May 10, 2018
Canada's government is clearly uninterested in finding innovative solutions to gun violence. Check out this article originally posted on the CBC http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/gun-violence-1.4641769
The federal government has finally accepted what cities have been complaining about for years: we're not doing enough to tackle gun violence.
Last month, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale convened a summit on gun and gang violence — bringing together law enforcement, medical professionals, gun control and gun rights activists, Indigenous communities and community activists — all in hopes of finding innovative ways to reduce gun violence.
But when the government introduced Bill C-71, which amends the Firearms Act to enhance background checks, record-keeping and changes the ways the RCMP can classify firearms, it became abundantly clear that the government has again decided to rest on its law enforcement-heavy laurels. It's doing the same thing as always, and hoping for better results.