Brady petition urges Ontario to say no to gun buyback



QUEEN’S PARK – Local MPP Bobbi Ann Brady presented petitions in the Ontario Legislature today calling on the province to tell the federal government it will not be participating in its gun buyback scheme.

The petition is based on a move by the federal government to have policing agencies execute its gun buyback. The provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, plus the Yukon Territory, have all stated they will not allow provincial resources to be used for the buyback, as they believe it will take police off the streets. Ontario has not stated its intention in this direction.

“This is not just a firearms rights issue, it’s a policing issue,” Brady said. “Are we better having our police officers knocking on the doors of law-abiding gun owners or dealing with domestic violence and illegal firearms?”

Brady has brought forward the question on the subject during question period but has not received an answer.


For more information, contact MPP Bobbi Ann Brady at 519-428-0446 or [email protected]