Scheer Pledges to Repeal Bill C-71, Rejects Handgun Ban

Scheer Opposes Handgun Ban

Screenshot of Andrew Scheer with Rachael Harder and Conservative MPs today in the lobby of the House of Commons. Source: Harder’s Facebook page. — Andrew Scheer, the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party and of the official opposition, leveled one of his strongest critiques of government firearm policy and made an election promise today. He pledged to repeal Bill C-71 if elected prime minister and rejected any handgun ban.

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Moe Says No: Saskatchewan Premier Joins Opposition to Gun Bans

(Update Sept. 16 at 12:07 Toronto time: Adds Andrew Scheer comment.) — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe rejected the new gun bans being considered by the Canadian government, joining the premier of Ontario, police leaders and individual gun owners across the country in opposing the measures.

Members of parliament from the ruling Liberal Party themselves are divided on federal firearm policy aimed at millions of licensed hunters and sport shooters.

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More Than a Third of Toronto Police ‘Crime Guns’ Aren’t Firearms

Crime Guns Aren't Firearms(Update Sept. 16, 13:50 Toronto time: Adds screenshots of police data obtained by Dennis Young.) — More than a third of the so-called “crime guns” seized by Toronto police last year weren’t firearms, and many were never used in a crime, according to an analysis of police data obtained by Dennis Young, fuelling new concern about the reliability of statistics.

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