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    Parliament of Canada E-Petitions

    I know they've been posted elsewhere--some have their own thread, but I thought it might be a good idea to keep and maintain a central list instead of trying to find the various petition numbers withing the GOC pages. This can allow us to check the status of relevant petitions. We can can add links below to the existing discussions about these petitions.

    E-111
    Whereas:

    • The current firearm legislation classifies the semi-auto Armalite Rifle - 15 and variants as restricted when there is no inherent difference between it and that of hundreds or thousands of other firearms in Canada which have been, in due process, classified as non-restricted;
    • The restriction on the AR-15 and its variants prohibits the use of this semi-automatic modern sporting rifle from being used for lawful purposes such as hunting;
    • This rifle has been ultimately restricted purely because of cosmetic appearance of the rifle which does not make the rifle more dangerous. It has been assembled with modern day materials (plastic & aluminium) and that shouldn't be the merit to base a rifle for restricted classification as there are thousands of other rifles like it used on a day to day basis for legitimate purposes;
    • This rifle is the most versatile hunting rifle in the world. The calibre can easily be changed to meet lawful provincial hunting requirements from small game to big game animals without the need to purchase multiple gaming rifles; and
    • The Armalite Rifle - 15 was in fact legal to hunt with before the mid 1990's firearm classification changes and we hunters would like that opportunity restored.

    We, the undersigned, Lawful Firearm Owners of Canada, request (or call upon) the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to Re-classify the Armalite Rifle - 15 back to non-restricted status so we can once again use this rifle to lawfully participate in the Canadian cultural practices of hunting.
    Government response tabled on August 17, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...Petition=e-111


    E-575
    Whereas:

    • Highly damaging noise levels repeatedly reach the ears of firearm users despite the use of traditional hearing protection;
    • Section 7 of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms recognises an individual’s right to personal health and safety;
    • Sound moderators are the only universally recognised health and safety device that has a criminal prohibition in Canada;
    • As affirmed in Bedford v. Canada at the Supreme Court of Canada, one cannot be prevented from taking reasonable steps to improve personal safety in a hazardous situation;
    • The majority of G7 nations and many others have recognised the health and safety benefits involved, and allow the legal use of sound moderators by hunters and sport shooters;
    • Sound moderators reduce noise pollution and noise complaints in communities with shooting ranges, in rural and farm communities, and in areas used for recreational activities where hunting and target shooting is legal;
    • Sound moderators facilitate significantly increased humane husbandry of game animals, livestock, and pets as hunting companions; and
    • Hearing damage is a significant quality of life and public health issue costing taxpayers millions annually.

    We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:

    1. Take a stand and empower Canadians to be responsible for their own health and safety by removing the prohibition of sound moderators from the Criminal Code of Canada;
    2. Allow the legal acquisition, possession, and use of sound moderators on firearms by all licensed firearms users in Canada; and
    3. Call upon the provinces and territories to amend provincial and territorial prohibitions and allow the use of sound moderators while engaged in all legal hunting and sport shooting activities.
    Government response tabled on November 9, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-04)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...Petition=e-575


    E-982
    Whereas:

    • On average there are 150 officers for every 100 000 citizens. Less than 70% are on the street.
    • The rate of police strength has now declined for four consecutive years.
    • Due to the changing context of police work and criminal activity, demands on policing is being challenged.
    • As per No. 5, police response times are ever increasing.
    • Criminals are on the go 24/7 and do not follow the laws. Terrorism is on the rise.
    • The majority of officers work alone in a car or municipality with no on duty backup.
    • Officers carry one service pistol with a shotgun or carbine locked in the police vehicle.
    • Officers are not allowed to carry a backup firearm, nor conceal carry one when off duty.
    • We trust the police to carry a firearm while on duty, so we should trust them to conceal carry when off duty.
    • We trust the police to carry a firearm when employed, so we should trust them to conceal carry when retired.
    • At any given time there are more off duty and retired officers around than the on duty officer.
    • Allowing on duty officers to carry a backup firearm will make their lives safer and in turn the public safer.
    • Allowing off duty and retired officers conceal carry a firearm will make them safer and the public safer.

