Today our Conservative Government acted on its promises to lawful Canadian gun owners by introducing the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act.
This bill will cut red tape for law-abiding firearms owners and ensure that firearm regulations are safe and sensible.
The bill will:
•Merge the Possession Only License (POL) and the Possession and Acquisition License (PAL);
•Restrict the ability of Chief Firearms Officers to make arbitrary decisions;
•Create a grace period at the end of the five-year licence to stop people from immediately becoming criminalized for paperwork errors; and
•End needless paperwork around Authorizations to Transport by making them a condition of a license
Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., FRCS(C)
Member of Parliament for Simcoe—Grey