MP Zimmer Supportive of Proposed Increase to Background Checks

FORT ST JOHN – Bob Zimmer, MP for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies and Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus is pleased to hear about a possible plan to increase the level of screening that goes into acquiring a firearms license in Canada. Minister Goodale held a summit on the increased gang activity and gun violence yesterday and following that meeting made comments regarding background checks. Mr. Zimmer made the following statement based on those comments;

“As a strong supporter of the outdoor community and the lifestyle that it promotes I support the idea of more vigorous background checks that could include a mental health history and more comprehensive look at the criminal past of the purchaser,” said Mr. Zimmer. “We need to continue to protect the rights of law-abiding firearms owners while also working to ensure that firearms do not end up in the wrong hands. I will watch closely as this legislation takes shape and I look forward to participating in the consultation process.”


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