Federal Liberal Policy Resolutions

The Liberal leadership convention is over with surprising results, with Stephane Dion ensconced as the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

The voting on the policy resolutions did not surprise me when it came to their resolutions on firearms.

Resolution #42 (which I originally missed when I posted earlier) was passed. This was a resolution to ban all semi-automatic firearms.

WHEREAS automatic and semi-automatic weapons are illegal for hunting purposes; and

WHEREAS automatic and semi-automatic weapons do not support the hunting culture found in all parts of Canada;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada urge the Government of Canada to support legislation to eliminate the personal use of automatic and semi-automatic weapons.

National Women’s Liberal Commission
Liberal Party of Nova Scotia

This passed even though it was inaccurate due either through ignorance or malicious intent, as semi-auto firearms are regularly used in hunting, sport shooting or predator control in the agricultural community. 

So the Federal Liberals now have it on record that they want to ban all semi-auto firearms. Not just handguns anymore, but semi-auto shotguns, rifles (even your .22s) in addition to handguns.

Resolution # 47 was passed in workshop and says:

WHEREAS the cancellation of the gun registry is part of the Conservative Party’s program;

WHEREAS the cancellation of the gun registry is part of the Conservative Party’s program; and

WHEREAS the Conservative government has started to slash into the registry by ending requirements to register long guns; and

WHEREAS police forces have continually supported the gun registry and spoken out against efforts by the Conservative government to weaken or end it; and

WHEREAS the continued support of police forces for a total gun registry is a strong indication of the capacity of the current system to reduce the harm caused by guns; and

WHEREAS certain dangerous weapons are not found on the current list of illegal weapons; and

WHEREAS it is necessary to continue to effectively control the possession and use of guns;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada take the necessary steps:

1. to counter the efforts by the Conservative government to end or reduce the scope of the current gun registry that was enacted by parliament several years ago;

2. to review the classification of guns so that semi-automatic weapons be classified as an illegal weapons; and

3. to enact more severe laws to better control the possession and use of guns.

Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec)

They have made their point that Bill C-68 was only the first step along their path to make firearms ownership so restrictive as to effect a total ban somewhere down the road.

At least for law-abiding citizens.



One Response to “Federal Liberal Policy Resolutions”

  1. Tricia Willis Says:

    What is wrong with the government that they feel the need to babysit it’s responsible citizens as though that will make things safer?! The people that take the time to go to the courses, learn the safety measures, lock up their guns; these are not the people we need to worry about. Yes, what happened in Quebec was awful but perhaps that has more to do with a problem in the government’s screening process than anything else. Or maybe there was really nothing that could have been done. That man did a terrible thing, but do you really think he would have gone his whole life as a responsible citizen if he hadn’t had access to semi-automatic weapons? Somehow I doubt that. The problem was with the person that committed the crime, not the weapon he used in the process. Punishing everyone that enjoys shooting in the entire country is not going to remove people like that from the world…and people like that, if they are determined to do something will do it whether they can get the guns legally or not. If someone is willing to kill that many people, do you really think they would have any qualms about stealing or buying black market guns to commit the crime with?! This is a band-aid solution used to make the government look like it’s doing something, when really it is sweeping the problem under the rug.

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