(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.
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.
(Update: Adds in second paragraph that Budgell is in jail for drug dealing.)
In one of the rare cases in Canada where courts recognize a legal gun owner may have used firearms and ammunition in legitimate self-defence, a man who shot a home intruder won’t be charged with murder, CBC reported today, citing the prosecution.
The Canadian government said it will present new gun laws before the end of the year, confirming a news report yesterday, as it aims to fulfill election promises of more paperwork and restrictions to buy, sell, transport and import firearms.