MP Zimmer Expresses Concerns with RCMP’s Ruger 10/22 Magazine Ruling

Bob Zimmer M.P.
Bob Zimmer M.P.
Canadian Shooting Sports Association
Canadian Shooting Sports Association

Fort St. John, ON -(AmmoLand.com)- Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, is expressing his concerns with news of a ruling by the RCMP’s Canadian Firearms Program which has made the Ruger 10/22 magazine prohibited.

Many constituents have reached out to Mr. Zimmer after hearing of an RCMP memo being sent to police agencies about the Ruger 10/22 magazine classification.

In a letter addressed to RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, Mr. Zimmer conveyed his concerns, as well as those he has heard from constituents.

“I have heard from many constituents who are concerned that this bureaucratic decision to change the classification of the Ruger 10/22 magazine, without a public bulletin, will now make many law-abiding firearms owners unknowingly considered criminals,” said Mr. Zimmer.

Mr. Zimmer goes on to point out that this ruling goes against Criminal Code Regulations which state that cartridge magazines that are originally designed or manufactured for use in a firearm that is chambered for, or designed for use, rimfire cartridges are not included in these magazine restrictions.

“I urge you to reverse this unfortunate decision which has done nothing to promote public safety, and has only created fear and uncertainty within the law-abiding firearms community,” concludes Mr. Zimmer’s letter to Commissioner Paulson.

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    There I was sitting at home minding my own business when suddenly I became a criminal in the eyes of the federal government because I own a magazine that could be used in a handgun that I don’t own, and have never even seen. wouldn’t it be more effective to prohibit the magazines use in the handgun,oh wait that is already done. Don’t see the point in this action

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    I would hope and pray that this “BAN” works as well as their Rifle registration did and costs even more MILLIONS or BILLIONS of dollars while being a COMPLETE FAILURE.

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    Ralphwylie

    The deadly Ruger 10/22 Assault Plinker has long been a favorite of the military in Afghanistan, Iraq and other war theaters in the Middle East. Nothing brings fear, terror and firepower to the enemy like a mighty Ruger 10/22 on “full gat.” See how stupid that sounds? Just a s stupid as the a-hole politicians that are systematically demonizing guns and their use that they know nothing about. I hope the Canadians grow a pair and throw out these laws and the politicians that dream then up. We have the same problems here in the US. Our founding fathers would… Read more »

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    The Ruger 10/22 rifle is now an Assault Rifle Plinker? WTF? I thought ARP was just an Association for Retarded People! I guess it is if the all-knowing gubmint is now reclassifying the Ruger as a scary black gun. Who knew that the military was running full auto Ruger Assault Plinkers?