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HomeNewsCariboo-Prince George MP calls ban on guns knee jerk reaction

Cariboo-Prince George MP calls ban on guns knee jerk reaction

Todd Doherty has come out swinging against the Prime Minister’s order in council that bans 1,500 makes and models of military-grade “assault-style” weapons in Canada.

He says it makes criminals out of ordinary Canadians and does nothing to keep guns out of criminals hands…

“The gun discussion is a tough one. There is no two ways about it the senseless tragedy that took place in Nova Scotia is horrific and should never happen, but the early investigations all show that those guns were obtained illegally, and the Prime Minister’s order in council on firearms does nothing to combat that.”

Doherty says all it does is make criminals out of ordinary Canadians.

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We asked Doherty why would anyone need these types of weapons, including law abiding citizens ?

“These are single shot weapons, and the list of weapons that they prohibited in one swoop included shot guns that many sport shooters, many hunters use, 10 and 12 gauge, despite what they’re saying.”

Doherty also takes issue with how this gun ban came about…

“Our position is that this is not a well thought out plan, and one that deserves Parliamentarians from all sides to have a fruitful debate on.”

Doherty has sponsored a petition by one of his constituents that had 37,000 signatures on it in the first three days.

He says even police officers are against it.

The ban went into effect on May 1st.

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