Canada | CBC Gun Control Expert says Bill C-71 is a Gun Registry

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Canada-( After Justin Trudeau and Ralph Goodale went to extreme lengths to assure gun owners that Bill C-71, The Firearm Owners Harassment Act, is not –– repeat not –– a gun registry, it seems not everyone got the memo.

Francis Langlois, the CBC’s self-described “gun control expert,” shot down the government’s claim about Bill C-71.

“While the registry might help police and government keep track of a firearm's first owner, it can't do much else,” said Francis Langlois, a history professor at CEGEP Trois-Rivières, who studies firearm issues in the United States.

Langlois said the proposed registry is inefficient because officers would still have to go to court to obtain a warrant for the information.

“If the police [are] in a hurry, they won't be able to work rapidly, he said. The registry would also only show new purchases, Langlois said, not firearms that people already own.”

Finally, the CSSA and CBC can agree – Bill C-71, The Firearm Owners Harassment Act, creates a gun registry. Their own gun control expert confirms it.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson welcomed “proposed legislation that aims to tackle a growing problem with gun violence.” Except Bill C-71 does no such thing. Not a single line of the legislation focuses on violent criminals or their misuse of firearms. The legislation adds layer upon layer of restrictions to licensed, law-abiding firearm owners, then creates new firearm classification categories (Section 12(9) to 12(14)) to implement future gun bans.

Liberal logic on gun control goes like this:

  • Leave violent criminals alone.
  • Harass licenced, law-abiding firearm owners.
  • Pretend we're doing something useful.

It makes perfect sense –– if you lack the capacity for rational thought.

It makes perfect sense –– if you lack the ability to focus on the source of the problem: violent criminals, drug dealers and gangs.

It makes perfect sense –– if your goal is to be seen doing something instead of actually solving the problem of gangs, drug dealers and the violence they leave in their wake.

It makes perfect sense –– if you do not care how many tax dollars you waste with your attack on Canada’s safest members of society to claim you “did something” while do nothing to solve the gang violence in our cities. Not a single measure in Bill C-71, The Firearm Owners Harassment Act, deals with violent criminals.

Here are seven questions the Liberal government refuses to answer:

  1. Businesses are forced to keep a record associating an individual person to an individual firearm. How is this not a gun registry?
  2. Which section of Bill C-71, The Firearm Owners Harassment Act, grants legislative authority to the RCMP to prohibit or restrict firearms?
  3. Where is the evidence proving the current 5-year background check fails its public safety objective?
  4. What are the criteria for the Licence Verification to be approved or denied?
  5. Please provide a list of all cases where public safety was harmed by the current Authorization to Transport conditions of: to/from a Gunsmith, to/from a gun store for Appraisal or Sale, to/from a Gun Show or to/from a Border Point.
  6. Why, after the RCMP’s long history of incorrect firearm classifications, has the power of our elected officials to correct mistakes made by the unelected and unaccountable RCMP been removed?
  7. Was a cost/benefit analysis completed on the implementation of Bill C-71, The Firearm Owners Harassment Act? If so, what did this analysis conclude?

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Many of those opposing Firearms say you don’t need a gun, however you don’t need a car either. Many use public transit, Uber and we have taxis too! There are a lot of things in life you don’t need. But by treating firearms owners like criminals and bias is an insult to our credibility as law abiding people. We just happen to like a sport some don’t. Big deal! We don’t call Parliament telling them motorcyclists motor bikes should be banned because they are too dangerous and are a public safety issue. The Liberal government should go after the criminals.… Read more »


What can you say? They are politicians after all. Common sense and political correctness never work together..


Wow. Authorization to transport. You can’t just move them as you see fit. You folks in Canada are so oppressed! And I guess, like footprints in the snow, the stomping just goes deeper and deeper with every politician that passes through. Here in the US, we have states that absolutely ignore our 2nd Amendment, but I am happy not to live in one of those! It seems as if, once upon a time, Canada was a little bit free, but now it is just more and more waves of tyranny, banning of thought and speech, and of course banning of… Read more »


Unfortunate there is no oversight for the rcmp, rcmp make mistakes like everyone else, their mistakes in regulating firearms have Hugh financial consequences to the law abiding firearm owners, ltypical Liberals using gun control for urban votes, they continue to pick on the legal law abiding gun owners, c-68 should have been repealed by Harper, but he had no balls either


Stop trying to be reasonable and logical
Gun control has nothing to do with crime
It is about controlling the population