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SECU Committee Report

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Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), your Committee has considered Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms, and wishes to make the following recommendations to the Government:

  1. That the Government of Canada expand research into firearm-related injury and death, including research on the correlation between firearms and suicide and intimate partner violence;
  2. That, as raised by the Toronto police and other stakeholders, the Government study mechanisms to identify large and unusual firearms transactions, especially those involving restricted and prohibited guns, to better identify illicit straw purchasing schemes, gang activity, or trafficking operations;
  3. That, at the suggestion of PolySeSouvient, the Government of Canada examine whether it is reasonable for commercial firearms manufacturers to promote the sales of their wares, namely restricted and prohibited weapons, in a manner that particularly glorifies violence and simulates warfare; and
  4. That any above undertakings of the Government be done in consultation with all relevant stakeholders.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting Nos. 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119 and 120) is tabled.