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Senator David Tkachuk currently speaking in opposition to Bill C-71.
Senator David Tkachuk: Current legislation already allows for lifetime background checks where the RCMP has reason to believe issues may exist that affect the person's application for a firearm license.
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THREAD: Amendment Votes on Bill C-71 continue in the Senate at 2pm EST

Senate Sitting #289 Live Stream:…

CPAC TV Live Stream:…

#StopC71 #StopBillC71 #KillBillC71 #BillC71Book
Senator Stan Kutcher speaking on mental health literacy, understanding mental health treatments.

"In Canada we've been working on mental health issues for the past 20 years."

Rate of mental illness essentially unchanged. Access to care has not significantly improved either.
Senator Larry Smith: Why did @JustinTrudeau appoint a Tides Canada representative to his office? Why does the government keep taking such a weak position on Tides Canada and their attacks on our energy sector?
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Bill C-71: Canada's Senate National Security and Defence Committee (SECD) review today 11h - 18h Ottawa time.



Alan Drummond says ~80% of suicides are by bullet.

Senator Don Plett corrects him: It's ~16%, according to Statistics Canada.

The main methods are:
- hanging (44%)
- poisoning, including drug overdoses (25%)

But: Bill C-71 doesn't regulate how people kill themselves.

Firearm ownership in Canada is at a record high.

The illegal use of firearms for violent crime has been declining for decades and is near a record low.

The idea that hunters, farmers and sport shooters have some connection to violent gangs is a lie.
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Bill C-71 — Canadian Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (SECD) resumes review of Bill C-71, the government's planned law against hunters, farmers and sport shooters.




Senator David Richards on Bill C-71 against hunters, farmers and sport shooters:

"I think it’s a subtle bureaucratic way of profiling rural Canadians."

If you are afraid your spouse/bf/gf is going to murder or beat you, call the police or helpline immediately. Maybe consider a new relationship?

Don't lobby the government to pass new laws. Murder and beatings are already illegal.
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THREAD: Bill C-71 Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Security and National Defence (SECD) to hear from witnesses today.

Agenda + Link to Live Webcast:…

CPAC TV Livestream:…

1st speaker from prohibitionist group says violent people use tools to hurt people. Doesn't address any clause in Bill C-71.

2nd speaker from prohibitionist group says violent people use tools to hurt people. Doesn't address any clause in Bill C-71.

3rd speaker Saunders is also spokeswoman for Doctors for Protection From Facts. (She is 3rd speaker from doctors' group to be invited by Senate on Bill C-71.)

Saunders says some people hurt themselves and others.

Doesn't address any clause in Bill C-71.

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Sheldon Clare, president of @CanadasNFA: “We’ve been revamping and rebuilding our organization. ... We’re stronger than ever.” Annual General Meeting today in Hamilton, Ontario
Blair Hagen, Executive VP, @CanadasNFA : “If you own a gun in Canada today, you need to be politically motivated, or at least politically educated.”
Charles Zach, Ontario Director, @CanadasNFA : Out of 2.1 million PAL holders, “Less than 1 percent of people belong to a gun org. Not just the NFA, but any gun org.”


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