Friday, 8 October 2010

NDP table long-gun bill

New Democrats table long-gun bill | NDP

legislation includes a number of concrete solutions for rural and urban
Canadians, as well as Northern and Aboriginal communities. They

  • providing a first-time exemption from criminal penalty for not registering a long-gun
  • mandating the Auditor General to provide financial oversight of the registry
  • protecting the privacy of gun owners’ identifying information
  • creating a legal guarantee to uphold Aboriginal treaty rights
  • establishing permanently free registration
  • allowing military and police to share important information with the Canadian Firearms Program, including mental health concerns

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