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thegunblog in News | 23 October 2018
Bill C-71 Is ‘Piece of Crap,’ Senator David Tkachuk Tells Senate


TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government’s Bill C-71 is a “piece of crap” that will threaten the lives of farmers and penalize honest hunters and sport shooters while doing nothing to stop criminals, Senator David Tkachuk told the Senate today.

Tkachuk, a member of the opposition Conservative Party, said the proposed law fails to address the causes of suicide and violent crime, such as drug and alcohol abuse, a brutal prison system, depression and family dysfunction.
“I can safely say that Bill C-71 will neither reduce crime, nor prevent criminals from getting their hands on guns,” the Saskatchewan senator told his colleagues this evening. “Crime in rural Saskatchewan is on the increase and that isn’t because of guns. Actually, guns are the only protectors that a farmer has.”
“We need to address some of the social issues that are causing the problems, not this piece of crap that we have here,” Tkachuk said, referring to the proposed law.

‘This Bill Should Die’

“The very act of getting a gun licence demonstrates you are not interested in committing a crime. So it is illogical that introducing more paperwork will lead to a reduction in crime. It’s virtue signalling. ‘Look at what we are doing. We are so concerned.’ I’m surprised it doesn’t have a gender and an environmental component,” the senator said.

“I think this bill should die on the Order Paper, and the government of Canada should get busy solving the real problems in rural Canada, and not this stuff that they’re trying to purport to put on us,” Tkachuk said.
Bans for Votes

The Liberal Party-led government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proposed Bill C-71 to ban more guns from lawful owners and make it harder for them to buy, sell, own and transport firearms.

It would criminalize men and women with police-authorized firearm licences who buy or sell any gun without additional permission from the police, or who take certain firearms to a gunsmith without special authorization.

‘Detrimental’ to Safety

“It appears to have a rather limited public-safety benefit,” Tkachuk said. “It may even be detrimental, especially to those who live in remote or rural communities.”

A public-relations firm that advises the government said in March that new restrictions on farmers, hunters and target shooters present an “untapped opportunity” for Trudeau to win votes from centre-left voters in the next election.

Scrap C-71

Tkachuk spoke after a speech by Senator Raymonde Gagné of the Independent Senators Group. She was the fourth member of the group to lead discussion in favour of the Liberal bill.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has pledged to repeal and replace Bill C-71 if he is elected prime minister.

Restrictions, Registry

Tkachuk said new firearm-import restrictions known as the Firearms Marking Regulations will be part of Bill C-71 and also have zero benefit to safety. The new rules are set to take effect Dec. 1.

He criticized the proposed law for requiring the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to give Quebec the personal details of every Canadian gun owner in the so-called Long-Gun Registry. The RCMP kept a copy while saying it had deleted the records.
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(Excerpts transcribed by TheGunBlog.ca from the Senate replay starting at 16:59:30, resuming at 17:36:55. Update 24 Oct.: Senate transcript.)

I’m opposed to this bill by what it does not do, rather than what it does. It tinkers with guns and gun owners — people who have applied and have gun licences, and know how to use guns, and have to deal with more bureaucracy and more restrictions on their personal freedoms.

Tools vs. Causes of Crime

Criminals engage in criminal acts. They are not particularly phased by breaking another law to commit the crime they’re intent on. They’ll find a way to get a gun illegally no matter how many restrictions you put on them.

[Guns …] They are tools used in crime, to be sure, but they are not the cause.

The bill does nothing about the increase in gun violence that led to it being introduced and that it purports to respond to. Once again this government is more interested in being seen to be doing something than actually doing something.

It appears to have a rather limited public-safety benefit. It may even be detrimental, especially to those who live in remote or rural communities.

There is no measure in this bill to address the growing problem of gun and gang violence on our streets.

Fear, Safety

I grew up in small town in Saskatchewan. We had about 150 people.

Everybody in our town had a gun. Everybody. You know why they had a gun? Because there were no police. There were no police for miles and miles around. There were no phones, so you couldn’t call. We weren’t killing anybody. There wasn’t robbery in the streets.

People are going into rural areas. They’re causing tremendous fear …. It used to be in rural Saskatchewan you felt safe. Not anymore. You don’t feel safe anymore.

On suicide (Reply to Senator Lucie Moncion)

I’m not a psychologist. I can’t really speak to why people commit suicide. All I know is men use guns, women use other means, they use drugs usually, to kill themselves. What would cause someone to do that, I really don’t know. But I don’t think that has anything to do with the bill that we have before us. I don’t think anything in that bill would prevent anybody from committing suicide with a gun.”
 

