The Trudeau Liberals have withdrawn the controversial amendments to the gun grab Bill C-21 two months after sneaking them in.
On November 30, the Liberals tried to ban virtually all semi-automatic firearms through an amendment to Bill C-21.
“The Liberal government just pulled a fast one on Canadians and are trying to ban semi-automatic hunting rifles,” tweeted Conservative MP Glen Motz at the time.
Specifically, amendment G4 appeared to increase the number of gun owners whose firearms would become illegal if the legislation became law — including hunters.
On Friday, during a standing committee on public safety and national security (SECU), Liberal MP Taleeb Noormohamed withdrew the amendment.
“In relation to a clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-21, an act to amend certain acts and and to make certain consequential amendments firearms, amendment G4, currently under consideration by the committee be deemed withdrawn, and that amendment G46, which as not yet been moved, be deemed withdrawn from the package of amendments,” he said, as reported by the National Post.
The proposed amendment from November included a ban on:
“firearms that is a rifle or shotgun, that is capable of discharging centre-fire ammunition in a semi-automatic manner and that is designed to accept a detachable cartridge magazine with a capacity greater than five cartridges of the type for which the firearms was originally designed.”
Conservative MP Raquel Dancho said the amendment would ban most semi-automatic rifles and shotguns.
Subsequently, 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.
But 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.”