Women's Groups, Police Association, Victims of Gun Violence and Coalition for
Gun Control Appalled that Opposition Leaders to Help Dismantle the Gun

TORONTO, Nov. 4 /CNW/ - The House of Commons will vote today on private member's bill C-391, which would abolish the requirement to register long-guns, undermining the Firearms Act as a whole. Public safety groups are appalled that just a few months after Opposition parties voted to pass a Bloc Quebecois motion supporting the gun registry, today they are expected to vote in favour of bill C-391. Just weeks from the 20th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, mothers and families of the victims of gun violence are travelling to Ottawa for this historic vote.

Among the groups that have stated their opposition to this bill and its deleterious effects on public safety are:

    - President of the Canadian Association of the Chiefs of Police
    - President of the Canadian Association of Police Boards (CAPB)
    - Chief of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM)
    - Fédération des Femmes du Québec
    - President of the Coalition for Gun Control
    - Victims of Gun Violence including Suzanne Laplante Edward, Priscilla
      de Villiers and Elaine Lumley

Available to comment today are:

Chief Bill Blair, President of the Canadian Association of the Chiefs of Police: 416-808-7100

Jennifer Lanzon, Executive Director of CAPB: 819-682-1440

Yvan Delorme, Chief of Police Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM): 514-280-2015

Coalition for Gun Control president Wendy Cukier and Victims of Gun Violence: (416) 604-0209

SOURCE Coalition for Gun Control

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