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Public Safety Canada

October 02, 2012 10:15 ET

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews Tables Repeal of the Gun Shows Regulations

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2012) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Canada's Minister of Public Safety, today tabled in the House of Parliament the Government of Canada's proposal to repeal the Gun Shows Regulations. Minister Toews previously announced the Government's intent to repeal the Gun Shows Regulations on September 7, 2012.

"Our Government is focused on public safety and justice system reforms that tackle real crime and real criminals," said Minister Toews. "We will move to repeal the redundant Gun Shows Regulations because the regulation of these events is already covered by existing regulations."

The storage and display of firearms at gun shows are already governed by the Storage, Display and Transportation of Firearms and Other Weapons by Businesses Regulations and the Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Individuals Regulations under the Firearms Act.

"We have successfully introduced legislation that fights gang crime, drug crime, violent and repeat offenders. These are the reforms that the Government is focused on and that Canadians need and deserve most," said Candice Bergen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety.

With the repeal of these Regulations, gun shows and the security of firearms displayed at gun shows will continue to be regulated by the existing Storage, Display and Transportation of Firearms and Other Weapons by Businesses Regulations and the Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Individuals Regulations under the Firearms Act. Firearms Act Regulations related to transfers, possession and transportation of firearms still apply.

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