Carol Hughes Relays Constituent's Solution on Firearms Tracing to Parliament
Ottawa – Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, MP Carol Hughes delivered a petition sponsored by the Espanola Hand Gun Club on the subject of the United Nations Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, to Parliament today.
Hughes told the House that the petition is signed by individuals from Webbwood, Espanola. Massey, Iron Bridge, Spanish, Thessalon, Elliot Lake, and Manitoulin Island, along with many more from other Northern communities.
“The petitioners indicate that the RCMP Firearms Tracing unit successfully traces firearms through the use of the firearm’s make model and serial number,’ said Hughes. “They explain that the implementation of the firearms marking regulations will impose costly, onerous, and unnecessary requirements on manufacturers and importers of firearms.”
Hughes told parliament that signatories of the petition are promoting a different solution.
“The petitioners are asking the government of Canada to revise the firearms marking regulations to recognize that a simple requirement for a serial number on all new firearms imported into Canada will satisfy the United Nations request and adequately address the tracing requirements ,” said Hughes.