List of guns banned by amendment revealed

by Editorial Staff | November 24, 2022

A full list of firearms that would be banned by an amendment to federal Bill C-21 has been revealed.

The proposal, which focuses mostly on semi-automatic shotguns and centrefire rifles, could criminalize millions of hunting firearms. It targets those “designed to accept a detachable cartridge magazine with a capacity greater than five cartridges of the type for which the firearm was originally designed.”

The amendment has yet to be voted on by the Liberal, NDP, and Bloc Quebecois members of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. It was introduced by committee member and Markham-Unionville MP Paul Chiang on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The list of firearms was published by the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR), which filed an application in federal court to the firearm ban earlier this year. Details on when the proposed ban would take effect or how it would be implemented have are not yet available.

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) has reached out to the government for more information on the impact of the amendment and will continue to recommend concrete actions that will address gun crime while minimizing the impact on the hunting community, Manager of Policy Mark Ryckman said.

“Changes of this magnitude warrant the same level of critical analysis and debate in the political arena that has been given to other aspects of Bill C-21. Pushing these amendments without hearing evidence from Canadians is unacceptable,” he said.

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Comments

  1. Brian Ernest wrote: This is overreach by the government and does nothing to address firearms violence in Canada. This is aimed at hunters and other lawful firearms users who are not part of the gun violence problem
  2. Dave Benson wrote: I understand the ban of semi-automatics under Bill C 21, but not hunting rifles that hold a maximum of 5 rounds. 4 in the clip and 1 chambered. Where will this ban end. It is not stopping criminal activity.
  3. R Case wrote: Dear Canadian Firearms Owners 1/ Please take the time to send this proposed prohibited firearms list to your local federal Liberal/NDP member of parliament and ask them to pick out the prohibited firearms that pertain to you. They have most of your information on their database so it shouldn't be too much of a bother. Rather than you going through 300+ pages of drivel to find out if you are about to become a criminal. 2/ Please take the time to contact your local member of parliament every time there is a shooting anywhere in Canada and ask them why their firearm policies don't work. Ask them why the crime rate is still going up?