Canadians are not afraid of farmers, sports-shooters, or hunters, but that doesn’t stop the Liberals from rolling out another version of their infamous gun registry to punish these groups.
I desperately want Canada to be the safest country in the world. I know what it’s like to hear about a shooting in downtown Toronto, near where my kids were headed with their friends, and pray that they were alright.
And though I have never suffered such a tragedy, too many mothers have received the worst possible news one can ever get.
We need to focus on stopping the flow of illegal firearms being smuggled across our borders, and supporting our law enforcement to shut down real criminal activity.
We need to invest in effective programs that will stop gangs from preying on vulnerable youth.
All of this can be accomplished without another heavy-handed and pointless gun ban.
As my colleague Raquel Dancho pointed out yesterday, the Liberals have not put forward a single policy that would actually accomplish anything to make Canadians safer, and only attack law-abiding firearms owners to make a show.
When it comes to firearms, government action should focus on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, while respecting law-abiding Canadians.
This is exactly how I will approach firearms as Prime Minister.
I am proposing a full review of ALL current firearms laws. I want to ensure that government efforts are entirely focused on keeping guns out of the hands of gangs and other criminals.
It’s time for a complete review of Canada’s firearms laws to make sure that they are actually doing what they’re supposed to do. Any law that doesn't follow common sense will have to go.
We need a simplified classification system that is determined by gun experts, law enforcement, farmers, and sports shooters, instead of politicians and bureaucrats.
In this race many candidates will have somewhat similar common-sense policies regarding firearms. The reason why I believe I am the candidate best positioned to defend your rights and freedoms is based on both my professional and life experience.
As a lawyer I have studied these laws and understand their weaknesses. As a mother who raised her children in the GTA, I am best positioned to reveal the hypocrisy and futility of the Liberals' failed policies. As a rural resident and MP my constituents are the ones who are now being punished for no reason by the Liberals and pointless firearm bans.
As someone who has gone through the Canadian Firearms Safety Course, I know firsthand the strong rules that are in place and the many hoops that law-abiding gun owners already need to jump through.
Do you agree with my common-sense approach on firearms?