(TheGunBlog.ca) — The Canadian government is unlikely to present its new gun laws this year, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Safety said, suggesting the new paperwork and restrictions on shooters won’t be revealed until late January at the earliest.
(Update 04 Dec.: See this post for the possible new timing.)
(TheGunBlog.ca) — The Canadian government’s package of new gun laws is being delayed until next year, CTV News reported today, citing a spokesperson for Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale.
Check out this video profile of Lynda Kiejko, the Olympic shooter and government adviser on gun policy. It’s the first time the Olympic Channel featured a shooter and a member of Team Canada in its new series.
Statistics Canada’s annual homicide report counted 223 “firearm-related homicides” last year. Data tables accompanying the publication show 30 of them, or 13.5 percent, may not involve guns at all.
The Canadian government will present new gun laws to increase paperwork and restrictions for lawful gun owners in the “near future” this year, beyond today’s statement about funding related to firearms and gang violence, the Ministry of Public Safety said.
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Canada’s Liberal Party-controlled government won’t repeal the grace period on expired gun licences in its coming package of laws to increase paperwork and restrictions on lawful firearm owners, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Safety said.
Starting Nov. 30, Canadian gun owners will no longer risk going to jail for 10 years on the day our firearm licences expire, as the government adopts a six-month grace period for people who can’t renew on time.