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Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association
Association canadienne des propriétaires d’armes sans permis

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The Firearms Prohibition Registry

The Proposal:

  • A replacement of the licencing scheme of the Liberal’s 1995 Firearms Act, by
  • A federal registry of persons prohibited by court order from possessing firearms.

The Objective:

  • A safer more secure society by reducing criminal access to firearms.

The Benefits:

  • Focuses the attention squarely on the problem: criminals.
  • 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.
  • Allows the police to have ready access to all information on all persons prohibited from possessing firearms.
  • A justice of the courts - not a federal bureaucrat - would determine who is prohibited from owning and acquiring firearms.
  • 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 data.
  • 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.
  • Decriminalizes the mere possession of a firearm - only keeps track of irresponsible persons, leaving responsible citizens alone.
  • The amount of data that would be provided by the courts would be more manageable.
  • The police have the communication equipment in their offices and patrol cars to access this type of information.

Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association
Association canadienne des propriétaires d’armes sans permis
402 Skeena Court Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 4H2
(306) 242-2379 (306) 230-8929
edwardhudson@shaw.ca
www.cufoa.ca