Canada’s Senate voted 55-33 Tuesday to approve strict gun legislation.
The bill enhances background checks, requires firearms retailers to keep records of sales for 20 years, and requires police-licensed handgun owners to get permission from police to transport their police registered firearms to police approved gunsmiths or face criminal charges. It also would be a crime for licensed gun owners to transfer, sell or give a firearm to another licensed gun owner without permission from police.
Canadian shooting champion Allan Harding expressed his displeasure about the bill in a tweet to Senator Don Plett, a conservative senator who led the opposition to the bill and has also been tweeting his own reactions to the bill.
The bill now goes before Her Excellency the Right Honourable