Well, we live in a democracy. I know that we don't agree with all the laws that are passed, but we do have on the books criteria and laws regarding assault weapons that have been reinforced by the Supreme Court. That's why semi-automatic weapons that can be converted to automatic are deemed to be automatic weapons and prohibited.
It is the police, the RCMP, who have pointed out, I have to say, the dangers of these weapons, including .50 calibre weapons and other weapons with military characteristics. The police use the law as a tool to protect the public as best it can. What this law would do is that it would take away the ability of the police basically to do their job, to protect the public safety with the laws we have. It gives the minister, who has a political position, the ability to overrule any of the decisions of the RCMP regarding the proper classification of dangerous weapons with public safety in mind.
As we've seen up until now, political interests are not the same as public safety interests. They go against what the RCMP has deemed as being necessary to protect the public. For that reason, we do not agree with—