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Gun rights groups targeting Senators, MP offices with summer firearms bill campaigns

By Peter Mazereeuw      

One group promises to ‘flood’ MP offices with complaints about Bill C-71, while another says it is ‘already hearing from nervous Liberals.’

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is the sponsor of gun safety bill C-71, and has devoted considerable time and energy to countering negative messaging about the bill from its opponents. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Gun rights groups and the Conservative Party will continue to put pressure on Liberal MPs and the government over gun safety Bill C-71 this summer, using online campaigns and volunteers to try to “flood” MP offices with calls and emails.

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