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Keep the long gun registry in Canada! / Conservez le registre des armes à feu intact!

Keep the long gun registry in Canada! / Conservez le registre des armes à feu intact!

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Senate of Canada / Sénat du Canada

Since the strengthening of Canada’s gun control law in 1995, there are approximately 400 fewer firearms deaths (murders, suicides and accidents) per year. The number of homicides with long guns (rifles and shotguns, the weapons that were the most subject to new controls) fell by 41% and the number of spousal homicides decreased by 64% — contributing to record low levels of murders of women.

The Conservative government has chosen to ignore these facts. Its Bill C-19 will end the registration of long guns, destroy the data on 7 million long guns circulating in Canada, and eliminate the requirement to show a permit to acquire such a gun as well as the obligation to document any sales transactions.

We are therefore appealing to Senators to vote in favour of public safety and against Bill C-19.

Depuis le renforcement du contrôle des armes en 1995, on compte environ 400 décès par armes à feu (meurtres, suicides et accidents) en moins par année. Le nombre d’homicides par armes d’épaule (carabines et fusils de chasse, soit les armes les plus visées par ce renforcement) a diminué de 41 % et le nombre d’homicides conjugaux, de 64 %.

Le gouvernement conservateur a choisi d’ignorer ces faits. Son projet de loi C-19 mettra fin à l’enregistrement des armes d’épaule, détruira les données sur les 7 millions de ces armes en circulation, et éliminera l’obligation de montrer un permis pour en acquérir de même que l’obligation de documenter leurs ventes.

Nous faisons donc appel aux sénateurs afin qu’ils votent en faveur de la sécurité publique et contre le projet de loi C-19.