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MP Viersen: Liberal Gun Bill a ‘Misfire’


February 23, 2021

Ottawa, ON: Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen expressed his concerns over Bill C-21, the Liberal’s new firearms legislation that was introduced on Tuesday. MP Viersen pointed out that Bill C-21 would do very little to prevent criminals from committing crimes with firearms.

“This government should be investing in police anti-gang units instead of severely penalizing law-abiding Canadian firearms owners.”

Mr. Viersen will oppose every Liberal attempt to place additional regulatory burdens on law abiding gun owners. He has pointed out on numerous occasions the vast majority of gun crimes are committed by people who have illegally obtained those weapons.

“Instead of taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens, this government should be tabling legislation that will strengthen and protect Canada’s borders to stop illegal gun smuggling that supplies gangs in Canadian cities.”

The current regulations ensure that all legally owned firearms are accounted for at all times, and yet the government’s new bill could allow warrantless searches and seizures of Canadian firearms.

“The enjoyment of one’s property is a western democratic principle that this government is undermining. Why do the Liberals seem to be very suspicious of people who own and use firearms on a regular basis? Conservatives will get tough on gangs, give law enforcement the tools they need to keep Canadians safe, crack down on illegal gun smuggling, and repeal C-71 once and for all.”