Joint Brief on the Impact of Bill C-42 on Women’s Safety
Along with the Coalition for Gun Control and 15 other organizations, NAWL submitted a Joint Brief on the Impact of Bill C-42 on Women’s Safety to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. The brief, which can be read here, outlines the manner in which the most recent amendments to firearms legislation proposed in Bill C-42, if enacted, would put women’s lives at risk. In particular, the Brief outlines how the bill weakens controls and would make it easier for legal guns to be diverted to illegal markets. These measures would increase the risk of gun-related domestic violence and suicide, particularly youth suicide, and could result in an increased number of gun deaths.