On Tuesday, March 27th the Liberal Government introduced Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms. This legislation does nothing to tackle firearms crime, but instead will heap red-tape and new rules upon law-abiding firearms owners. The Government had the option to go after the criminal enterprises that traffic illegal hand-guns and put them in the hands of gangs and criminals. Instead, the Government chose to go after target-shooters and hunters.
Included in this legislation is the requirement that every time a long-gun is sold, the seller must contact the Registrar of Firearms at the RCMP, provide details on the firearm, and the identity of the person they are selling the firearm to. This will generate a transaction number that the seller has to keep to prove they complied with the new law. It doesn't take a rocket-scientist to understand that a registrar keeps records. This is the new Liberal long-gun registry.
You can read the text of the new legislation here: http://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/C-71/first-reading
The background information provided by the government can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-safety-canada/news/2018/03/firearms-legislation-to-make-communities-safer.html
You can also fill out the official House of Commons e-petition here: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1608
Please fill out my three question survey to help me understand your thoughts about this legislation.