For over 20 years, the Coalition for Gun Control has been working to make Canada safer. We have made some progress but have much more work to do. Now more than ever, we have to fight to protect our hard won gains and prevent further erosion of the protections we have fought so hard to implement.
In recent years our laws have been steadily eroded – in 2011, the government ended the registration of rifles and shotguns, including the powerful Ruger Mini 14 used in the Montreal Massacre and destroyed the records of more than 5 million registered guns. In 2014, the government has tabled legislation, Bill C-42, that will further relax controls on handguns and assault weapons, as well as weaken some measures controlling firearms and the powers of the province’s Chiefs Firearms Officers. Now we need to make it our priority to stop C-42.
To learn more about the history of gun control and how it has improved public safety in Canada, watch this video.