Alberta’s Justice Minister Tyler Shandro introduced a Firearms Act for Albertans to protect the rights of legal gun owners against the federal government’s continued gun-grab attempts.
On Tuesday, Shandro said the goal of the legislation is to provide clarity in regards to who regulates Albertan gun-owners between the feds and the province.
“Once passed, the Alberta Firearms Act will be the most comprehensive provincial firearms framework in the country,” Shandro said.
The Act provides the Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) with a “stronger, clearer role.”
“By establishing in legislation the role of Alberta Chief Firearms Officer, this legislation will elevate the responsibilities and legal mandate of the office to the fullest extent of the law.”
Moreover, the Act will establish a Firearms Compensation Committee to ensure that legal gun owners who are required to give back any guns are fairly compensated.
“Alberta stands unequivocally with hunters, farmers, sport shooters, and Indigenous peoples, all of whom understand the importance of responsible firearm ownership to Alberta’s heritage and culture,” Shandro said.
When asked about how the legislation would hold up in the Supreme Court, Shandro stated that his government believes it is “constitutionally viable.”
On November 30, 2022, the Trudeau Liberals tried to ban virtually all semi-automatic firearms through an amendment to Bill C-21.
The pressure to scrap the amendments mounted from Conservative MPs and even the New Democrat Party. Furthermore, the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR) ripped Liberals’ “disastrous policies and their atrocious behaviour concerning licensed firearm owners.”
Liberal Safety Minister and frequent liar Marco Mendicino said that the reactions to the Bill C-21 amendments were overblown. He said conservatives were “fearmongering” with their concerns about a gun grab scheme.
However, last month, the Liberals withdrew the controversial amendments to the Bill, just two months after sneaking them in.