It seems the Liberal government is running sham consultations for its latest gun control law, Bill C-71.
The new law resurrects the long gun registry in another form, now requiring gun retailers to keep records of sales as opposed to the federal government, and revives ATT requirements for restricted firearms. The new law will also arbitrarily prohibit the CZ 858 and the Swiss Arms green carbine for reasons the liberals have never even hinted at revealing.
It's a broad, sweeping, and frankly, unnecessary law that should involve rigorous debate and evidence based decision making, but as revealed in TheGunBlog.ca over the weekend, that couldn't be further from what's actually happening.
The pro-firearms rights side of the debate is being all but shut out of consultations with only 9 of 53 consulted groups representing firearms owners, hunters and retailers.
But it’s worse than just the deck being stacked against lawful gun owners.
According to comments made to TheGunBlog.ca, at least four of the pro-gun lobby groups listed as having been consulted while the Liberals developed the new law, deny taking part in any official consultations.
And Alison de Groot of the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association said they were specifically shut out of meetings they had requested with public safety staff.
Watch my video to see all the shifty, shady ways the Liberals swayed the sham consultations.
If we remove the four groups who deny being formally consulted by the Liberals on C-71, only five of the 53 stakeholders were pro gun.
That’s all the consultation over 2 million Canadian licensed firearms holders get from the Liberal government before they turn us into criminals overnight.