Clearly, the government doesn’t really care about gun crime, and is instead trying to infringe on the rights and property of law-abiding Canadians.
We hear all the time about how new restrictions on gun ownership in Canada – including outright bans – are about saving lives.
It’s a good line, because it is politically difficult to argue against.
However, when it comes to the actual facts, it is clear that the increasing effort to infringe on the rights and the property of law-abiding Canadian gun owners is about demonizing some Canadians and expanding government power, not saving lives.
And that was made even more evident by the recent vote on Bill C-238.
The legislation was introduced by the Conservatives, and would have toughened action against illegal gun smuggling at the border.
Considering that an overwhelming percentage of gun crime in Canada is perpetrated by criminals using illegal guns, any true effort to save lives would be focused on reducing illegal gun smuggling.
So, how did the vote go?
Well, the Conservatives voted for it, but because the Liberals and NDP voted against it the legislation didn’t pass.
“Today in the House of Commons, Liberal and NDP MP’s voted against, and defeated C-238, a Conservative bill to combat illicit smuggling of firearms across the border by criminals. Same parties support the gun confiscation on legal gun owners. It’s not about safety”
I really don't understand how the Liberal/NDP MPs could vote against a motion by @BobSaroya to stiffen penalties for criminals using illegal guns. Good to see @TOAdamVaughan break with his party and vote in favour!
— Scott Aitchison (@ScottAAitchison) January 27, 2021
This means, at the very same time the Liberals and NDP have been pushing to confiscate the legally-purchased private property of law-abiding gun owners, they are voting against taking stronger measures to fight criminals smuggling illegal guns.
That is total hypocrisy, and makes it abundantly clear that the politicians pushing for the confiscation of legally-acquired firearms have no true concern for the safety of Canadians.
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