June 06, 2022

Feds Importing American Firearm Politics to Divide Canadians

The federal government’s latest “freeze” on handguns follows the reclassification 1,500 firearms (and, likely at the mistake of Ottawa bureaucrats who don’t know any better, replica firearms for paintball and airsoft) on a Trudeau cabinet whim without any reasoning behind it.

There are steps that could be taken to improve public safety and crack down on gun crime in our country, but once again the Trudeau Liberals are targeting legal owners.

Your Saskatchewan Party MLAs recently debated a motion on the floor of the legislature to condemn the federal government's approach toward law-abiding firearm owners in our country.

What did the NDP do? They voted against it. Not only that, they made it clear they are in favour of the Trudeau government’s moves for lighter sentences for criminals.

In 2021, the Liberal Government introduced Bill C-5 which seeks to repeal Mandatory Minimum Penalties on 14 offenses, most of them related to the illegal use of firearms.

That includes:

  • Robbery with a firearm;
  • Discharging a firearm with intent;
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition; and
  • Possession for the purpose of weapons trafficking.

So, if you rob someone with a gun, shoot a gun at someone, have a restricted gun that you never should have had in the first place, or try to smuggle a gun, the Trudeau Liberals and NDP believe our justice system is putting people behind bars for too long. On the other side of that is the demonization of legal firearm owners with made up terms like “assault style weapons” meant to scare people in Toronto that don’t know a thing about firearms.

The Liberals arbitrarily ban certain firearm models with no reason, no input from police, and for no effect on our streets; just to make it look like they are doing something. On top of that, they have now introduced a new gun registry, something they promised Canadians they would not do.

Your Saskatchewan Party MLAs oppose these bills and have been very clear that we support law-abiding firearm owners. Meanwhile, the Saskatchewan NDP has made their position painfully clear; they stand with the Trudeau-Singh coalition on this and countless other issues that don’t align with Saskatchewan’s interests. It’s just another example of an out-of-touch NDP choosing to stand with Ottawa instead of Saskatchewan.