Conservative Party leadership candidate Dr. Leslyn Lewis has pledged to repeal Justin Trudeau’s gun ban. She was the first to make that pledge, beating out Erin O’Toole by a few minutes:
Here’s what Lewis said on Twitter:
“I believe in cracking down hard on smuggled firearms. I believe in empowering police forces to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. But cracking down on law-abiding citizens will do nothing to stop future mass shootings.”
As we know, the Liberal gun ban will only empower weapon smugglers and criminals, while failing to address gangs – the actual source of gun crime. That’s why it’s good to see Lewis take a stand and pledge to repeal it.
Here’s Lewis’ Full Statement:
“The Liberals are using the recent tragedy in Nova Scotia to ram through new gun regulations.
I can’t even explain how frustrating this is to see.
All our hearts go out to the victims and their families in Nova Scotia.
But cracking down on law-abiding citizens will do nothing to stop future mass shootings.
I believe in cracking down hard on smuggled firearms.
I believe in empowering police forces to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
I want to lead a government that respects legal gun owners in Canada, instead of one that treats gun owners with contempt and disrespect.
I promise to bring common sense back to Canada’s approach to firearms and review our firearms legislation to make it clear, practical and purposeful instead of adding more legislation to our already confusing laws.
I will do everything in my power to keep our communities safe. But this new Liberal ban does not do that. It should be repealed.”