Conservative E-Petition Supporting Canadian Firearms Owners Receives 175,310 Signatures, Most in Canadian History

February 16, 2020 – Ottawa, ON – An online petition initiated by Medicine Hat resident Brad Manysiak and sponsored by Glen Motz, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner and Associate Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness closed for signatures on February 15, 2020. The petition opposed the Liberals’ plan to ban ‘military-style assault rifles’ through an Order in Council, which bypasses the democratic process of the House of Commons.

The petition received unprecedented support with 175,310 signatures, making it the largest e-petition in Canadian history.

“Canadians have been very clear. They want action on crime, action on gangs and action on illegal firearms, and they want it now,” said MP Motz, a former police officer with the Medicine Hat Police Service. “Making law-abiding members of our communities follow even more rules will not help solve gun crime.”

“The Liberals’ policies are targeting law-abiding firearms’ owners instead of criminals and gangs which are the real issues,” Motz added, “It’s much harder and more difficult to go after criminals and illegally trafficked firearms, but that is the difficult work that Conservatives have always been prepared to do.”

MP Motz is thanking all concerned Canadians who signed the petition. He went on to add, “I look forward to presenting this petition to the House of Commons. Our Conservative team will continue to fight the Liberals’ misguided gun laws and to stand up for law-abiding firearms owners.”


For more information:
Sean O’Leary
Office of Glen Motz, MP