The Firearms Prohibition Registry
- A replacement of the licencing scheme of the Liberal’s 1995
Firearms Act, by
- A federal registry of persons prohibited by court order from possessing
- A safer more secure society by reducing criminal access to
- Focuses the attention squarely on the problem: criminals.
- 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.
- Allows the police to have ready access to all information on all persons
prohibited from possessing firearms.
- A justice of the courts - not a federal bureaucrat - would determine
who is prohibited from owning and acquiring firearms.
- 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
- 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.
- Decriminalizes the mere possession of a firearm - only keeps track
of irresponsible persons, leaving responsible citizens alone.
- The amount of data that would be provided by the courts would be
- The police have the communication equipment in their offices and
patrol cars to access this type of information.
Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association
Association canadienne des propriétaires d’armes sans permis
402 Skeena Court Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 4H2
(306) 242-2379 (306) 230-8929