An Act to amend the Criminal Code (weapons trafficking)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


James Moore  Conservative

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


Not active, as of Nov. 17, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)


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JusticeStatements By Members

November 1st, 2005 / 2:10 p.m.
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James Moore Conservative Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam, BC

Mr. Speaker, the first responsibility of the state, above all else, is to protect law abiding citizens from those who would do them harm.

Lauri Tinga, a constituent of mine, is in critical condition at this hour in hospital after being shot in the head by a stray bullet while she was sitting in her living room in Port Moody. Port Moody police believe the shooting to be gang related and that Linda was caught in the cross fire.

Our gun laws do not work. They are not protecting Canadians and they need reform. While the Liberals have wasted billions registering firearms with no impact on reducing gun crime, Canadians believe in taking action and so do Conservatives. We believe in mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes and consecutive not concurrent sentencing for violent crimes.

My private member's bill, Bill C-289, would impose a lifetime ban on gun ownership for anyone convicted of a violent crime. Bill C-291 would impose tough new penalties for people convicted of illegally trafficking firearms.

On behalf of all members of the House, I wish Lauri a speedy and full recovery. On behalf of all victims of gun crime, I call on the government to wake up, change our laws and start protecting Canadians.

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

November 17th, 2004 / 3:20 p.m.
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James Moore Conservative Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-291, an act to amend the Criminal Code (weapons trafficking).

Mr. Speaker, unlike the firearms registry which the Liberals tout as real firearms control, what this bill does is it makes it a separate criminal offence and facilitates the distinction between possessing firearms and trafficking in firearms.It puts in place tougher penalties for people who illegally bring into the country firearms and ammunition that have been prohibited by the government.

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