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Well ruger#1, does it make much sense to holler and yell about new gun restrictions when hunters and shooters who should know better, vote for leaders who will guarantee gun bans and restrictions? I won't be making any more posts on this thread, I've caused enough of a stir, but on behalf of my brother and brother in law who may lose their hand guns, A special Thank You to all who voted ABC, you got what you asked for.
 

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Here's how the Liberals want it (gun bans) to go down, from behind closed doors.

This is a follow up thread from my last one that had some predictions my "guy on the inside" told me regarding magazine limits and so called "loopholes" that allow center fire semi-auto rifles to circumvent the 5 round limit. One of them was banning certain ammo types. As we have all seen, the anti-gun establishment dipped their toes in the water with this approach already. Doug Ford put an end to it in Toronto. Other provinces might not be so lucky.

Here's a list of things my guy says are being discussed behind closed doors. These are things not being discussed during the consultations, but future policy in a post 2019 LPC Canada.

1 - The Liberals believe they can and will win in 2019.

2 - The Liberals plan on ditching the idea of making the 2019 election about carbon taxes, and have decided to run an emotional campaign with gun violence as one of their main platforms. The message will be that the Liberal party is the only party capable of keeping people safe. They have already begun compiling a list of family members of shootings across Canada in an effort to use them for photo ops and speeches during the campaign.

3 - There will be no move on gun bans before next election. Their focus is currently C-71.

4 - The Liberals know there are a lot of non restricted semi-automatic rifles currently in circulation, so an immediate ban without knowing who has what is not realistic.

5 - The Liberals plan on making their move after a 2019 victory. This will happen in 3 phases:
5a) Create legislation that bans handguns and semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazine (including the SKS), citing gang violence and an overall plea by Canadian citizens.
5b) Grandfather in handguns and semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazine (including the SKS) for individuals who already own them, by creating a new category, or using the existing new category in C-71, prompting owners to register them so they can continue to own them.
5c) Once sufficient data is collected on individuals registering their grandfathered rifles, they will use a gun event to eliminate the grandfathered class. Letters will be sent to owners advising them to turn in their grandfathered rifles and handguns (Registration always leads to confiscation). Rumored amnesty time will be 90 days.

6 - The Liberals understand that there are millions of dollars worth of firearms in legal possession. The plan will be to provide monetary compensation for the rifles and handguns, but nowhere near the MSRP, even for used firearms.

My guy is a gun owner who works inside the LPC. Take the information above with a grain of salt. It's nothing but closed door LPC discussion so far. There is no legislation being written up as we speak (that my friend knows of), and all of it depends on whether or not the LPC win a majority in 2019, which they believe they will by using the emotions of the population to demonize the CPC's gun stance. Prepare for a lot of LPC campaign ads comparing the CPC to the NRA and Trump administration. They know a campaign on a carbon tax will be unpopular among voters.

His suggestion should any of the above begin to come to fruition is to keep your non restricted rifles locked away, and to stop posting pictures of them on social media. For residents of Quebec who have not yet registered your non restricted rifles, keep them out of sight after the January 2019 registration deadline. The LPC will request provincial records on all NR rifles registered in the event of a ban.

He suggested, should the LPC win in 2019, that you all stay incognito with regards to your NR's until a more gun friendly party is elected, and can undo the damage the LPC created for the gun community. Do not, under any circumstance, register them to have them grandfathered in. This is a ploy to gather data on who owns what. Right now, they have no idea, and can't make their move until they do.

Good luck all.​
 

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This bit of statistical beauty comes to us from Stats Canada and is a clear sign of where energy, resources and police efforts should be allocated. Are you listening? @williamsterlingblair @ralph.goodale_0 @markhollandlib @justinpjtrudeau *************************************************** Thankyou to the lovely @brass_loving_brunette for bringing this to our attention.
 

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Scheer better smarten up. He's been silent for too long, and when he does open his mouth, it's not been very constructive. With too much silence, idiot CPC members have been posting stupid crap.

It's a year away, although I hate the campaigning, I think it needs to start ASAP, and while pointing out the faults of the LPC, I think a more positive campaign over a smear would work better, you don't need to preach to the choir. The focus will not be on the existing CPC supporters, but the people who are not hardcore left or right. Convince them why they should vote CPC, not why not to vote LPC. The NDP will not be a large factor, but hopefully they can steal votes away from the LPC.

There's a sad growing trend in North America for 'spite voting' where folks vote someone in to spite the person they don't like. That typically leads to very low expectations for the winning candidate, as all they had to do was win to satisfy their voters, not actually effect any change.
 
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