The Liberal amendments to Bill C-21 would ban millions of hunting rifles used safely by Canadian hunters for decades.
Since they were elected in 2015, Liberals have made life easier for violent criminals by repealing mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes with Bill C-5, have made it easier to get bail with C-75 and have failed to stop the flow of illegal crime guns across the US border.
Their approach has seen violent crime increase 32% since Justin Trudeau took office, with 124,000 more violent crime incidents in 2021 compared to 2015. Gang-related homicides have increased 92%.
But instead of going after the illegal guns used by criminals and street gangs, Justin Trudeau is targeting the tools of law-abiding hunters and farmers.
Conservatives support common-sense firearms policies that keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals. We will oppose these amendments in committee, and we will stand up for the millions of Canadians affected by the Liberal government’s ineffective bans and advocate for real, tough-on-crime policies to clean up our streets and keep Canadians safe.