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Canada to pass Common Sense Firearms Licencing Act

This article appeared on www.energeticcity.ca website on the 3rd of June 2015. http://energeticcity.ca/article/news/2015/06/02/zimmer-supports-passing-of-common-sense-firearms-licensing-act-in-house

Zimmer supports passing of Common Sense Firearms Licencing Act in House

Described as a Bill that will enhance safe and sensible firearms policies, the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act is set to become law in Canada. Energetic City reports that the Bill will see safety training for potential first-time firearm owners, a streamlined licensing system and the removal of the requirement to carry a separate document when transporting firearms to activities such as target practice or a shooting range competition. Co-chair of the All-Party Outdoor caucus Bob Zimmer welcomed the passing of the Bill, saying it was “one step closer to bringing common sense to our firearms licensing regime”. The Bill will now move to the Senate as part of the legislative process.


Prince George-Peace River MP, and Co-Chair of the All-Party Outdoor caucus Bob Zimmer welcomed the passing of Bill C-42 on Friday, the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act through a third reading in the House of Commons.

The Bill was introduced in the House in October of last year which was geared towards enhancing safe and sensible firearms policies. Specifically the Bill calls for safety training for potential first time owners, a streamlined licensing system, and no longer being required to carry a separate document to transport firearms to activities such as target practice or a shooting range competition.

In a release Zimmer is quoted as saying, “Our government remains committed to supporting law-abiding firearms owners, while also protecting the safety of Canadians. With the passage of Bill C-42 in the House we are one step closer to bringing common sense to our firearms licensing regime.”

Zimmer continued by saying, “These amendments continue our balanced approach to firearms, one that is helping us protect the safety of Canadians, while at the same time reducing the administrative burden for law abiding hunters, farmers, or sport shooters.

The bill will now move to the Senate as part of the legislative process.

Chase Charney chase@moosefm.ca

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    1. Good on them. Hopefully it all goes ahead without any drama.

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