Will Semi-automatic guns be banned in Canada?
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. . . .
Resolution #47: Gun Control
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. . . . .