Petition to Support M-452- Firearms Act

March 12, 2014

The Petition is available online by clicking here: (Petition Motion M-452 ). Please consult the guidelines below before printing and collecting signatures:

 

Signatures and Addresses

 

A petition must contain a minimum of 25 valid signatures with addresses.

 

A petition should contain signatures of residents of Canada only. Persons not resident in Canada cannot petition the House of Commons of Canada. A petition signed exclusively by non-resident persons is not acceptable.

 

There is no minimum age requirement for anyone signing a petition.

 

Each petitioner must sign, not print, his or her own name directly on the petition and must not sign for anyone else. If a petitioner cannot sign because of illness or a disability, this must be noted on the petition and the note signed by a witness.

 

A petition must contain original signatures written directly on the document and not pasted, taped, photocopied or otherwise transferred to it.

 

Some signatures and addresses must appear on the first sheet with the text of the petition. Signatures and addresses may appear on the reverse of the petition.

 

The address may either be the petitioner’s full home address, or the city and province, or the province and postal code. As with the signature, the address must be written directly on the document and not pasted, taped, photocopied or otherwise transferred to it. The inclusion of other contact information (such are telephone numbers or email addresses) is permitted but not required.

 

Petitions can be returned to the Office of Larry Miller. Contact information can be found under the “Contact Larry” tab on this website.

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Petition to Support M-452- Firearms Act

 

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is encouraging residents of Bruce and Grey counties and indeed all Canadians to sign a petition in support of Motion M-452 – Firearms Act.

 

M-452 would amend Sections 117, 118 and 119 of the Firearms Act to establish a Firearms Experts Technical Committee with the goal of restoring public confidence in the functions and operations of the Canadian Firearms Registration System. This committee would be permanent and would oversee such things as firearms reclassifications and would have regulatory powers with regards to the safe handling of firearms.

 

Essentially, M-452 would remove the responsibility from the RCMP for classifying categories of firearms and place this responsibility within the scope of the duties of the Firearms Experts Technical Committee. The committee would be composed of the following members: 1) RCMP, 2) Ontario Forensic Centre, 3) four individuals appointed to the committee as civilian firearms experts. Furthermore, M-452 would place a moratorium on firearms reclassification until the permanent committee is in place.
“This motion will end the arbitrary reclassification of firearms and will establish a committee that oversees firearms registration in an open and transparent fashion and that operates with direct civilian oversight,” said Miller. “I encourage all residents of Bruce and Grey counties and indeed all Canadians to sign this petition in support of M-452.”

 

Supporters of the motion will be able to sign the petition at Miller’s office in Owen Sound. Office hours are 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information please visit: www.larrymiller.ca.

 

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