Mr. Speaker, last week in my constituency we held two townhall meetings to discuss gun control.
The message that I received from the people attending these two meetings was loud and clear: do not handcuff together what are two separate issues, gun control and criminal justice reform; do not attempt to control the criminal abuse of firearms by punishing the innocent, legitimate gun owners in the country.
This message has been supported by over 300 phone calls and faxes to our "let the people speak" lines here in Ottawa. These come from all across the country. The people of Moose Jaw-Lake Centre say we need to get tough with violence and violent criminals. We need to do it now, but let us leave law-abiding citizens alone.