If the Liberal government truly believes that the legal availability of assault weapons puts the public at risk, then why not enact measures that are available to them right now, while they are still in power?
Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair says he’s recommending a ban on assault-style weapons, but it won’t be something the party moves on until after the fall election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
On June 14, The Globe and Mail reported that the Liberal Party has finally decided what it will do about the thorny issue of legal access to handguns and assault weapons.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'