Thousands of jobs in Canadian firearms industry at risk over United Nations firearms marking scheme

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Thousands of jobs in Canadian firearms industry at risk over United Nations firearms marking scheme

Postby Canada Gun Club » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:42 pm

The United Nations Firearms Marking Scheme introduced into Canadian law by Prime Minister Jean Chretien's Liberal government places thousands of jobs at risk in Canada. The regulation requiring an expensive marking to be applied to all firearms imported or manufactured in Canada could devastate the multi-billion dollar industry. It is also perplexing why the Chretien government would introduce this regulation into the Canadian civilian firearms industry in the first place considering it was intended by the UN to deter international arms smuggling. The civilian firearms industry in Canada plays no part in the international arms smuggling of foreign militias or terror groups.

Make no mistake, this regulation would cost thousands of jobs in Canada's firearms industry as firearms importation and manufacturing would be devastated by this terrible legislation. There be would little or no effect on criminals who source their firearms illegally though smuggling and the black market.

The regulation was originally brought into law by Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien in 2004 however the coming into force date has been deferred multiple times under the governments of Paul Martin and Stephen Harper. The last extension given for the coming into to force date is June 2017 (13 years after it was drafted by the Governor in Council in 2004). The only reason for multiple deferrals of the coming into force date by the Harper and Martin governments is they knew the implications for the Canadian firearms industry and thousands of jobs.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to immediately bring the regulation into force upon winning the 2015 federal election however fortunately his government has been wise enough not to do so.

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Despite inaccurate Liberal government estimates, the actual cost per firearm would be upwards of $200 each for compliance with the United Nations Firearms Marking regulation. This would result in over pricing and severely reduced importation, manufacturing and sales within the multi-billion dollar industry. Not to mention all firearms in Canada already have a serial number stamped into them during manufacture and an additional UN marking afterwards would be purely redundant.

All Canadians need to tell the Liberal Trudeau government to remove this terrible regulation from Canadian law before June 2017. There is no potential benefit and only harm to Canada's economy that could result from it coming into force.

Resources:
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2004-275/page-1.html

http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2013/2013-12-04/html/sor-dors203-eng.php

"Surge in gun sales helped create tens of thousands of jobs last year"
http://wgntv.com/2016/04/18/surge-in-gun-sales-helped-create-tens-of-thousands-of-jobs-last-year/



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Re: Thousands of jobs in Canadian firearms industry at risk over United Nations firearms marking scheme

Postby Rose » Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:45 am

I do not care about jobs when people's lives are at stake.

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Re: Thousands of jobs in Canadian firearms industry at risk over United Nations firearms marking scheme

Postby Yendor » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:36 am

Rose wrote:I do not care about jobs when people's lives are at stake.

You are completely missing the point. The marking regulation would do nothing to save any lives or protect the public. These marking regulations were created by the UN for international arms smuggling. Think of some African dictator buying thousands of rifles manufactured for the former Soviet army. The Liberal government decided to impose it on law abiding Canadian gun owners for no reason other than to harm activities such as hunting, target shooting and gun collecting. There are an average 159 gun homicides in Canada each year and over 90% of them are related to gang and drug activity. These gang members and criminals do not buy their guns legally and they don't care about some UN marking on them anyway.

No one's life is at stake over this marking regulation. There are over 2 million law abiding gun owners in Canada and all of their over 13 million guns already have a serial numbers on them. Criminals can also remove the UN markings just as easy as they can the serial number.

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Re: Thousands of jobs in Canadian firearms industry at risk over United Nations firearms marking scheme

Postby PaulW. » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:06 am

Dude you are wasting your time with that one. If she doesn't get it already she probably never will.
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Local stores, organizations worried about new gun rules

Postby Canada Gun Club » Fri May 12, 2017 4:36 pm

Saskatoon StarPhoenix:
“It’ll all be passed on to the end consumer, for sure,” Kopp said of the Firearms Marking Regulations, which various organizations have estimated will add between $100 and $200 to the cost of every new firearm sold in Canada.


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Unconfirmed report the regulation will be deferred until Dec2018

Postby Canada Gun Club » Thu May 18, 2017 8:47 pm

CSAAA: Canadian Firearms Marking Regulation update, unconfirmed report the regulation will be deferred until Dec2018


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Re: Thousands of jobs in Canadian firearms industry at risk over United Nations firearms marking scheme

Postby PaulW. » Sun May 21, 2017 6:23 pm

This gun marking garbage should have been removed from Canadian law entirely as part of bill C-42. Conservatives had a majority and the opportunity to do so much more for gun owners. Instead bill C-42 did more to advance gun control than it did to remove the pointless liberal garbage.

This is why Stephen Blaney is the wrong choice for leader of the conservative party.
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Goodale says gun marking rules need substantial re-writing

Postby Canada Gun Club » Thu May 25, 2017 2:05 pm

Saskatoon Starphoenix: Controversial gun marking rules need 'substantial re-writing,' Goodale says


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Re: Thousands of jobs in Canadian firearms industry at risk over United Nations firearms marking scheme

Postby HelmetHead » Fri May 26, 2017 1:10 am

we need a substantial re-election


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