In 65 days the Canadian Firearms Marking Regulations will come into effect.

The regulations, as currently drafted, will have a negative impact on Canadians who rely on hunting to feed their families and sports shooters, by significantly increasing the cost of firearms and reducing choice. It is also likely that it will have a disastrous impact on the Canadian firearms industry and result in the loss of jobs. It could also hurt trading relationships with other countries.

The BC Wildlife Federation has written several letters to the Minister of Public Safety (see attachment – Ltr to Hon R Goodale) expressing our concerns regarding the regulation as drafted, and supporting the solution proposed by the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA)  (See attachment – Proposed Change.)

It is now time for all members to get directly involved by writing to the Minister of Public Safety, with a carbon copy to your local Member of Parliament, requesting that the regulation be amended.

Please see the draft letter attached. (RSSCL V2).   All you need to do is add your name and address to the top, a cc to your local MP at the bottom, print and mail (note, postage is not required to mail to MPs).

Please send a physical letter as they have more impact than emails or petitions.

Remember this regulation will effect ANYONE who buys imported firearms, it doesn’t just apply to any one group.  As firearms owners we need to stand together!  United we stand, divided we fall!

Please forward this email and attachments to any and all shooters that you know who would be willing to take a few minutes and send a letter, and take a minute to do it yourself.

The time for action is now.

Vic Skaarup


BCWF Recreational Sports Shooting Committee

03 13 17 Ltr to Hon R Goodale re Recommended Solution to Concerns UN Firearm Marking Scheme

Proposed Change to CDN Firearms Marking Regulations

Letter to Minister March 2017 (this is the letter for you to sign and mail in)