Trudeau’s Liberal government and public saftey minister Ralph Goodale have introduced Bill C-47 today. The bill looks to me and others like it’s just an import bill. It basically requires another step for imports who import anything firearms related into Canada. The proposed “brokering permit” would coincide with the upcoming UN firearms marking regulations coming into effect in June. I am concerned as bill C-47 is vegue (nothing new) which could lead to more problomatic issues as it does not state what process is required to get a permit, who will approve/deny imports into the country and of course at least for me the big question is what the guidlines will be for what is and is not allowed to be imported. You can see how this could turn very bad very fast. No need for the RCMP to classify a firearm when the import is just banned, doesn’t matter if it’s legal or not. Kind of like tracer rounds. They are legal but are blocked at import and cannot be imported in fully made cartridge form.
In all honesty I do not mind them tracking imports into Canada as long as it stops at the importer and does not create situations where they ban imports that are legally allowed to be imported and do not make crazy prices or restrictive policies that run up costs and red tape. We also do not need a backdoor registry and/or any other money wasting something the Liberals are very good at. We have enough of that in every aspect of our lives and certainly when it comes to firearms, we do not need more.
I am also very concerned with the upcoming UN markings scheme and this new bill because prices for firearms and ammo will certainly jump up in price, how much who knows.
Here is a link to the PDF of the Bill C-47