Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus Hosts UN Markings Seminar

OTTAWA –Bob Zimmer, MP for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies and Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus hosted a variety of industry experts on the Hill to inform parliamentarians on the issue of UN Resolution 55/255 which deals with manufacturing and trafficking in firearms.

What the UN Resolution would require would be that any firearm imported to Canada be marked with a “CA”, denoting the country as well as two digits denoting the year, for example “CA 16” and this marking must happen after entry into Canada. Firearms manufactured in Canada would also require the same markings. Due to this costly, time-consuming process, the unnecessary marking will cost consumers as much as $200 per firearm.

“We are concerned that we are unknowingly implementing a law meant for third world countries where illegal trafficking is a real concern but is completely unnecessary for Canadian firearms,” said Mr. Zimmer. “Canadian firearms, whether imported into Canada or manufactured here, are already completely traceable using the serial number and the systems that are already in place for owners and retailers.”

The seminar was well attended by both Liberal and Conservative representatives and a special thanks goes out to Steve Torino, Tony Bernardo, Scott Murray, Spyros Chrysochou, Daniel Legault, Wes Winkle, Travis Cuppy, and all MP’s, Senators, and senior staff who took the time to come out.


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