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When asking how much more a gun store can take the answer is simply “No More”. The Trudeau attack on firearms and the firearms community has yet to see an end.
Banning over 1500 firearms and variants through process of Order In Council has put a lot of stores in a financial hard spot. They are sitting on thousands of dollars in inventory and told they cannot return it or sell it.
How does a store survive with a business model in a hostile environment this government has put them in? Stores that adapted a new business model were shocked to find out shortly after more regulations are coming down the pipeline. Pending legislation C21 which if passed will give the RCMP the power to reclassify firearms without over sight from the government based on their interpretations of the law. Leaving stores with less product on the shelves and unsellable inventory stock.
Bill C71 Impact On Stores
Now with some of the regulations coming into force as of July 7Th from bill C71 it is going to put more red tape on stores.
Firearms owners got notice their authorization to transport had been revoked. A new one would be mailed out to them. Absent transport to a business that holds a licence authorizing it to repair or appraise.
Why the government believes any firearm owner taking their firearm to a firearm store is a risk to public safety just baffles me
Questions I keep asking myself
- Will they have a separate call centre to handle this or do they plan to overload an already overloaded CFO office?
- Will they reject an application based on distance?
- Will it be a one day ATT?
- Will the service be made available on the weekends?
Another part of C71 that has yet to come into force is the long gun registry 2.0 a back door registry that passes the buck off to the stores. They will be responsible for holding and maintaining the data either in paper form or electronic. In order to transfer a non restricted firearm you must obtain an authorization number from the government, so what does that mean for stores ? Will they have access to a web portal or will they have to call in every time to complete a sale adding stress to an already overload call centre, knowing this government the days of walking into a store and picking out a non restricted firearm paying for it and leaving is well over. A transaction that could take 10 minutes if you already knew what you were looking for can now turn into 30-40 minutes or possibly longer because you are waiting for an approval from the government.
None of these new regulations have anything to do with public safety instead they just add more paperwork and red tape to stores.
How much more can a gun store take?