    We, the undersigned, Citizen of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to: Allow on duty officers to carry a backup firearm on their person. Allow off duty officers to conceal carry a firearm. Allow retired police officers to conceal carry a firearm.
    Government response tabled on January 29, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...Petition=e-982


    E-1093
    Whereas:

    We, the undersigned, residents of Canada draw the attention of the House to the following: That given that the Minister of Public Safety’s unelected Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee will shape the future of firearm regulation in our country, its members must adequately understand and represent the very people affected by its recommendations, being Canada’s shooting community. Therefore, your petitioners, call upon the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to require individuals appointed to the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee to have earned their Possession and Acquisition License (PAL), without which they lack a baseline understanding of the activities they are tasked with regulating.
    Government response tabled on May 22, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-08)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...etition=e-1093


    E-1605
    Whereas:

    • More than two million licenced gun owners in Canada, individuals who have never done anything wrong but are tracked daily on CPIC (Canadian Police Information Centre) are required to report any change of address to the government within 30 days or face criminal charges with a maximum penalty of two years in jail;
    • In his 2016 report to Parliament the RCMP Firearms Commissioner noted that between 2012 and 2016 there were 422,887 convicted criminals prohibited from owning firearms by the courts (Chart #4);
    • These 422,887 convicted criminals, prohibited from owning firearms are not required to report their change of address to the government or police unless such an order was specifically stated as a part of their sentence by the courts;
    • On November 24, 2004, Firearms Commissioner Bill Baker testified before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights: “On the change of address, if someone is prohibited from having a firearm in the country they are no longer effectively covered by the Firearms Act”; and
    • Those 422,887 persons prohibited from owning firearms are the biggest threat to police and public safety; and are the ones most likely to acquire firearms illegally and reoffend.

    We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to enact legislation requiring those convicted criminals who have been prohibited from owning firearms by the courts to report any change of address and this information be made available to police in a database on CPIC (Canadian Police Information Centre).
    Government response tabled on November 5, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-14)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...etition=e-1605


    E-1608
    Whereas:

    • Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms, does nothing to tackle firearms violence, but rather adds further red-tape on law abiding firearms owners;
    • This legislation brings back the useless and ineffective long-gun registry; and
    • This legislation does not provide the resources to frontline police forces to tackle the true source of firearms violence : gangs and organized criminal enterprises.

    We, the undersigned, Residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to scrap Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms, and to instead devote greater resources to policing in Canada.
    Government response tabled on November 2, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-13)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...etition=e-1608


    E-1866
    Whereas:

    • Escalating gun violence and death by firearms in Canada are of grave concern;
    • Japan, a country of more than 127 million people with very strict gun controls, has one of the lowest rates of gun crimes in the world and rarely sees more than 10 gun deaths per year;
    • In Australia, Germany, and Britain, the number of deaths by firearms fell sharply after strict gun controls and bans were introduced, and these countries now have a much lower rate of gun crimes and firearm deaths than Canada;
    • Banning hand guns and military-style assault weapons saves lives and promotes peace and order; and
    • The role of the federal government is to enact laws for the peace, order and good government of Canada.

    We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to draft legislation immediately in order to ban handguns and military-style assault weapons in Canada.
    Closed for signature : February 8, 2019, at 8:32 a.m. (EDT)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...etition=e-1866


    E-1883
    Whereas:

    • Justin Trudeau has instructed his Border Security and Organized Crime Minister to examine a potential handgun and assault weapon ban;
    • The safety of Canadians should be the highest responsibility of government;
    • Whenever Liberal governments attempt to crackdown on gun violence, they usually end up targeting law-abiding firearms owners;
    • Canadian firearms owners are highly vetted in our country;
    • The government is focusing its efforts on law-abiding firearm owners while ignoring data on gun-related crimes being correlated with gang activity and illegal weapon smuggling;
    • The government’s firearms legislation, Bill C-71, does nothing to address actual problems related to gun crime;
    • Bill C-71 contains no mention of the words “gang” or “organized” crime anywhere; and
    • The government refuses to admit that most guns used to commit crimes are from illegal sources.

    We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction to:

    1. Respect law-abiding Canadians who own firearms;
    2. Immediately scrap Bill C-71 and introduce legislation that actually targets criminals while protecting Canadians and respecting law-abiding firearms owners; and
    3. Abandon the idea of a blanket firearms ban on law-abiding and highly vetted Canadians.
    Government response tabled on April 12, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-29)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...etition=e-1883


    E-1887
    Whereas:

    • Canada has entered an agreement with the United Nations that all firearms imported into Canada are required to be marked with a unique identifier;
    • Current Canadian law does not require a serial number on newly imported firearms;
    • The current Firearms Marking Regulations do not satisfy the agreement for a unique identifier such as a serial number;
    • The Firearms Marking Regulations would degrade and devalue firearms; and
    • The Firearms Marking Regulations would hamper legal trade and cause hardship for licenced firearms businesses in Canada.

