I was distressed to learn of the decision to prohibit the Swiss Arms Classic Green Rifle.
As you are aware, the rifle was transferred from non-restricted to prohibited status by the RCMP on Thursday, February 27th.
The Minister of Public Safety, Steven Blaney is taking the appropriate actions to ensure that firearms owners who acted in good faith are not penalized. On Monday, March 3, 2014, Minister Blaney announced that he will bring forward 5 year amnesty to ensure that individuals in possession of these Swiss-imported rifles will continue to be able to possess their property without threat of criminal charges.
Our government will continue to strive to make Canada one of the safest countries in the world without penalizing law-abiding citizens.
Details of this amnesty will be made public in the near future, and I will continue to closely monitor this situation as will Minister Blaney to ensure the rights of gun owners are respected.
I have created a petition for you to print and sign along with your friends and neighbours who are concerned about this decision. Please ensure you have at least 25 signatures, otherwise it will not be admissible in Parliament.