Ms. Candice Hoeppner (Portage—Lisgar, CPC): Mr. Speaker, on November 4 my private member's Bill C-391, which would end the long gun registry, will be voted on here in the House of Commons.
I believe Canadians should know the facts regarding the bill, as opposed to half-truths and myths. Bill C-391 will only end the long gun registry, nothing more and nothing less. Defenders of the long gun registry want Canadians to think my bill will end licensing requirements. This is completely false and misleading.
Under Bill C-391, any individual who wishes to own a firearm will still require a complete safety course and background check, which will include any history of violence, and police will have immediate access to who has a licence and where they live.
I do want to thank my colleagues from across the floor who have publicly supported ending the registry. They are listening to their constituents.
On Wednesday, my hope is that we will all listen to the voice of Canadians and pass Bill C-391 and finally bring an end to the wasteful and ineffective long gun registry.