“Over the years victims of gun violence have appeared in front of a number of parliamentary committees”
Victims of gun violence have been at the forefront in the battle for gun control, wanting to prevent other families from suffering as they have. Learn about the contributions of victims of gun violence in the fight to for effective controls on firearms in Canada.
Six public inquests have specifically recommended the licensing of gun owners and registration of firearms to reduce the risk of further tragedies and made many recommendations for strengthening the screening processes and reducing the renewal period: the inquest into the death of Jonathan Yeo who killed Nina deVilliers and Karen Marquis, the inquest into the murder of Kassonde children, sportscaster Brian Smith, and Arlene May, the inquest into the OC Transpo shooting as well as the inquiry into the Vernon massacre when Rajwar Gakhal and eight members of her family were murdered by her estranged husband.
Over the years victims of gun violence have appeared in front of a number of parliamentary committees, they have spoken in the media, they have written to elected officials and have fought all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada to defend strong gun control in Canada.