Call to Action
Canadian Firearms Marking Regulation
On June 1, 2017, the “Marking of Imported Firearms (Bill C-10A) Regulations” will come into effect to implement the UN Firearm Marking protocol.
The regulations, as currently drafted, will have a negative impact on Canadians who rely on hunting to feed their families and sports shooters, by significantly increasing the cost of firearms and reducing choice. It is also likely that it will have a disastrous impact on the Canadian firearms industry and result in the loss of jobs. It could also hurt trading relationships with other countries.
The BC Wildlife Federation has written several letters to the Minister of Public Safety (March 13, 2017 ) expressing our concerns regarding the regulation as drafted, and supporting the solution proposed by the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA) (provide link to document.).
It is now time for all members to get directly involved by writing to the Minister of Public Safety, with a carbon copy to your local Member of Parliament, requesting that the regulation be amended. Please see link for a draft letter you can use. Simply add your name and address to the top, a cc to your local MP at the bottom, print and mail (note, postage is not required to mail to MPs).
Please send a physical letter as they have more impact than emails or petitions.