Andrew Scheer on Guns: Recap of New Conservative Leader’s Policy

Andrew Scheer was elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada today, (hopefully!) putting him on course to become the next prime minister. Following are highlights of his policy proposals on guns.

The text below is excerpted from The website was updated after the party’s election results were announced this evening, and as of 21:05, it says only “Thank you.” The firearms policy is archived here.

Common Sense on Firearms

Excerpted From:

In my mind, a successful firearms policy should do two things. It should deter criminal activity and should respect the rights of law-abiding gun owners. For too long, laws in this country have had it backwards.

Law-abiding Canadians should not have to justify to the government why they need a firearm.

When I am Prime Minister I will:

Launch a review of the criminal code and repeal all federal regulations pertaining to firearms ownership, usage and transportation which do not do the following: ensure that Canada’s firearms laws respect the rights of honest firearms owners, recognize the fact that hunting and sports shooting are an important part of Canadian culture and history, and empower police to concentrate on real criminals who are a threat to the public.

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