Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association
Association canadienne des propriétaires d’armes sans permis

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The Firearms Prohibition Registry

The Proposal:

  • A replacement of the function of the Canadian Firearms Center, by
  • A federal registry of persons prohibited by court order from possessing firearms.

The Objective:

  • A safer more secure society by reducing criminal access to firearms.

The Benefits:

  • Focuses the attention squarely on the problem: criminals.
  • Means the courts, not a federal employee, would determine who is prohibited from owning and acquiring firearms.
  • Allows the police to have ready access to all information on all persons prohibited from possessing firearms.
  • Requires that an individual wishing to purchase firearms must not be listed in the FPR.
  • Assures vendors that purchasers of firearms would be legitimate by providing an 800 number to insure the recipient of the firearm is not listed in the FPR.
  • Respects the Rights and Freedoms of responsible citizens to acquire and possess firearms.
  • Ensures judicial review so that no person is erroneously included in the FPR.
  • Maintains effective measures to ensure swift correction of faulty data.
  • Provides a public service for which no fees would be attached.

Rationale for the Firearms Prohibition Registry:

  • The courts, by convictions, restraining orders, and bail conditions would decide who is prohibited from possessing firearms.
  • The government should only keep track of irresponsible persons, leaving responsible citizens alone.
  • The amount of data which would be provided by the courts would b e more manageable.
  • The police have the communication equipment in their offices and patrol cars to access this type of system.

Garry Breitkreuz, MP has been saying for years,

"Any sane person can only conclude that federal gun control laws should be focused on keeping the guns out of the hands of people who should not have them."

"Register criminals, NOT duck hunters"

The membership of CUFOA overwhelmingly endorses the Firearms Prohibition Registry.

The time for responsible change has arrived: Stand up for Canada.