    We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to cancel implementation of the current Firearms Marking Regulations and replace them with new regulations that require a serial number to be present on newly manufactured imported firearms.
    Closed for signature : February 7, 2019, at 3:54 p.m. (EDT)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...etition=e-1887
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    A few recent anti-gun petitions, including the one making headlines:

    E-1923
    We, the undersigned, Canadian citizens, call upon the Government of Canada to implement a ban on the civilian ownership of handguns and military assault weapons.
    Petition presented to the House of Commons on April 11, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03421)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...etition=e-1923

    E-2097
    We, the undersigned, Canadian citizens, call upon the Government of Canada to implement a ban on the civilian ownership of handguns and military assault weapons.
    Open for signature : March 5, 2019, at 11:31 a.m. (EDT) to July 3, 2019, at 11:31 a.m. (EDT)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...etition=e-2097

    E-2139
    We, the undersigned, Residents of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, call upon the House of Commons to adopt Bill C-71 and to ban military style semi-automatic weapons in Canada by limiting the use of these weapons to military personnel only.
    Open for signature : April 8, 2019, at 4:48 p.m. (EDT) to June 7, 2019, at 4:48 p.m. (EDT)
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/P...etition=e-2139
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    Is there an ability to re-introduce a petition at a later date, after a change in government, or introduce a different but similar petition or will gov not revisit a similar topic?

    It would be nice if they would revisit sound moderators with an open mind and not through the lenses of movie goers.
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    Whereas:
    Initiated by Wendy,"i am full of shite", Cukier from Toronto, Ontario, on November 2, 2018, at 2:26 p.m. (EDT)

    Handguns account for 58% of shooting homicides;
    Military assault weapons such as the AR-15 used in the Parkland Florida massacre are sold to civilians in Canada;
    There are now nearly 1 million legally owned handguns in Canada;
    Many legal handguns end up in the hands of violent criminals as a result of illegal sales, theft and diversion;
    More crime guns that are traced come from Canadian sources;
    Handguns and military weapons are not used for hunting, by farmers or indigenous people for legitimate purposes and United States style arming for “self- protection” is rising;
    The Supreme Court of Canada has said there is no “right” to own guns, like the United States Second Amendment, in Canada;
    Easy access to handguns and other restricted and prohibited weapons fuels gang violence, domestic violence, suicide and undermines community safety;
    Canada has the fourth highest rate of gun deaths among OECD countries and is one of few developed countries to have loosened its gun laws in past decades;
    Countries like the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan have shown that strict gun control laws lead to dramatically lower gun homicide, crime and death rates;
    The majority of Canadians support stronger gun laws; and
    Reducing easy access to handguns and military assault weapons will increase safety in both urban and rural Canada.
    But booze and dope are harmless and very little damage is caused by these items alone, but if drunks and druggies have guns this is bad.

    We, the undersigned, Canadian citizens, call upon the Government of Canada to implement a ban on the civilian ownership of handguns and military assault weapons.

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    Alberta
    705
    British Columbia
    1066
    Manitoba
    177
    New Brunswick
    109
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    111
    Northwest Territories
    2
    Nova Scotia
    217
    Nunavut
    4
    Ontario
    16081
    Prince Edward Island
    34
    Quebec
    1386
    Saskatchewan
    148
    Yukon
    18
    Other Countries
    52
    Ontario is a pit
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3MTA3 View Post
    Toronto is a pit
    This was all a few people shopping it around in downtown Toronto. The numbers jumped up pretty suddenly.

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    There's a Starbucks right across from Ryerson...

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    Don't be knocking Ontario.

    The problem is that it's just massive, both size-wise and population-wise, having almost 1/2 of the people in Canada.

    Yes there are hubs where certain leftist cultures exist and flourish, but there are also a hell of a lot of rural areas where people are no different than Alberta.

    The put in Rob Ford as premier, which obviously means they're not all leftists.
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    Reintroducing petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Swingerguy View Post
    Is there an ability to re-introduce a petition at a later date, after a change in government, or introduce a different but similar petition or will gov not revisit a similar topic?

    It would be nice if they would revisit sound moderators with an open mind and not through the lenses of movie goers.
    I think some of the petitions I've read are probably too broad in scope and we'd be better served with a smaller ask. We also need to give the government a path to "yes", rather than just recording our disapproval.

    "We understand the interest in public safety, but respectfully request that the government carefully assess the statistical data which suggests lawful gun owners are not meaningful contributors to gun violence and that additional border controls to prevent trafficking in illegal firearms would be a better use of taxpayer funds."

    "... While not significantly contributing to crime in Canada, shooting sports create an industry worth X billions of dollars a year..."

    "... So called 'buyback' programs targeting the AR-15 rifle would cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars while setting a dangerous and unpopular precedent for property rights. Further, if this plan, as envisioned by the Right Honorable... had been enacted 10 years ago, not a single violence crime would have been prevented."

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