“In the North, firearms are used as a tool for subsistence hunting, while in the South, people seem to be increasingly obsessed with firearms and less interested in using them for the pleasure of eating deer meat or other types of venison.”
She somehow seems to think that us “southerners” are some kind knuckle-dragging rednecks that do not know anything about hunting. I might ask her, “What other types of venison are there beside deer meat?” Are elk, moose, buffalo, antelope, etc., other types of venison? Senator, only deer meat can be called venison.
In the very next sentence, the good Senator espoused:
“Restricted firearms, which are essentially firearms that are capable of discharging centre-fire ammunition in a semi-automatic manner and handguns.”
Again, her total lack of knowledge shows through. I wonder if she knows about all the semi-automatic rifles in Canada that are in the “non-restricted” category? Maybe she does not know about barrel length limitations.
Then she goes on to suggest that “restricted firearms were designed strictly for military purposes.” She really has no idea of how many different kinds of firearms there in the restricted category. A high percentage of them were never designed for military applications.
“The main objective of this bill is to encourage hunting and recreational shooting in Canada.”
Just how Senator Payette can seriously state this is beyond my comprehension. Her bill will ban all rifles for “hunting purposes” except smooth bore black powder, shotguns and 22 semi-auto rifles. Big game cannot be hunted with a .22, and not many know how, or want to learn how hunt with muzzle loaders or shotguns.
Everything else will have to be in a central storage location. The only way to access those guns will be with a authorized person to transport them for you.
These new rules will not “encourage hunting and recreational shooting in Canada.” This will dramatically hurt the hunting and recreational shooting industry in Canada.
Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette is clueless when it comes to firearms and the hunting industry in Canada.