Statement by MP Zimmer Regarding the Passing of the Liberal Firearms Bill in the House of Commons

OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies and Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus, issued the following statement regarding the Liberal Firearms Bill passing in the House of Commons:

“Sadly, Bill C-71 passed last night in the House of Commons by a vote of 185-79. This Bill does nothing to make communities safer and is an attempt by the Liberals to re-establish a front door/back door firearms registry and to add more red-tape to Canada’s highly-vetted lawful firearms owners.”

“Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was the only national leader to stand up and defend the rights of law-abiding firearms owners by voting against this ineffective legislation.”

“I know many within the outdoor community are disappointed by this outcome, however this fight is not over. This legislation still has to pass in the Senate before it can receive Royal Assent and become law. If you wish to voice your concerns about Bill C-71 with the Senate, contact information for our Senators can be found at:”

“As I have said before, the number one priority of any government should be the safety of Canadians. That is why a Conservative Government will repeal Bill C-71 and replace it with a law that targets criminals, protects Canadians and respects sport shooters and law-abiding firearms owners.”


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