and provide safe and simple firearms policies.
“As we promised ever since introducing the bill last fall, our Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus was strongly in favour of this bill becoming law before we stood up for the summer and before this fall’s federal election,” said Sopuck. “We have clearly delivered on that promise.”
“Our Government has always stood up for law-abiding hunters, farmers and sport-shooters,” said Sopuck. “This legislation will simplify and provide clarity to the firearms regime and reduce administrative burdens for law abiding firearms owners while protecting the safety of Canadians.”
The Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act will make changes to the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act, which will enable the Government to take steps to ensure the rights of lawful firearms owners are respected. It was tabled in the House of Commons on October 7, 2021 and received Royal Assent on June 18, 2015.
“Firearms use is a right that comes with responsibilities,” said Sopuck. “Unlike the Liberals, our Government will ensure that needless red tape is eliminated while providing straightforward firearms policies that will help keep our communities safe.”
“Only a few weeks ago, the Liberal Party tabled a bill that would prohibit and confiscate firearms from Canadians,” Sopuck said. “Clearly, only our Conservative Government can be trusted to stand up for Canada’s hunters, farmers, anglers, and sport shooters.”
The Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act will: