Passed in April 2012, Bill C-19 is principally known for eliminating the registration of non-restricted rifles and shotguns. This Bill went much farther in weakening gun control in Canada however, 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 to learn about Bill C-19 (Ending the Long-gun Registry Act)
- 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)