Brief to Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security Re: Bill C-71 an Act to Amend Certain Acts and Regulations in Relation to Firearms

21 Pages Posted: 19 May 2018

Date Written: April 26, 2018

Abstract

Executive Summary:

• Background checks increased beyond 5 years will not result in decreased homicide or suicide by firearm and should not be performed. As well questions involving past suicide, depression and emotional problems, divorce, separation job loss, and bankruptcy should be removed as per the Privacy Act.

• Vendor sales records and license verification should not be implemented as the proposed verification system will not result in reduced homicide by firearm. • The ATT should be repealed as a costly and redundant control of firearms, and replaced with an excuse allowing transport of all firearms to a location where such is safe and permitted to store, repair, sell or discharge.

• The evidence suggests that classification of firearms results in no public safety benefit and should be discontinued.

• Strategies that target youth offenders and gangs are more likely to result in beneficial effects.

Keywords: firearms, bill c-71, homicide, suicide, regulations, gun control

Suggested Citation

Langmann, Caillin, Brief to Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security Re: Bill C-71 an Act to Amend Certain Acts and Regulations in Relation to Firearms (April 26, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3169661 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3169661

Caillin Langmann (Contact Author)

McMaster University ( email )

1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4
Canada

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