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NCJ Number: 156133 Find in a Library
Title: Brief to the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Parliament of Canada, by the Canadian Criminal Justice Association on C-68, an Act Respecting Firearms and Other Weapons
Corporate Author: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4X9
Sale Source: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
101-320 av. Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario,
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This brief by the Canadian Criminal Justice Association supports the sponsorship of C-68, a law regarding the control of firearms and other weapons.
Abstract: With the exception of the provision for mandatory prison terms upon conviction, the Association supports passage of this bill. Some of the gun control-related issues discussed in this brief relate to a Canadian firearms registry, the seizure of firearms for public safety, a buy-back campaign similar to those conducted in the U.S., amnesty campaigns, establishment of a criminal record for failure to register a firearm, implementation of the legislation, and mandatory prison terms for any person who uses a firearm to commit, or attempt to commit, an indictable offense. While not a cure-all for solving the problem of violent crime, this legislation's efforts at prevention should reduce firearm-related crime and violence. 9 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Canada; Corrections; Crime prevention planning; Foreign laws; Foreign police; Gun control legislation; Juveniles; Victims of Crime
Note: Canadian Criminal Justice Association Bulletin, May 15, 1995.
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