An Act to amend the Criminal Code (weapons trafficking)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.


James Moore  Canadian Alliance

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of June 13, 2003
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

June 13th, 2003 / 12:25 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

James Moore Canadian Alliance Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-444, an act to amend the Criminal Code (weapons trafficking).

Mr. Speaker, this is my second of two private member's bill that I am introducing this week as a response to the government's inadequate response with regard to firearms laws in the country.

The bill I introduced on Tuesday bans gun ownership for life for anybody convicted of a violent crime. The bill I am introducing today doubles the minimum sentence and dramatically increases the maximum sentence available for anybody caught illegally trafficking in weapons and ammunition in and out of our country.

This is the kind of step that goes in the right direction, and the kind of stuff the Liberals do not do the Canadian Alliance will do to save and protect Canadians.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)