As Jessica Murphy reports in the Toronto Sun, the federal government has announced that it will not be following through with recently proposed regulations, drafted by bureaucrats at the Ministry of Natural Resources. These regulations would have unduly burdened law-abiding gun owners and reloaders, with no public safety benefit whatsoever:
The draft regulations, made public in March, included proposals that had ammunition being locked up and added severe new restrictions on the quantity of ammunition someone could own and store.
Solomon Friedman, an Ottawa-based firearms lawyer, said it smacked of “restrictions for restrictions’ sake.”
Natural Resources Canada, the federal department in charge explosives regulations, argued Canada’s rules need updating. The previous laws were written in 1920.