Security Guns

Require enhanced background checks for anyone seeking to purchase a handgun or other restricted firearm.

Liberal Platform Page 54 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Jun 2019

An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Parliament of Canada June 21, 2019

Part 1 of this Act amends the Firearms Act to, among other things, (a) remove the reference to the five-year period, set out in subsection 5(2) of that Act, that applies to the mandatory consideration of certain eligibility criteria for holding a licence.

Bill C-71 received royal assent on June 21, 2019. Background checks are now no longer limited to the applicant's last five years, but to his/her whole life.

Mar 2018

Liberals propose tightening Canada’s firearms law with new record-keeping practices

CBC News March 20, 2018

The Liberal government hopes to tighten Canada’s firearms law with changes to the background check system and new mandatory record-keeping practices for vendors.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tabled Bill C-71 on Tuesday, which includes new provisions to "enhance" existing background checks for those seeking a firearms license.

Those checks will now demand the RCMP examine a person’s entire life history for potential red flags. The current standard assesses only the previous five years.