The Solicitor General of Canada had the proposed “Firearms Marking Regulations” regulations in the House of Commons on June 13, 2003. The Conservatives did us a big favour by not implementing these regulations during their tenure, but now the Trudeau Liberals are making them law as of June 1, 2017.
These regulations are onerous and will have a profoundly negative effect on Canadian gun owners.
The “Firearms Marking Regulations” are NOT brought in by a bill, but by an Order In Council(OIC). This means that it does not have to be approved by Parliament, but by the Governor in Council. These regulations will then be part of the Firearms Act.
The regulations will mandate that all firearms manufactured in, or imported to Canada will have the frame or receiver stamped (or engraved) with “CANADA,” or “CA” as well as the name of the manufacturer and the firearm’s serial number (for Canadian made guns), and in the case of an imported firearm, the last two digits of the year of the importation.
The high cost of doing this to each new gun amounts to a “gun Tax” that will raise the price of every new and imported gun.
Duplicating information that is ALREADY stamped on the barrel of the firearm is an unnecessary waste of time and resources.
The only thing that explains this is that the Liberals are pandering to the UN’s agenda of wanting to track all small arms, which, in turn, amounts to an international gun registry.
We’ve already abolished one such registry here in Canada, and now the Liberals want us to commit to a larger and much broader international version run by the dictators, human rights violators and terrorists at the UN.