Passed in April 2012, Bill C-19 (Ending the Long‑gun Registry Act) is principally known for eliminating the registration of non-restricted rifles and shotguns. This Bill went much further to weaken gun control in Canada by eliminating the mandatory validation of licences before firearms sales as well as the obligation for gun dealers to maintain records of sales. Here you will find the background on Bill C-19, as well as briefs and releases from a variety of public health and safety experts and concerned Canadians against this Bill.
- Click here for the Coalition for Gun Control’s submission on Bill C-19
- Click here to find out how the legislative changes weaken our protections
- Click here to read the Firearms Act (Revised April 5, 2012)
- Click here for informations on the general legislative background
- Click here to learn more about the impacts of C-19 on Canada’s international obligations