The Firearms Prohibition Registry
- A replacement of the function of the Canadian Firearms Center, by
- A federal registry of persons prohibited by court order from possessing
- A safer more secure society by reducing criminal access to firearms.
- Focuses the attention squarely on the problem: criminals.
- Means the courts, not a federal employee, would determine who is
prohibited from owning and acquiring firearms.
- Allows the police to have ready access to all information on all
persons prohibited from possessing firearms.
- Requires that an individual wishing to purchase firearms must not
be listed in the FPR.
- Assures vendors that purchasers of firearms would be legitimate by
providing an 800 number to insure the recipient of the firearm is not
listed in the FPR.
- Respects the Rights and Freedoms of responsible citizens to acquire
and possess firearms.
- Ensures judicial review so that no person is erroneously included
in the FPR.
- Maintains effective measures to ensure swift correction of faulty
- Provides a public service for which no fees would be attached.
Rationale for the Firearms Prohibition Registry:
- The courts, by convictions, restraining orders, and bail conditions
would decide who is prohibited from possessing firearms.
- The government should only keep track of irresponsible persons, leaving
responsible citizens alone.
- The amount of data which would be provided by the courts would b
e more manageable.
- The police have the communication equipment in their offices and
patrol cars to access this type of system.
Garry Breitkreuz, MP has been saying for years,
"Any sane person can only conclude that federal gun control
laws should be focused on keeping the guns out of the hands of people
who should not have them."
"Register criminals, NOT duck hunters"
The membership of CUFOA overwhelmingly endorses the Firearms
The time for responsible change has arrived: Stand up for Canada.