Mr. Speaker, last week the Minister of Justice gave us excellent
briefings on the new gun control administration and in particular on the requirements for the safe storage of weapons and ammunition.
We were told that it is just as important to secure the storage of ammunition as it is to secure firearms. On the other hand, we also learned that approximately 3,000 firearms were stolen or lost in the last reported year.
In these circumstances I urge the minister to amend the law to require a firearms acquisition certificate for the purchase of ammunition. This would make it more difficult for those with stolen or illegally acquired weapons to use those weapons.
Experience shows us that the more we restrict the availability of guns and ammunition, the fewer crimes are committed with guns and ammunition.
Right now it is easier to buy a box of bullets than it is to buy a case of beer.