Take a look at Bill 64 here.
Quebec’s proposed legislation Bill 64 Firearms Registration Act is a bold step to fill an important gap in our firearms regime, which was created when the Canadian Firearms Registry was effectively dismantled.
This ended the requirement to track who owns which non restricted firearms (including many powerful semi-automatics like the Ruger Mini 14 used in the Montreal massacre). It also destroyed the registry data for the rest of Canada – the status of the Quebec data is uncertain. Furthermore, it eliminated the requirement, in place since 1977, that gun sellers track gun sales. Remember after the Montreal massacre on December 6, 1989, the killer was identified as police went to gun stores checking the records to determine who had recently purchased a Mini Ruger 14. Those records no longer exist.
Evolution of Bill 64:
- December 3, 2015: Introduction of Bill 64
- March 23 – April 12, 2016: Auditions before the parliamentary committee Commission des Institutions
- April 13, 2016: Sitting held and report from the Commission des Institutions (in french only).
You can take a look at the Coalition’s discussion of Bill 64 here.
Find the footage of the Coalition for gun control’s audition here.