An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearms)

Sponsor

Arnold Chan  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of June 12, 2017

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Criminal Code to establish an offence for the use, carrying or possession of a firearm that has previously been used in the commission of an offence.

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

June 12th, 2017 / 3:35 p.m.
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Liberal

Arnold Chan Liberal Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-359, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearms).

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to table an act to amend the Criminal Code of Canada in respect of firearms in order to create a new aggravated penalty for the selling, trading, renting, or loaning of a firearm that had been previously used in the commission of an offence and is subsequently used in a subsequent offence.

The purpose of this legislation is to give law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and jurists a new optional, consecutive penalty of up to five years to deter trafficking in these illegal firearms. This bill, however, is in no way intended to compromise or target legitimate, responsible gun owners. This bill would instead require criminal intent and purpose.

In particular, I want to give a very quick shout-out to Sergeant Derek Byers of division 42 and the community safety response team and the major crimes unit that service northern and central Scarborough for the concept behind this proposed legislation.

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