moved for leave to introduce Bill C-346, An Act to amend the Firearms Act (licences).
Mr. Speaker, I especially want to thank the member for Foothills for being my first seconder on this bill.
The bill is an enactment that amends the Firearms Act to eliminate the expiry of certain firearms licences and to provide for the relinquishment of licences. It also requires individuals to update their licence application information every 10 years and provides for the suspension of licences in certain circumstances.
The essence of the bill is the premise that an expired licence should not make a law-abiding firearms owner a criminal.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)