As They Target Law-Abiding Gun Owners, Liberals & NDP Vote Against Conservative Bill That Would Fight Illegal Gun Smuggling

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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. Well, the Conservatives voted for it, but because the Liberals and NDP voted against it the legislation didn’t pass.