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Help BCWF Advocate for Sport Shooting and Hunters

A message from BCWF:
No C-71
HELP ADVOCATE FOR SPORT SHOOTING AND HUNTERS NOW

On March 20th, 2018, Minister Ralph Goodale tabled bill C-71 in the House of Commons proposing amendments to the Canadian Firearms Act.

Your help with advocacy to stop Bill C-71 is urgently needed. The BCWF campaign is to "write early and often", and we will be providing template emails and calls to action weekly.

Here is how you can get your voice heard:

1) Mail a letter to Minister Goodale asking him to withdraw the legislation, with copies to the Prime Minister and the Members of Parliament.

For your convenience,we have created a template letter for you to download, personalize and mail to Minister Goodale.

Click Here To Download a Draft Template Letter >>

The Honourable Ralph Goodale
Minister of Public Safety
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6


2) Email your letter to Ralph Goodale at hon.ralph.goodale@canada.ca

3) Call/meet your local Member of Parliament and ask him/her to write to the Minister and oppose Bill C-71.

Find your MP and Book a Meeting with them to talk about why you oppose Bill C-17. It is important to meet with your MP regardless of which party he/she belongs to.

4) Ask others in your personal contact circle to help by carrying out steps 1, 2 & 3 as listed above.

This is urgent as the government has posted notice of closure on debate on the Bill and the Bill has already passed second reading.

Thank you for your support/assistance on this important issue.

The BC Wildlife Federation


LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THE BCWF IS DOING TO FIGHT BILL C-71

Here is a brief overview of what Bill C-71 Amendments to the Canadian Firearms Act means to you:

  • Background checks for criminal violence and any mental illness will be conducted over the life of the individual, not the previous five year period.

  • Both business and private sales of all firearms are subject to computerized license verification. Non-Restricted firearms transfers will not have the information regarding the firearm recorded.

  • Businesses are required to keep records which will include the individual's information and all information regarding the firearm(s) transferred. The business must keep the records for 20 years unless the business ceases to be a business. In that case all records must be surrendered to the authorities.

  • Authorizations to Transport have been gutted. The only permitted uses are to shooting ranges and Purchase-to-Home, but will still include "all ranges in province". All currently held ATTs will be revoked on passage of Bill 71.

  • All of the Swiss Arms Classic series and all CZ-858s will be made 12(9) Prohibited. The owners of these rifles will be Grandfathered and permitted to transport to a range for the purposes of target shooting.

  • The power of the Governing Council to declare any firearm to be Non-Restricted has been revoked. The Governing Council may still be used to declare any firearms to be restricted or prohibited.

  • UN Firearms Marking will be issued in a Technical amendment
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BCWF'S RESPONSE TO BILL C-71 >>

CLICK HERE TO READ THE BCWF'S REQUEST FOR PARTICIPATE IN COMMITTEE MEETING ON BILL C-71 >>

CLICK HERE TO READ THE BCWF'S COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS ON BILL C-71 >>