April 13, 2016

Quebec to proceed with ill-advised gun registry based on flawed information

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

Quebec is getting ready to proceed with an ill advised gun registry, despite the number of protests, the 50,000 signature petition or phone calls to politicians. Quebec’s habit of adopting progressive policies at the behest of the right lobby group, will continue.

Public Security Minister Martin Coiteaux even said he’s open to amending the gun registry bill to toughen it up.

Canada hasn’t had a gun registry for nearly four years. Have we seen an outbreak of gun violence beyond the usual gangs shooting each other with illegal smuggled guns? Like all gun control efforts, Quebec’s bill won’t fix that or do anything to prevent illegal gun use. It will simply target law abiding gun owners.

As the bill appears set to pass, the Minister hints he may take advice from ill informed activists to add even more unnecessary measures. Anti gun activists wrongly claim guns can be sold privately without confirming the person you’re selling to has a valid permit. This is false but the Montreal Gazette and other media report it as fact. From the Gazette:

“Several groups invited to present briefs at the National Assembly during the five days of hearings, including PolySeSouvient and Quebec’s directors of public health, urged the minister to close a loophole in the federal legislation that allows someone to sell their firearm without any obligation to check whether the buyer has a valid permit.

Isabelle Goupil-Sormany, representing public health directors, and gun control activist Heidi Rathjen argued that check should be mandatory in Quebec’s law.”

If they think you can sell a gun to someone in Canada without checking to make sure the person has a gun licence, they should try it. They’d be locked up.

Look at sections 99, 100 and 101 of the criminal code to see the offence and the punishment for selling or transferring a firearm to a person who isn’t authorized by the Firearms Act to possess one. You could be looking at 3-5 years in jail.

Transfer without authority

101 (1) Every person commits an offence who transfers a prohibited firearm, a restricted firearm, a non-restricted firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device, any ammunition or any prohibited ammunition to any person otherwise than under the authority of the Firearms Act or any other Act of Parliament or any regulations made under an Act of Parliament.

That seems pretty clear and if these activists, the Quebec Minister and media outlets are going to make wild claims, the least they can do is back them up and maybe read the law.

When selling a gun privately in Canada, you’re required to check the licence of the buyer. No licence, no gun. Not sure? Call the Firearms Centre and they’ll confirm whether someone has a licence or if the licence is valid.

The Quebec bill isn’t aimed at curtailing gun violence but about harassing law abiding gun owners to make owning a gun less inviting. It doesn’t stop criminals from getting guns. It’s easier to get them on the street than legally any way.

One day gun grabbers might learn these measures are a waste of effort in the wrong direction but I’m not holding my breath on that.

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commented 2016-04-14 17:54:16 -0400
" I think when the chips are down, you will see the true spirit of Canada come awake."

The chips have been down for years, DEBORAH. I’m afraid this is the true spirit.
commented 2016-04-14 17:10:17 -0400
Hey Jamie, don’t tar and feather all Canadians. Canada has been at peace for a long time, and our standard of living was one of the best in the world. I think when the chips are down, you will see the true spirit of Canada come awake. The governments, on all levels, have been undermining our rights and freedoms for quite sometime now. And given that we have a MSM that has agreed to collude with the Marxist governments, and only print what has been authorized by them, then you can see how they have gotten away with fooling the young. The younger generations have never wanted for anything, but once they lose everything that they have, you will see what will happen. When you no longer have anything to lose, then I would say it will boil down to survival. And I don’t know about you, but the will to live is very strong!
commented 2016-04-14 16:36:20 -0400
DESPITE the number of protests, the 50,000 signature petition or phone calls to politicians.”

Petition: old Cree word meaning, “long list of people who won’t take real action”.
commented 2016-04-14 16:32:49 -0400
Really? When was the last time you saw a group of citizens (angry or not) stop the actions of a government when they were determined to go through with it?

Oh, it was a while ago, PETER NETTERVILLE. And it wasn’t in this country. But I remember the scenes from Poland, and Estonia and Lithuania when courageous citizens decided they were going to bring down communism. Canadians are different. Timid, submissive, comfortable. They don’t mind it when their rights are taken away. Then they say things like, “Oh well, what can you do?”. The question is just a statement of their preference for doing nothing.
commented 2016-04-14 15:21:49 -0400
This is Canada, not the US. Here, guns don’t kill people, gang members do. Let’s put the resources where they are needed – Indian reserves that straddle the border which are responsible for most of the smuggled guns and inner-city gangs who purchased said ILLEGAL handguns. Can’t piss off the natives or the criminals? The liberals might lose a voting block.
commented 2016-04-14 13:31:12 -0400
A government that does not trust it’s citizens cannot itself be trusted.
commented 2016-04-14 10:42:28 -0400
“Quebec is getting ready to proceed with an ill advised gun registry, DESPITE the number of protests, the 50,000 signature petition or phone calls to politicians.”

This should be a major concern to anyone in any “democratic” society. Clearly, democracy is waning fast.
commented 2016-04-14 10:17:34 -0400
Jamie said, “Well, if Quebec hunters and gun-owners wanted to stop it badly enough, they could.”

Really? When was the last time you saw a group of citizens (angry or not) stop the actions of a government when they were determined to go through with it?
commented 2016-04-14 09:33:36 -0400
Well, if Quebec hunters and gun-owners wanted to stop it badly enough, they could.
commented 2016-04-14 01:17:48 -0400
Tell me something in Quebec that is NOT controlled by the Politicians ?
commented 2016-04-14 01:15:04 -0400
Quebec is controlled by the Mafia. Politicians in Quebec are controlled by the Mafia. Justin is from Quebec .
commented 2016-04-13 20:27:41 -0400
A criminal based government – intending to invade private homes with this information.
commented 2016-04-13 19:11:59 -0400
These legislating assclowns are setting themselves up for the biggest class action suit yet – the SCC has stated gun control is a federal jurisdiction – they are in constitutional breech – secondly the first person damaged by the faulty data in this junk data base will sue the cops into the stone age for acting on such provably unreliable info – such a data base will NEVER produce the legally required “reasonable grounds” to proceed with investigation/charges/enforcement action/warrants.
commented 2016-04-13 18:54:45 -0400
Great! Another failed money drain in Quebec for Alberta to fund through the Provincial Equalization “steal from Alberta” program.
commented 2016-04-13 18:28:41 -0400
More make work for the quebec scumbag politicians to sell to the quebec rubes that they are protecting them while Ottawa is not.

Reads like the start of the “phony fights with quebec” which follow all Librano goobamints.

That means more billions of ROC welfare to quebec the shithole – quebec, the land of the mafia/union run and those scum sucking pigs, the Demarais family.